During the Seventh Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Wokshop(CITIG Seven), Star Solution International Inc., the pioneer in All-IP based wireless infrastructure technologies has showing off its LTE deployable manpack solution, the IMPAC System.
The IMPAC System has the ability to provide a complete 700MHz LTE Band 14 network within minutes by enabling single switch activation. To extend and supplement network coverage or to quickly restore communications services for first responders in the aftermath of a disaster.
Public safety broadband network operators are able to use the IMPAC to extend and supplement network coverage or to quickly restore communications services, especially for first responders in the aftermath of a disaster.
As regional and national organizations build out their public safety broadband networks, several challenges exist in order to meet the coverage requirements for an entire population or geography.
In addition, these networks must be hardened to support the mission critical nature of first responder communications during emergency situations or in the event of natural disaster, where the underlying network may become disabled.
The IMPAC System solves these issues by being rugged, transportable, easy to deploy and operational as a stand-alone unit. Its lightweight manpackable design with an optional battery pack also allows it to be transported to rural or remote areas while being operational as power systems are being restored.
As a deployable unit, the IMPAC System, is a necessary part of any public safety broadband network, since recent global events and incidents have shown that cellular networks can be disabled for multiple days following a natural disaster.
Moreover, the system can offer key stakeholders and practitioners the ability to test applications, devices and emergency management scenarios prior to deployment of the network.
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