Tag Archives: natural disaster

Siemens Proposes Mini-Grids for Puerto Rico’s Electric Power System; Alan Bloodgood Comments

A new white paper from Siemens has recommended the establishment of a series of 10 mini-grids designed to improve the resilience of Puerto Rico’s current energy infrastructure in the event of natural disasters. Siemens said Monday the proposed mini-grids throughout the U.S. territory will leverage the current energy infrastructure and …

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Inmarsat’s Kai Tang: First Responders Need ‘Reliable’ Satcom Services in the Aftermath of Disasters

Kai Tang, chief commercial officer at Inmarsat Government, has said first responders and other public safety officials should have access to ‘reliable’ satellite communications services following an earthquake and other major natural disasters. Tang wrote in an article published Wednesday in the Disaster Recovery Journal that first responders seeking to …

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BlueLine Grid, Cisco to Integrate Collaboration Tools for Public Safety Market

Cisco and BlueLine Grid have partnered to integrate the companies’ collaboration platforms in an effort to help facilitate digital public-safety communications between law enforcement agencies and and private sector stakeholders. Matt Melton, director of sales at BlueLine Grid, wrote in a guest post published Tuesday on Cisco’s website that the companies will highlight their partnership during the annual …

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Inmarsat’s Kai Tang: First Responders Need Mobile Satcom Tools, Services in Disasters, Humanitarian Relief Missions

Kai Tang, vice president of the U.S. government business unit at Inmarsat, has told MilsatMagazine that first responders and nongovernmental organizations need to quickly mobilize during humanitarian relief missions and disasters through the use of satellite communications services. Tang said in an interview published in the magazine’s April 2016 edition …

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Rockwell Collins Rolls Out Communications Platform for First Responders

Rockwell Collins has introduced a network to facilitate communications between first responders and public safety personnel during hurricanes and other natural disasters. The company said Monday the ARINC UrgentLink communications platform works to allow safety officials to place voice calls and send information to other critical infrastructure personnel and other stakeholders …

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IBM, The Weather Company Team Up to Provide Analytics-based Weather Data; Robert Griffin Comments

IBM has partnered with The Weather Company and its division WSI to introduce an analytics-based platform intended to provide weather forecasts and help with responses of public sector agencies to natural disasters. Under the strategic alliance, IBM will incorporate WSI’s algorithms and 15-day tropical forecast into its Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency …

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Hughes Unveils Emergency Service Suite Ahead of Hurricane Season; Tony Bardo Comments

Hughes Network Systems has released its storm preparedness system, Hughes Emergency Systems, in order to help businesses and government offices be prepared for the 2014 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. The satellite offerings include emergency response, continuity of operations and network restoration that the company intends to be options for agencies and businesses to …

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IBM’s New Natural-Disaster Warning Technology Could Help Predict the Next ‘Big One’

IBM scientists have patented a new natural disaster-warning system that could improve response efforts, the company has announced. Device inventors Robert Friedlander and James Kraemer hope the system will speed up emergency response in disaster situations. The new technology uses analytics and vibration sensors to accurately predict timing of subsequent …

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