Located at the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), the Firetide Mobility Test Track is the world’s first and only permanent outdoor wireless mesh networking facility to support research, development, and testing of new mobile communications infrastructures.
This facility includes a separate mesh network operating as a high-speed backhaul for the entire facility plus multiple mobile mesh networks for testing mobile infrastructure designs for mass transportation, industrial transport systems, and public safety vehicles.
The Firetide Mobility Test Track is part of an industry and academic partnership with Firetide and the university in which Firetide provides an annual grant to the CSUMB Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) Department plus mentoring and professional-level educational opportunities for university students.
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Tours and Live Demonstrations
To arrange a private tour and live demonstration of the test track facility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobility Test Services
The Firetide Mobility Test Track is now open for individualized proof-of-concept and performance testing of custom mobility infrastructure designs and configurations. Please contact your Firetide sales representative for more information or email email@example.com.
Mobility Training and Certification
Hands on, real-world training for Firetide mobility solutions is currently available. Firetide mobility certification training will also be available by the second half of 2013. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CSUMB students who wish to participate in Firetide Mobility Test Track educational opportunities for paid internships or to complete their senior capstone projects, should check with the University’s Computer Science and Information Technology Program.
Test Track Quick Facts
Location: Inter-Garrison Road, California State University, Monterey Bay
Track length: 1.5 miles/2.41 km
Equipment mounting: 11 light poles, 200 meters apart, two nodes per pole
Backhaul mesh: 11 Firetide HotPort 7020 mesh nodes plus one gateway node
Mobility mesh: 11 Firetide HotPort 7020 nodes plus on-vehicle mobile nodes
Fixed-track mobility antennas: High gain, MIMO patch and sector antennas
Vehicle antennas: (selection varies depending on test requirements)
Maximum vehicle speed: 50 mph/145 kph (State of California speed limit)
- General mobility for free roaming vehicles
- Linear mobility for fixed route and fixed rail applications
- Mobile link redundancy
- Intramesh and intermesh mobility
- Interoperability among multi-generation mobile mesh nodes
- Antenna qualification
Want to book a tour or use our track to test your mobility configuration?
Please contact your Firetide sales representative or email email@example.com.