Detroit police monitored activity at Ford Field during last month's Super Bowl via an event-management solution featuring a Motorola MotoMesh 4.9 GHz network at the site, Motorola announced.

Real-time video from mesh-enabled cameras — part of Motorola's Intelligent Video Surveillance and Control solution — deployed in key areas around the Super Bowl venue was transmitted to three mobile command posts and to police officers securing the perimeter of the site. Security personnel viewed the video on ruggedized Motorola ML 900 laptop computers, which also could access criminal databases and deliver multimedia e-mail over the MotoMesh network, according to Motorola.

Rick Rotondo, director of marketing for Motorola's mesh networks product group, said the MotoMesh solution was deployed in just a week. The city of Detroit did not pay to use the system during the Super Bowl, but it has the option of buying it in the future.