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Solutions Provide Efficiency, Critical Communications for Public Safety and Homeland
With each passing day, the importance of our nation's public safety
professionals to operate and execute their duties flawlessly grows in significance.
MDS is proud to work with public safety and 911 emergency communications groups
to provide mobile data, redundant/backup systems, last-mile access, and back-haul
to and from control centers and broadcast points.
Interoperability is Key to Information Sharing
Because public-safety agencies have their own communications infrastructure,
tools and applications, interoperability is essential in order to allow cooperation
and sharing of information within agencies. Using an MDS IP-based network allows
agencies to share information in real time and make decisions in concert. An MDS
IP-based infrastructure also makes it easier to share information with experts and
bring additional knowledge into critical decision making.
A wireless link can be used for control and data acquisition, voice-over-IP (VoIP),
communications from remote sites, and in the transport of event-driven video from
a camera monitoring a remote site back to the control center.
Mobile Solutions to Increase Efficiency
Today's latest in-vehicle communications systems are expected to help increase
officer safety, efficiency, accountability and ability to multitask. The need
for real-time access to mission-critical data such as license plates, digital fingerprints,
mug shots, vehicle location, etc., has grown exponentially. Using an MDS network,
officers can access this information from their vehicles making them safer and more
productive. Wireless video transmission is playing a significant role in the remote
assessment of many situations.
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|First Responder and Critical Backup Communications
One of the most critical needs of first responders at any disaster scene is the
ability to communicate. MDS wireless solutions can transmit voice, from a voice
-over-IP (VoIP) device and video over long-ranges. This allows emergency responders
using these solutions to communicate visually and by voice from the scene of an
incident to a vehicle or temporary emergency command post. In the event of a catastrophic
emergency where communications are completely knocked out, first responders can
set up a new MDS network in hours. Utilizing a private infrastructure for voice
and data communications provides critical communications when public telephone facilities
and cellular access is limited or unavailable.
Real Solutions for Today's Utility and Energy Companies
In the face of deregulation, many utilities are consolidating dispatch centers
and mobilizing their large field forces. They need to get work orders to the field
as quickly as possible and be able to track developments, particularly during an
outage or other critical situation. Utilities also want to track their vehicles
in the event they have to move them, or to ensure the most cost-effective routing
With MDS wireless solutions, users can now send data and communicate directly
between dispatcher and field tech saving hundreds of hours and increasing the productivity
of people in the field. Field technicians can gain access and send information using
standard interfaces over the wireless link. MDS IP-based solutions allow multiple
applications and users to operate on one infrastructure.