"We're very pleased with the increase in performance achieved by replacing the radios we previously used to transmit camera videos at the ArcelorMittal steel production plant in Ghent, Belgium," said Davy Schatteman, ArcelorMittal's manager responsible for upgrading the industrial wireless system. "LightPointe's radios enable us to transmit camera feeds with greater reliability even while the rail platform moves, which enhanced our ability to monitor the production in real time, thus ensuring high quality and safety."
The legacy system in place at the factory had high latency, slow transmission, and only provided a total of 6 Mbps of capacity. It was prone to radio frequency interference and reliability problems which led to video feeds not being transmitted well, especially during rail system movement.
"We selected LightPointe's 60 GHz solution because of its compact design, low latency, and nine levels of adaptive modulation, which automatically optimizes the data rate for the security cameras," said Erik Delcart, senior account manager for Black Box Network Services, a wireless distributor and integrator which recommended the LightPointe solution to ArcelorMittal. "In a steel manufacturing plant, where safety and quality of production are critical, it's essential that all camera feeds transmit evenly during movement of the production rail platform."
LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) is a San Diego manufacturer of wireless bridges for campus building-to-building connectivity, video security and surveillance networks, industrial communications networks, as well as the ISP and carrier backhaul market.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, ArcelorMittal is the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
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