This website addresses the wireless data communication needs of first responders, disaster recovery personnel, relief workers among many other people and departments that serve the honorablel role of mitigating the inevitable.
Key to successful emergency response is data availability which is callenging to achieve when the disaster disrupts the infrastructure. One of the most resilient forms of data communication is wireless due to fact that most common disasters don't disrupt the medium (air/space)
and the infrastructure is more easily brought back online (cellular basestations on wheels or even better more robust reconfigurable or self-healing wireless mesh networks).
The following are the most commonly found contents of a mobile command center using Wireless data backhaul
Wireless Data Backhaul: The ubiquity of 3G Cellular data networks and the unmatched price-performance ratio has enabled these 3G Cellular data based on 1xEVDO or UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA to be the backaul of choice in urban/sub-urban areas or EDGE/1xRTT in rural/remote areas more
Mobile Wireless Routers & Switches: To work effectively as a team it's important to create a Wireless LAN network to allow client computers to configure in infrastructure or ad-hoc mode and share the common data backhaul medium more
Remote Power Options: Usually it's important to provide alternate source of power depending on the specific application or to provide redundant power even when a primary source is available. RfWeL offers different remote power solutions ranging from high capacity Lithium Ion or Lead Acid batteries to Fuel cells or Solar PV Cells depending on the Watt-Hour requirements more
RF Power Amplifiers: When using cellular 3G data backhaul it's important to ensure that the data modems have sufficient received signal strength and transmit power for reliable datarate. RfWeL offers solutions to amplify & repeat the cellular signal as well as to boost the WLAN radios depending on how far the mobile command team is dispersed more
High Gain Antennas: Again for the example of cellular 3G data backhaul antennas to cover both the cellular frequency spectrum in use or the WLAN protocol in use are often needed to ensure reliable communication. Even when there's sufficient signal strength, these antennas and accompanying low loss coaxial cables help keep away the data modems from RF shields such as enclosures and other obstacles in the vicinity more
Other Communication Devices: Most command centers also leverage the IP network established to tether other communication devices such as VOIP phones. These often require additional hardware in themselves as well as hardware to modify existing networks to handle the extra backhaul load with good quality of service. Contact us to learn more.