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Platforms Wireless Announces SKYTOWER-911 Emergency Communications System

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October 15, 2008

Platforms Wireless Announces SKYTOWER-911 Emergency Communications System

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Platforms Wireless International Corporation has announced that it will be exhibiting its new SKYTOWER-911 Transportable Tower Emergency Communications System at a Symposium. Along with this, the company is also exhibiting its principal emergency communications systems: RECOM-911 Rapid Response Emergency Communications System, and ROSETTA-911 Interoperable Radio/Cellular Communications System.

With Mil-spec aircraft-quality cables, stainless steel hardware, and solid state circuitry, the SKYTOWER-911 System features a lattice steel, self-supporting telescopic structure on a heavy-duty trailer. It has a trailer-mounted 15 kilowatt power plant and a 40 gallon fuel tank for 40 hours of autonomous operations. Without guy wire supports, the system deploys its antennae at an elevation of 106 feet and has a wind survivability of 70 mph without guy wires and 120 mph with guy wires.
Designed to transport and deploy the RECOM-911 and ROSETTA-911 Rapid Response Emergency Communications Systems (News - Alert), the SKYTOWER-911 Transportable Tall Tower System is a rugged, field-proven, autonomous system-delivery platform. Now, the RECOM-911 and the ROSETTA-911 can propagate cellular and radio RF signals to a 10 to 12-mile radius (20- to 24-mile diameter—depending on clear line-of-sight) with the SKYTOWER-911 higher-altitude antennae systems and amplifiers.
This capacity will allow them to offer a mobile network (“communications canopy”) of cellular and interoperable radio communications services. Multiple system payloads and facilities can be delivered and deployed to an incident scene with the help of the SKYTOWER-911 Transportable Tall Tower System. This includes the RECOM-911 Rapid Response Communications System; the ROSETTA-911 Interoperable Radio Communications System; Video Surveillance/Thermal Imaging systems; Radar systems; Intrusion (News - Alert) Alarm Systems; and lighting, spotlights and loud-speaker systems.
RECOM-911 the "Rapid Response Emergency Communications System,” can be deployed to critical emergencies and natural or man-made disasters, even when the communications infrastructure has been compromised or completely destroyed. By linking up to ten system units positioned 10 to 12 miles apart from each other, RECOM-911 can automatically create a private, autonomous, voice, data, video, and sensor communications network.
ROSETTA-911 is the “Radio Open System Electronic Translation and Transmission Architecture” System. It offers advanced radio communications interoperability between VHF, UHF, 700 / 800 MHz radios, which includes cellular and land line telephones, as well as Internet/VoIP communications connectivity. The RECOM-911 and ROSETTA-911 Systems are currently being marketed to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and all branches of the military.
Platforms Wireless President, Keith White, commented, “It is important to note that this is the first exhibition at which Platforms will showcase all three systems together, and it marks the public unveiling of the integration of our emergency communications systems with our customized Transportable Tower delivery system.”
Platforms Wireless will exhibit these systems at the National Homeland Defense Symposium to be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 28 – 30, 2008.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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