Remote Contiguous Communications Unit™ enables Immediate Cellular Service for Emergency/First Responders and Corporate Disaster Recovery Option
System ideal for natural disaster scenarios as 2007 hurricane season approaches
Enables use of existing personal handsets
Barcelona, 12 February 2007– Leading developer of advanced wireless solutions for remote applications, Altobridge, will be showcasing its Remote Contiguous Communications Unit™ (RCC), a portable communications solution aimed at Government and Corporate clients for use in Emergency/First Responder situations. The solution enables standard cellular communications anywhere, under any circumstances including extreme natural disaster scenarios. Altobridge will be co-located at the 3GSM World Congress with Inmarsat, Stand C54 in Hall 2 and the system will be operating live at ‘Lady Sofia’ berth position H2, Marina Port Vell.
Whether for use by Government First Responder/Emergency personnel or the business community for communications continuity (Communications Insurance™) the Altobridge RCC can provide a guaranteed cellular service in the most challenging environments. The system operates without the cost/technology barriers that exist with traditional solutions, such as vehicle-based Cell On Wheels (COW). The Altobridge RCC combines the patented Altobridge AM Gateway Platform™, a standard pico-cellular base station and a satellite transmission unit (e.g. Inmarsat GAN/BGAN), all in a single carry case.
All existing emergency communictions solutions carry with them certain barriers, either technological, financial, mobility etc., which prevent an effective and timely response in a situation where immediate standard communications matters most. Using the Altobridge RCC Unit, interoperability, coverage, capacity, mobility and power issues are all overcome by a lightweight service delivered by distributing small transportable communication cases to the key locations. The business model can include a 24/7, fully-managed service, including support, training and rehearsals.
The system is ideal for sceanarios following natural disasters, where service is lost, congested or the disaster takes place outside the normal coverage area. Emergency workers can communicate from, and be contacted on, their existing mobile handsets. With the RCC, first responders are able to carry the units with them and simply turn on their existng cellular handsets, ensuring maximum communications impact the moment it is needed.
Monte Egeland, Vice President of Altobridge, said, “Having spent many years working for a Fixed Line and Mobile Operator in the US, the RCC is ideal for the typical crisis situations where the normal networks are out of action for whatever reason. Being able to get back into immediate communications on your own standard mobile phones or PDA is what this solution is about. For government agencies and corporations it is an invaluable communications insurance policy. We have also been very careful to incorporate functionality that takes into consideration the demands of the service providers.”
On display for the first time in Europe at the 3GSM World Congress 2007, the Altobridge Remote Contiguous Communications Unit is available now and ready for shipping.
Visit Altobridge at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona on the Inmarsat Stand C54 in Hall 2.
If you would like to see a demonstration of this unique technology during the event please contact: Tim Guest, mob: +44 7956 257 069.
Notes for editors
Based in Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, Altobridge is a leading provider of personal mobile telecommunications solutions to the maritime and aviation industries. The company’s new groundbreaking architecture can provide standard wireless communications, cost effectively, on board maritime vessels (e.g. super-yachts, merchant vessels) and aircraft. The Altobridge solutions have embedded functionality to support the latest safety and security requirements of these respective industries.
Its core patented AM Gateway Platform™ enables standard, cost-effective wireless service anywhere in the world. The groundbreaking Altobridge architecture enables low-cost wireless communications in the most remote and challenging environments. The solution has been successfully tested and deployed in the aeronautical, maritime, remote terrestrial/community and secure military communications markets.
The Altobridge AM Gateway Platform™ bridges wireless and satellite networks enabling Wireless Service Providers to deliver standard wireless services to remote hotspots of subscribers, removing the legacy costs associated with such backhaul. These remote hotspots could be remote communities in emerging markets, armies in remote bases, emergency personnel in First Responder situations, or passengers’ onboard commercial flights and maritime vessels.
The Altobridge management team has an impressive and proven track record in the development and launch of leading-edge wireless solutions, such as emergency wireless networks for military applications and the world’s first commercial mobile phone solution on cruise ships.
For further information contact:
Kerry Technology Park
Tel: +353 66 719 0210
Fax: +353 66 719 0022
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