Maryland county to unveil emergency command center
Anne Arundel County, Md.–located midway between Baltimore and Washington and home to Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy–will showcase its recently purchased mobile emergency command center a mock emergency to be held August 23. The county partnered with ARINC to acquire the Mobile Command and Communications Unit (MCCU-1) last month.
The vehicle operates on ARINC’s Wireless Interoperable Network Solutions (AWINS) infrastructure, which enables interoperable communications between emergency agencies by digitizing the signals from any connected devices into a common IP protocol, the company said.
The MCCU-1 can connect radios in VHF-Hi, UHF-Hi, UHF-Lo, 800 MHz, aviation, marine, and amateur bands. In addition, a satellite feed provides a direct broadband connection to the county’s main communications network, police mobile data network, and PBX telephone system. The satellite connection also allows video teleconferencing and real-time remote video surveillance.