Providing Connectivity for South Wales Police

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Panorama’s Antennas provide connectivity for South Wales Police. Read our CaseFocus to find out more.

01

The Challenge

South Wales Police is the largest police force in Wales serving 1.3 million civilians over 2,000km2. They have previously found connectivity to be a big challenge in their operations, with a 4G handset solution they de- ployed not achieving the connectivity desired. Operating in both urban and rural areas, they needed a complete solution that would give them connectivity in the most remote areas and a high performing antenna to achieve this. The antenna needed to provide the officers with the connectivity needed for their devices as well as provide a WiFi hotspot around the vehicle.

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The Antenna

LGMM-7-27-24-58

The LGMM-7-27-24-58 is a rugged low profile combination antenna that houses five isolated, high performance elements. It is designed to support the new generation of vehicle connectivity in policing.

The antenna contains two MiMo 4G/3G/2G cellular elements, two MiMo

WiFi elements and a high performance GPS/GNSS element. Being ground- plane independent the antenna can maintain a high performance even on non-metallic surfaces. The rugged durable housing provides excellent protection from the weather and vandalism.

The LGMM-7-27-24-58 is ideal for mounting on any vehicle with various mounting accessories available. Requiring only one hole to mount it can be easily installed with minimal impact to the vehicle.

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The Client

South Wales Police is one of four Welsh police services and serves 42% of the Welsh population. With 3,000 Police Constables, working over a large and varied area the ability to perform tasks without having to return to their police stations is vital.

Westbase.io is a leading distributor of hybrid networking solutions across the UK and Europe. They have an unparalleled product and industry knowledge and often utilise Panorama Antennas’ products as a perfect fit for customers’ connectivity requirements.

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The Solution

The LGMM-7-27-24-58 is a part of the solution chosen by Westbase.io along with the Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70 router. This solution has enabled the Police Officers for South Wales to fill the gaps in their connectivity and has provided them with coverage even in the most remote areas that they operate.

Officers have been able to increase the amount of time they spend out of the station completing tasks from their vehicles such as sending updates and uploading images. They are also able to communicate with their systems from outside of their vehicles, giving much needed connectivity while attending to a scene.

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