Vivato Deploys Sarasota WLAN

Vivato and Southeastern Communication Service deploys WLAN system for the city of Sarasota, Florida

July 26, 2005

2 Min Read

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Vivato, Inc., a leading provider of extended-range Wi-Fi solutions and Southeastern Communication Service, Inc., a general contractor specializing in turnkey construction of wireless communication sites, have completed the first phase of a Wi-Fi system to support public safety efforts, economic development initiatives, and tourism within a five-square-mile area of the City of Sarasota, Florida. The City of Sarasota installation is comprised of two Vivato Base Stations and 3 Microcell Access Points (APs) and is the first step of Sarasota County's plan to bring broadband wireless access to the county mobile workforce and the public.

"We researched and evaluated other wireless technologies, but decided to utilize Vivato's extended-range architecture because the total cost of ownership for Sarasota County is much less," said Bob Hanson, CIO, Sarasota County. "Compared to traditional AP Mesh technologies, Vivato requires less equipment and network connections, while delivering higher bandwidth," Hanson added. "We wanted a robust system that can enable secure private and public applications, and can scale upwards to meet the growing needs of the County," Hansen said. The city will make the network available to local residents, businesses and visitors to drive economic development and tourism.

"We are excited to be working with Sarasota County and Vivato," said Tony Ankersmit, Vice President of Technical Operations, Southeastern Communication Service, Inc. "The extended range of the Vivato Base Stations makes them ideal for municipalities deploying Wi-Fi. We are looking forward to working with the County on their expansion phases." The area of Wi-Fi coverage is approximately 5 square miles and encompasses 90% of the city of Sarasota's downtown area. Future county development efforts will include the yacht basin within Sarasota Bay, libraries, community parks and under-privileged areas within Sarasota County, Florida.

Vivato Inc.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like