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Gigabit Ethernet meets Niagara Falls

Ethernet helps safeguard US/Canada traffic and trade.

  • Gigabit Ethernet secures the US and Canada border at Niagara Falls The Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, relies on 10G Ethernet to monitor traffic and security.
  • HP servers in the data center. Process video surveillance images on traffic conditions, physical security and usual and unusual activity.
  • The NFBC Operations Center. NFBC personnel use data transmitted by the Ethernet network to monitor bridge activity, control camera angles and execute remote security measures.
  • NFBC IT Director Dave Woods Woods oversees NFBC's network of Foundry switches, HP servers, EMC storage arrays, video cameras and more.
  • Room with a View. Video monitors in the NFBC Operation Center show multiple different angles of activity at each bridge.
  • NFBC offices This joint US and Canada agency in Lewiston, New York, operates and monitors three border crossings in western New York and southern Ontario.
  • The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet are the foundation of a converged network operated by NFBC, a joint US and Canadian agency that oversees three border crossings spanning the Niagara River between western New York State and southern Ontario.
  • In the NFBC data center. A Foundry BigIron RX4 core switch anchors the Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet network.
  • The Main Attraction. Niagara Falls, one of the world's natural wonders, is the reason behind the sophisticated surveillance at the US Canada border.
  • I Spy NFBC video cameras at one of the border crossings across the three bridges.
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