Wake County, N.C., is transmitting video-surveillance information from three areas to headquarters and patrolling officers in what is the first announced deployment of the 4.9 GHz band using Motorola's MotoMesh multiband radio solution.

Wake County is using the MotoMesh architecture — featuring two 2.4 GHz radios and two 4.9 GHz radios in each node — to provide video surveillance at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Center and Carter-Finley Stadium at North Carolina State University.

Several municipalities and counties have deployed the MotoMesh solution, but Wake County is the first to announce usage of the 4.9 GHz band — reserved for public-safety broadband communications by the FCC — with it, said Peter Stanforth, vice president and director of technology for Motorola's mesh networking products group.