Enabling City of Euless in Texas, USA, to run municipal applications, providing control and automation of city-wide assets for greater efficiency and cost-savings
Lod, Israel – March 28, 2018 –Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, today announced that the City of Euless, Texas, has selected Telrad’s fixed LTE solution for their city-wide municipal applications, allowing for remote control and automation.
Euless is a city located just northeast of Dallas, Texas. Currently with a population of more than 54,000, the city has been experiencing a growth spurt as more people move to Euless from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, resulting in operational scaling issues.
In order to be more productive and better manage municipal assets, the city decided to deploy a wireless network to improve work force efficiency and flexibility.
Scott Joyce, CTO of City of Euless, stated, “Initially, each of the applications we were considering required the installation of a separate, proprietary, wireless network. If we followed that path, we would have ended up with several wireless networks, which would have had a huge cost and result in a logistics nightmare.”
Euless selected Telrad’s fixed LTE solution, including its flagship BreezeCOMPACT 1000 base station. The LTE deployment has enabled the city to automate traffic lights, school zone flashers, the aggregated collection of water meter data, and more.
The key considerations for selecting the Telrad solution were:
- Scalability – easily allowing for the addition of equipment
- Capable of running all applications on a single wireless network
- Standards-based – so the city could add other LTE equipment at any point in the future
- Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform, allowing for software-only upgrades
“Telrad provides a software-defined solution. We don’t have to send anyone up the towers to replace equipment when there is an upgrade or change; we simply do a software upload – which is huge cost savings for the city,” added Joyce.
“Municipalities, such as the City of Euless require easy-to-use, future-proof, reliable, wireless broadband networking products to help them maintain a productive city-wide network,” said Chris Daniels, President of Telrad’s Wireless Division. “We are proud to serve the City of Euless as well as many other municipalities. Our cost-effective solutions enable infrastructure and assets to work in harmony, providing greater efficiencies and value-add services to the community.”
Following the success of the LTE solution, new applications have been introduced to further improve city productivity and automation. As a result of these successes, Euless is now looking into expanding the network with the addition of a number of base stations.
Telrad solutions, operating in the sub-6 GHz bands, offer reliable fixed wireless broadband connectivity, cost-optimized configurations, lower total cost of ownership, and NLOS capability. With maximum coverage and capacity, operators maintain more efficient, cost-effective networks that deliver an optimal user experience.
About City of Euless
The City of Euless, Texas, is located just northeast of Dallas in Texas. Euless has grown from a population of 25 in 1915 to a population of over 54,000 today, and has seen a recent growth burst as Dallas/Fort Worth expands and more people are moving to the metropolitan’s outlying areas. The southwestern portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is inside the city limits of Euless. The city is a local government agency that provides various municipal services to its citizens. For a complete listing of services, visit its website at http://www.eulesstx.gov/.
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE broadband solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (www.telrad.com
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