RAD pilot connects traffic cameras over 5G

  • August 30, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Israeli telecoms company RAD has won the contract for a pilot project for connecting smart traffic cameras over 5G as part of the country’s smart infrastructure programme.

RAD specialises in secure industrial IoT backhaul and edge computing. It was selected by Israel’s Ministry of Communications and the Israel Innovation Authority (IAA) for the pilot project designed to promote the use of 5G.

The pilot will be carried out with Israel’s National Transport Infrastructure Company and is part of a programme to develop smart applications to improve communications infrastructure around the country.

Today, traffic cameras are deployed across Israel to monitor and control road infrastructure and traffic conditions. These cameras are connected over fibre optics, which limits the addition of required cameras in sites that are not served by fibre. The pilot will deliver live video feeds from traffic cameras over a 5G network using RAD’s SecFlow, which would enable fast addition of many new cameras regardless of fibre availability.

SecFlow is an IoT gateway designed for large scale automated networks in smart cities, smart energy and smart industry environments. Featuring edge computing capabilities, it aggregates and securely delivers traffic from smart meters, sensors, control units, CCTV cameras and other smart devices over any network, with unified management and fast threat response.

“RAD has been very active in the areas of IoT and 5G,” said Udy Kashkash, RAD’s CEO. “Our solutions in these fields attract attention around the world thanks to the innovation that they bring and RAD’s selection is a vote of confidence in our technology. 5G will revolutionise industry, transportation, infrastructure and business. We at RAD are very proud to be at the forefront of such initiatives that drive forward the Israeli tech industry.”

Israel’s Ministry of Communications believes the winning technologies are economic game changers that would significantly drive the Israeli economy forward. New 5G developments are expected to lead smart technologies in the coming years and generate increased demand worldwide.

As a global telecom access vendor, RAD enables service providers and critical infrastructure operators to evolve services over any network. With 40 years of innovation and a presence in over 150 countries, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million network elements.