Mobile Community Resilience Unit
Initial brief was to build and provide a one of a kind trailer to be used by RAYNET for their work supporting the Emergency services in times of need, to aid community resilience and help recovery from major disasters such as flooding. The trailer can be used to help recovery by providing now essential internet access to both the community and the responding emergency services alike. To help ordinary members of the public contact their insurance companies, friends and family outside of the affected area.
From this Trailer, RAYNET is able to offer its customer base; wired and wireless internet access pulled in via a number of bonded sources such as 2/3/4G and Satellite Broadband. Blue & Orange light responder services can be offered separate and secure additional bandwidth to bolster their own connections, secure equipment hosting with 2KW UPS power backup. Mesh Wireless Services. VoIP. Video over IP Transport services. Local and live environmental data. The trailer will be deployed complete with tables, chairs, LED lighting and 6m x 3m of walled professional tented outdoor space for times when additional desk space is required.
RAYNET is able to manage the trailer and its local supporting engineers via secure digital radio (RoIP) regardless of the trailers location and completely independent of fixed ground based infrastructure networks.
This project was funded jointly by a grant from the Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) community resilience fund and topped up by us here at Capital P. The trailer is the first of its kind and hopefully with further funding it will be possible to build more units like this.
About The Customer.
RAYNET, The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network are the UK’s only national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs. RAYNET was formed in 1953 following the severe East coast flooding, to provide a way of organising the valuable resource that Amateur Radio is able to provide to the community. Since then, it has grown into a very active organisation with around 2000 members, providing communication assistance on many hundreds of events each year. The aim of this trailer is to provide relief to communities hit by a major event such as flooding which removes normal communications from an area. Website.
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