eLTE Visual Command and Dispatch
3G Electronic Engineering Co., Ltd. (3G) has provided the command center security systems for a number of major events hosted by the City of Shanghai, including World Expo, FINA World Championships, and the F1 Grand Prix.
To learn more detail of how 3G has employed Huawei’s enterprise LTE technology to deliver these large-scale, flexible security solutions, ICT Insights interviewed the company’s General Manager, Mr. Zhou Jian.
ICT Insights: What are the core services of 3G Electronics? Which customers have deployed your products and solutions?
Zhou Jian: 3G Electronics specializes in developing and integrating wireless command and dispatch systems that also incorporate geographical information and security protection. Our products have been widely deployed by customers across a variety of fields, including public security, firefighting, rail transport, ship harbors, airports, and civil aviation.
3G has two core services: command center and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). Successful command center projects have included World Expo 2010, the largest Expo ever held, which attracted more than 73 million visitors, the 14th FINA World Championships for swimming, the F1 Grand Prix, and systems for the Shanghai fire services and customs departments. Our command center products have also been deployed in Nanning and Chengdu to facilitate emergency response. Our Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) video surveillance system was also deployed during the World Expo 2010 to support the ability for the Shanghai Organizing Committee to connect thousands of surveillance cameras.
3G Electronics continues to work closely with Huawei to develop additional eLTE-based wireless dispatch systems for our customers in Shanghai.
ICT Insights: Can you tell us more about the benefits 3G gains by working in partnership with Huawei?
Zhou Jian: We have been working with Huawei since 2012 to develop and integrate eLTE-based communication solutions. In 2013, we jointly built an eLTE trial network for the Shanghai police, and in 2014, deployed eLTE systems in Pudong and Huangpu districts.
Our motivation to continue working with Huawei is driven by their diverse and expanding collection of ICT and eLTE products that support the security industry. Huawei continues to bring substantial advantages to the markets served by 3G Electronics.
ICT Insights: How do you expect that Huawei eLTE systems will support the business growth of 3G Electronics?
Zhou Jian: Security guarantees for large-scale events require multiple activities to be carried out on-site by command personnel. For past events, we would set up makeshift command centers by laying cable for wired communication — consuming large amounts labor and cash resources. Communication systems based on eLTE networks allow the establishment of mobile commands without the need for complex cabling. The result is enhanced command efficiency. And, although it is a wireless communication solution, eLTE provides sufficient bandwidth to transmit remote video, audio, and data accurately and reliably.
eLTE-based communication systems are able to streamline mobile procedures for police by improving the voice, video, and data communication experience, including the benefit of patrol cars to collect and transmit videos in real-time. With an eLTE-based communication system, officers can use vehicle-mounted cameras and handheld terminals to collect data and transmit video to the command center to keep command personnel updated about on-site conditions.
ICT Insights: What are the features and benefits of the Shanghai eLTE Communication Network now under construction?
Zhou Jian: 3G Electronics is building an eLTE-based communication network for the Shanghai police that is based on converging narrow and broadband solutions to deliver data services, and a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system for voice services. The result will be the implementation of a reliable and seamlessly interoperating voice, video, and data communications network.
The eLTE communication network brings three major technical benefits. The first is high-speed data transmission. Compared to traditional narrowband systems, eLTE provides higher upstream (50 Mbit/s) and downstream (100 Mbit/s) bandwidths. The second major benefit is high security. eLTE is a homegrown technology whose intellectual property is owned by Huawei, and strengthens network security. Last, but not least, is flexible mobility. eLTE enables 3G Electronics to implement temporary and flexible network coverage at special events, particularly for indoor locations. For example, when an incident occurs in a hotel, police officers can use handheld or vehicle-mounted terminals to quickly establish a wireless network and perform voice, video, and data communications.
ICT Insights: The command and dispatch system is shifting from “I hear you” (voice communication) to “I see you” (HD video communication). How does 3G Electronics utilize this trend to make itself more competitive?
Zhou Jian: 3G Electronics has a deep understanding of user needs and recognizes the significance of HD video for remote communication. We have separated ourselves from the competition over many years by developing video communication systems according to user needs.
We are addressing the challenge by deploying eLTE broadband trunking systems that include an HD video component with a minimum image resolution of 720p and transport bandwidth of at least 3 Mbit/s.
Our eLTE broadband trunking systems are based on the required service features of our users. As a system integrator, we are obligated to match our customer’s requirements using the products and technologies available in the supply chain. We are pleased that Huawei is able to provide an eLTE broadband trunking solution that exceeds the end-user demand.