Israel’s Ministry of Communications and the Israel Innovation Authority have selected telecoms infrastructure specialist RAD for a smart traffic pilot project designed to promote the use of 5G.

Traffic cameras deployed across Israel are generally connected over fibre optics networks and the pilot is to establish alternative telecoms access solutions at sites not served by fibre.

The pilot will be carried out together with Israel’s National Transport Infrastructure Company and forms part of a programme to develop smart applications to improve communications infrastructure around the country.

According to RAD, the new pilot will deliver live video feeds from traffic cameras over a 5G network using RAD’s SecFlow, which would enable addition of many new cameras regardless of fibre availability.

SecFlow is an IIoT gateway designed for large scale automated networks in smart cities, smart energy and smart industry environments. Featuring edge computing capabilities, it aggregates and securely delivers traffic from smart meters, sensors, control units, CCTV cameras and other smart devices over any network, with unified management and fast response.

“Our company has been very active in the areas of IoT and 5G. Our solutions in these fields attract attention around the world thanks to the innovation that they bring. RAD’s selection is a vote of confidence in our technology,” said Udy Kashkash, CEO and president.

“5G will revolutionise industry, transportation, infrastructure, and business. We at RAD are proud to be at the forefront of such initiatives that drive forward the Israeli tech industry.”

Designed for large scale automated networks in smart cities, smart energy, and smart industry environments, and featuring edge computing capabilities, SecFlow aggregates and securely delivers traffic from smart meters, sensors, control units, CCTV cameras, and other smart devices over any network, with unified management and fast response, RAD claims.