On the move

Roberts, Mary Rose
November 2009
Urgent Communications;Nov2009, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of mobile command vehicles by public-safety agencies. Chicago Fire Department (CFD) turned a truck into a mobile hotspot enabling it to support video, voice, and data transmission to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications Center. A semi-trailer was also converted into a mobile laboratory by the CFD to identify and test hazardous materials. Technologies installed into the trucks include Cisco IP network, hand-held chemical detectors from Ahura Scientific and ANDROS robot from Northrop Grumman.


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