Firetide Unwires Singapore National Day Event

Firetide and iCELL build wireless mesh network at Singapore National Stadium for National Day event.

SINGAPORE, August 17, 2006 — Firetide, a developer of multi-service mesh networks, today announced the successful deployment of its wireless mesh network at the National Stadium in Singapore. The wireless network, provided by Singaporean distributor D-Synergy and installed by Internet Service Provider iCELL Networks, served as a wireless infrastructure for the National Day Parade celebration at the stadium allowing video surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi access points to be deployed without cabling.

The National Day Parade organizers did not want to invest in a permanent wired network since the National Stadium will soon be replaced with a new facility. “Such a network would have been very costly to install and many kilometers of cabling would have to be abandoned when the stadium is torn down,” said Ken Chua, CEO of iCELL Networks. “With the Firetide mesh network we provided total wireless coverage of the entire stadium in less than two weeks. Immediately after the event we were able to remove the entire network for reuse at other events.”

The National Stadium mesh network consisted of 50 Wi-Fi access points and 40 video surveillance cameras connected to 30 Firetide mesh nodes. The mesh nodes connected wirelessly to each other to create the self-forming mesh. The network also features two redundant 20 Mbps Internet gateways to optimize bandwidth and load balancing and to provide instant failover should one of the links fail. iCELL engineers used Wi-Fi access points connected to the mesh to provide wireless Internet service for 200 mobile laptops and PDAs as well as Wi-Fi enabled telephone handsets.

“The National Day event in Singapore highlights the performance and versatility of the Firetide mesh network,” said Firetide CEO Bo Larsson. “We were able to provide flawless high speed video, voice over IP, and mobility in a large and challenging environment. It also demonstrates how economically feasible it is to set up a temporary network even with an area as large as the National Stadium.”

“NDP gave us the opportunity to show that large wireless networks are a reliable and affordable alternative to cabling,” Ken Chua said. “Singapore is in the forefront of applying technology at a practical level and this mesh network was no exception.”

Firetide mesh networks are used worldwide as a high speed wireless infrastructure for a wide variety of video surveillance, public access, voice over IP, public safety, education, and industrial applications. The company’s products include the HotPort line of wireless mesh nodes as well the recently announced HotPoint line of indoor and outdoor access points. Firetide products are available worldwide from authorized resellers. For more information, visit

About Firetide Inc.

Firetide is the leading provider of wireless multi-service mesh networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data for municipal, public safety and enterprise applications. Firetide HotPort mesh networks and HotPoint access points provide a secure, high performance wireless mesh infrastructure and access solution for video surveillance, Internet access HotZones, public safety networks and temporary networks wherever rapid deployment, mobility, and easy of installation are required. The company’s patented AutoMesh flow-based routing protocol optimizes network performance and capacity for high bandwidth and latency sensitive applications. Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, Firetide is a privately held company with worldwide product distribution. For more information, visit

About iCELL

iCELL Network Pte Ltd is one of Singapore’s leading information technology solution providers. The company builds Internet and Wi-Fi infrastructure providing business system mobility for corporate customers and individual users. iCELL is also Singapore’s largest wireless Internet service providers and systems integrators operating over 300 public HotSpots and wireless networks in 60 local schools. For more information visit

About D-Synergy

D-Synergy is a value-added distributor and provider of Internet Security products and services. The company focuses on wired and wireless security technologies, bringing the best price/performance combination to its respectable base of corporate clients and solutions partners in the Asia Pacific region. For more information visit www.d–


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Press Contacts

Mike Downes
Firetide, Inc.
+1 808-387-2181

Dominic Ybarra
Edelman for Firetide
+1 650-429-2786

Ken Chua
iCELL PTE Network Ltd
+65 6309-4520

Doreen Sim
D-Synergy Tech Systems Pte Ltd.
+65 6773-4264