Video is used in a wide range of industrial applications, monitoring remote locations, increasing safety and providing other important functions.

We wrote in a previous post about using wireless networks for video applications, but today we’d like to focus specifically on the Horizon 900 MHz radio. ESTeem Horizon radios are unique in the product space, delivering RF data rates to 72 Mbps and using Mesh Technology for redundancy and self-healing.

Since it operates at 900 MHz, which is generally used for slow speed data collection or serial communications, the Horizon 900 might not seem an obvious choice for video. But the Horizon 900 can be used for higher level networking, delivering the reliability and dependability these applications demand.

The 900 MHz frequency lends itself well to video applications. It’s unlicensed like the WiFi bands at 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz but operates outside WiFi for greater security.

Compared to the other wideband frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz, 900 MHz also has a greater range and terrain penetration, making it particularly well-suited for remote monitoring applications.

The Horizon 900 MHz radio can provide many of the features of a WiFi network (high-speed, client roaming, Mesh networking, etc.). But, because it operates outside the WiFi bands, it’s automatically isolated from those networks.  This also allows IT teams to manage the WiFi networks without interfering with the control networks on the separate frequency.

The Horizon 900 MHz radio supports Dual-WiBridge so that a video network and control network can operate on the same wireless system but have complete isolation. This can greatly reduce wireless networking costs, while maintaining security and eliminating “cross-talk” between the two channels.

Offering many of the same advantages as WiFi with greater range and terrain penetration, the Horizon 900 is a great choice for video applications. Contact us today to learn if the Horizon 900 is the right choice for you.