PacketHop field tests multi-agency, mobile broadband communications network
Belmont, Calif.-based PacketHop recently tested for the first time its mobile mesh solution in Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. The test was conducted in concert with the Golden Gate Safety Network (GGSN). The solution enabled mobile broadband connectivity across tough terrain, on water and on structures including the Golden Gate Bridge. The ability to create a survivable, packet switched, mobile broadband network “on-the-fly” would “dramatically change the face of interoperable communications for public-safety, the company said. Ten public-Safety organizations participated in the test including the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the U.S. National Park Service, The Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the San Francisco Fire Department.