Three of the Fluidmesh founders (from left), Torquato Bertani, Umberto Malesci and Andrea Orioli, pose next to their wireless product at a European trade show.
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“Systems integrators are eager to know about products that can solve their problems,” said Umberto Malesci. Malesci and a team of researchers and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass., and the Politecnico, Milan, Italy, founded Fluidmesh Networks in Boston in 2005 because the video surveillance market’s standard wireless systems didn’t seem adequate. “We looked at the problem and we looked at the requirements,” Malesci said. “We designed a wireless system that meets these requirements of reliability and flexibility.”

Fluidmesh’s wireless video surveillance systems are based on mesh networking technology. The company is focused on the development of wireless products for video-surveillance applications in large areas at risk.

The company’s target markets are municipalities, industrial plants, seaports and marinas, archaeological sites, resorts, theme parks and racing tracks.

Fluidmesh is now working on a project in one of Italy’s busiest ports and most popular tourist destinations. Fluidmesh has installed a wireless system in an industrial seaport in Venice. The port had ships and tankers that might interrupt signals, but Fluidmesh’s reliability earned them the contract. The company has also worked with Italian municipalities in projects against vandalism.

The company’s Videomesh products are now sold only through selected distributors and system integrators who joined the Fluidmesh Channel Partners Network both in Europe and in the U.S. Fluidmesh Networks will present Videomesh technology to the U.S. market at the 2006 ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits in San Diego.