When the Royal Adelaide Zoological Society (Zoos SA) took over management of Warrawong, its only connection to the outside world was a low-speed 256 kilobit-per-second service at a very high cost. None of the business applications required by Zoos SA could run efficiently while Internet email was non-existent.
MIMP installed four Aviat microwave devices to connect up the Zoos SA head office at Adelaide Zoo, on the Adelaide plain near the Central Business District, with Warrawong, south of Stirling, about 25km from the CBD. One device is installed at each end of the link, with two more located at Mt Lofty, a geological high point on the Adelaide Hills face, which provides the central connection point.
MIMP designed and installed a high capacity licenced microwave link providing a low cost 32-megabit-per-second (Mb/s) full-duplex connection between the sites with minimal ongoing costs. In fact, the Aviat microwave devices use less power than a 40-watt light bulb.
Because building a 35-metre mast was out of the question due to its environmental impact, MIMP used its own profiling software to plot a solution from Warrawong via the Mount Lofty Fire Tower to Adelaide Zoo in North Adelaide. The solution was based at ground level excluding vegetation!
When NT Police planned an $8.612 million Closed Circuit Television system to monitor trouble hotspots in Darwin, it needed a self-healing wireless network to manage 109 cameras covering 6sq km of the city's streets. Project manager STS selected network specialist MIMP to design and deploy Australia's first multicast mesh IP-based wireless network, with the ability to self-heal any points of failure and to survive lightning strikes. Since the Darwin Street Camera wireless network was deployed in December 2009, it has successfully transported hundreds of gigabytes of video data each day without any major disruptions or outages.
Australia's first Internet-enabled bus hits the roads for a six-month pilot program in Adelaide today, providing an advanced transSpot™ Real-time Passenger Information System and real-time security. It also offers free Web access and free gaming programs to passengers. Dubbed i-Commute, the system has been developed and funded by a coalition of technology companies including MIMP Connecting Solutions, transSpot™, Cisco, Adam Internet, Podmo Mobile and Webshield Content Filtering. Also, the University of South Australia's Institute for Telecommunications Research assisted in testing the system. The first bus equipped with i-Commute contains an advanced GPS-based real-time Passenger Information System supplied by transSpot™ Ltd from Israel. transSpot's solution provides valuable and useful information to the passengers on two LCD screens, including accurate estimated time of arrival to the next stop, real-time news feeds provided by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), community information, and time and location-based advertising. Adelaide is the first city in Australia to offer real-time route information with free Internet access aboard a public transport bus, putting the South Australian capital on a par with world-leading cities that include San Francisco, Seoul, Lisbon, Madrid, and Hamburg.
Wireless network specialist MIMP has won another National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA) award in SA for a wide area network it developed for use in the forests of South Australia. MIMP's network for the SA Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry collected the NECA award for a voice and data project that cost less than $500,000. The licensed and unlicensed microwave wide area network, which has a 60-megabit full-duplex capacity, provides a platform to distribute forestry applications through the Greater Mount Lofty and the South East areas of the state. This is the seventh NECA award won by MIMP.
Adelaide-based network specialist MIMP has installed one of the fastest privately-owned wireless networks in the world to help SA Heart Centres deliver better patient care. When Australia's largest cardiology group, SA Heart Centres, recognised that its computer network was holding back its development by an inability to transfer large medical imaging files between branches, it turned to MIMP connecting solutions. Using secure 120 megabit-per-second licensed microwave links, MIMP installed one of the fastest privately owned wireless networks in the world, which went live in November 2007. The major benefit has been better patient care through providing immediate access to centrally stored patient records from any SA Heart Centres cardiology branch throughout metropolitan Adelaide. "MIMP has future-proofed our technology with a high performance network and predictable costs. We are gaining a rapid return on our investment," said SA Health Centres past chairman Dr Bill Heddle.
MIMP has been awarded several NECA awards for its communications projects. Recent awards include: