Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland has extended its security solutions coverage using high-capacity backhaul from Siklu, the leader in millimetre-wave backhaul. The Harbour is the centre of activity for the offshore oil and gas industry's marine support operations in northwest Europe, and handles around five million tons of cargo a year. The creation of the new Torry Marine Base meant the harbour board needed to deploy an integrated security solution, including IP HD CCTV and pedestrian and vehicular access control solutions.

This required secure, interference-free and high-capacity backhaul connecting the new base to the existing IT fibre network infrastructure. Laying fibre or utilizing leased line solutions was considered, but due to the cost effectiveness and ease of deployment, it was decided to utilize Siklu’s E-band wireless technology.

Distributor Purdicom recommended the Siklu EtherHaul-1200F due to its high-capacity, full-duplex gigabit throughput. These links also ensured a future-proof foundation should additional network traffic be required. This was taken into consideration at the design stage.

“Siklu’s EtherHaul is the best choice when you want gigabit throughput at a minimal cost over short distances,” said John Speakman, solutions sales manager for Purdicom. “In the case of Aberdeen Harbour, Siklu was able to deliver a secure and reliable solution that could be implemented without disrupting harbour operations.”  

“We’re extremely pleased with the performance of the new high capacity wireless backhaul network, complementing the new integrated security solution we deployed," said Liam Mowat, technical director for Scottish Communications Group, which manages the Aberdeen Harbour communications. “Operation is extremely reliable and the support and backup provided by the team at Purdicom throughout was exceptional.”

“Today’s security networks require delivery of hundreds of real-time, full-motion HD video streams. Siklu’s ultra-high capacity is the perfect fit to deliver those streams," explained Andrew Westerman, sales director, Western Europe, at Siklu. “We’re happy to contribute to expanded security at Aberdeen Harbour.”