South Africa’s MetroFibre Networx Taps RAD for its Secured IoT Solution

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RAD, the industry pioneer in Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Edge Computing solutions, has announced that South Africa’s MetroFibre has selected its SecFlow and PowerFlow platforms as the focal points of the Metro-I turnkey smart security solution.

Metro-I is a unique new offering of a smart security solution deployed in private residential estates, residential and commercial complexes, and gated communities managed by resident associations.

Each Metro-I smart pole is equipped with RAD’s SecFlow and/or PowerFlow IIoT Gateways with Edge Computing and Ruggedized Switches that are used to enable secured connectivity and smarter, tech-based response from one central location. The SecFlow and PowerFlow bring together connectivity and security solutions, including intercom and visitor management platforms, access control, CCTV and IoT devices, as well as license plate recognition systems and panic buttons.

RAD’s devices securely carry the data to the control room to allow real-time response, monitoring, and analytics. Metro-I makes use of MetroFibre’s extensive fiber network that spans thousands of kilometers and serves a multitudes of estates and communities across South Africa.

“We are truly excited to take an important role in such a visionary initiative,” said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “Our SecFlow and PowerFlow platforms feature all the necessary capabilities to deliver enhanced communication and security for MetroFibre’s customers.”

“We believe that the innovation in RAD’s solutions provides a perfect fit to our Metro-I offering,” Said Haim Derazon, Chief Product Development and Commercialization Officer at MetroFibre Networx. “It allows us to use powerful technology to create a cohesive environment where security and safety are managed in a collaborative and analytical manner.”

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, committed to enabling service providers and critical infrastructure operators to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA).

By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value – be it in network edge virtualization and vCPE, Industrial IoT, or 5G xHaul.

With over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, RAD has a proven track record of delivering value and addressing our customers’ needs.

MetroFibre Networx is SA’s first globally compliant Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) open access fibre network, connecting cloud, application, voice and Internet service providers with our customers.

MetroFibre is a South African ICASA-licensed open access fibre network operator and internet service provider to many of SA’s leading blue-chip companies, multinationals, SMEs and thousands of connected residential customers.