Raytheon plans to add Edge Velocity’s wireless Internet Protocol network offerings into the CommandPad system for the New York City Fire Department, Edge Velocity said Tuesday.
Paula Beauregard, Edge Velocity CEO, said the company develops its technology with the goal of providing wireless communications to firefighters for rapid-response and extreme scenarios such as those that occur in New York City.
The companies will deploy Edge Interlock Routers that are intended to give Internet access to ladder trucks, division chief vehicles and incident command cars.
Rapid Deploy Routers are designed for use as mobile extenders of the car-based routers to subways, buildings and other difficult environments located a few blocks away from the incident.
Raytheon also plans to integrate the Intelligent Base Station and Edge Interlock Routing Protocol with the goal of boosting network signals for underground locations, high-rise structures, radio frequency-dense areas and circumstances involving water.