Offers voice over wireless local area network, communications and Wi-Fi mesh technology for 14 Border Guard posts
Cisco and NextiraOne said that they have completed a major deployment to extend and support the Polish Border Guard’s information technology and communications platform. The project was co-financed by the European Union’s Outer Borders Fund.
Under the project, NextiraOne has installed a Cisco wireless infrastructure, providing voice over wireless local area network (VoWLAN), communications and Wi-Fi mesh technology for the 14 Border Guard posts located along Poland’s borders with Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
The Polish Border Guard deployment will provide an integrated communications experience for officers working across disparate locations. The use of voice over WLAN and the integration of the Cisco IP Interoperability and Communications System (IPICS) for push-to-talk communications aim at increasing responsiveness and enhance safety and security, the companies said.
According to Cisco, the wireless platform includes, IPICS that provide communications interoperability between wired and wireless networks by extending push-to-talk to IP networks; and a Wi-Fi mesh system that allows the Border Guard to extend its IP network to areas where access to a wired network is technically difficult to implement.
All implemented indoor and outdoor wireless solutions are based on the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which provides scalability and helps simplify the centralised management of the infrastructure. The Cisco wireless infrastructure is based on advanced technology including IEEE 802.11n.
Pawel Malak, general manager at Cisco Poland, said: “Incident response now involves modern networks, computers, and other devices in addition to the commonly used Land Mobile Radio. We are especially proud of the fact that many of the innovative technologies utilised by the Polish Border Guard have been introduced for the first time in Poland. These solutions increase the efficiency and effectiveness of border checks and contribute significantly to improving safety along the borders.”