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Mushroom Networks ThirdEye makes surveillance mobile, peeping on perps goes wireless


Wires are messy -- especially, if you're running lines for (homeland) security. But for those sectors specifically concerned with keeping tabs on potential miscreants, Mushroom Networks' ThirdEye is poised to get the job done while dispensing with all of that unnecessary, tethered clutter. The currently available device, pictured above, utilizes the company's Broadband Bonding tech to mesh bandwidth across several cellular data cards into one high-speed connection for PTZ cameras (pan-tilt-zoom), letting corporate or government users patrol their perimeters remotely in real-time. The cost of this surveillance freedom won't come cheap for Uncle Sam and friends either, with prices starting at $3,190. Unless you're the Howard Hughes homebound-type, you won't be needing this level of protection. No, that's what the Slomin Shield is for. Official PR after the break.

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Mushroom Networks Unveils ThirdEye™ Wireless Mobile Video Technology

Mobile System Uses Multiple Cellular Broadband Cards to Transmit High-Quality Live Video for Security Surveillance, Emergency Response, Law Enforcement and Other Applications

SAN DIEGO, CA – February 2, 2012 - Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding™ technology, today announced ThirdEye, a highly portable video surveillance technology that utilizes inexpensive cellular broadband cards to transmit live high-quality video from any location. Designed for security, government, defense, emergency response, and other such applications, ThirdEye seamlessly integrates with leading pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras delivering the first fully wireless surveillance system that can be placed along borders/roadways, inside vehicles or moved to new locations as often as needed without requiring a wired Internet connection.

ThirdEye transmits live video via Broadband Bonding, a method that aggregates the bandwidth of several cellular data cards (from one or a combination of mobile carriers) into a single high-speed connection. Because the system utilizes multiple cards, video transmission is nearly infallible as the remaining cards automatically compensates if a connection is lost. In addition, the low latency nature of Third Eye allows real time control of PTZ cameras for panning, tilting and zooming the camera as needed from any remote location.

"Many industries including corporate, broadcasting, transportation and many others have adopted our unique technology for combining multiple broadband links into a single high-speed connection," stated Dr. Cahit Akin, co-founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. "With ThirdEye, we are now delivering mobile video capabilities to government and security surveillance applications as well as brand-new applications that were not possible before such as a doctor remotely viewing a patient in a moving ambulance, or a police chief remotely viewing and controlling the dash cam of a squad car."

Mushroom Networks' ThirdEye employs industry standards RJ45 Ethernet to connect to the IP camera at the mobile location turning any PTZ camera into a suitable device for live video transmission. ThirdEye is completely transparent to existing video surveillance equipments and therefore simply replaces the wired Internet connection at the camera side without requiring any changes to the existing system.

ThirdEye is available now. For more information please call 858-452-1031 or visit

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