Polish city launches new Intelligent Transport System

The Polish city of Rzeszow has launched an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to enhance smart city capabilities...

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the market leader in point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave, and transmissions systems integrator VSAT System, provided a new Data Transmission Platform for the ITS.

The collaboration, the partners said, puts Rzeszow at the “forefront of smart city innovation”, with the city also having launched the Rzeszow Metropolitan Area Network (ResMAN), successfully backhauling over 100 public Wi-Fi hotspots and deploying wireless broadband to more than 100 city schools and offices.

The ITS provides a single integrated communication system between public transport vehicles, traffic management systems and the public, making it quicker, easier and safer to move around the city.

The VectaStar PMP microwave platform provides the wireless infrastructure to connect key elements of the network, including a system of traffic light management and CCTV feeds from 50 crossroads, passenger information and ticketing offices/machines, and backup links for the City Crisis Headquarters.
“The launch of the ITS is testament to the excellent partnership between the City of Rzeszow and CBNL” said Leslaw Bandur, director of IT for the City of Rzeszow.

“We had tremendous success working together when introducing the first smart city capabilities to Rzeszow, enabling us to deliver advanced services and reduce our telecommunication operating costs by more than 60 percent. The performance, flexibility and efficiency of VectaStar was key in supporting us to deliver the ITS. This, together with CBNL and VSAT’s expert consultancy, ensured a smooth and successful roll out.”

Patrick Dravet, VP of sales for Europe at CBNL, said the company was excited to provide the infrastructure for Rzeszow’s new ITS network and see the city benefit from the solution.

“VectaStar is ideally suited to smart city deployments such as this thanks to its optimum balance of high capacity, cost efficiency and flexibility. We look forward to continuing our partnership and bringing the benefits of our new 600Mb/s solution to the city in the future,” he said.

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