News Briefs – Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Emergency management agency invests in portable command post
The Office of Homeland Security – Georgia Emergency Management Agency chose DataPath’s 3450 Portable Command Post for real-time, mobile, emergency-communications capabilities during a disaster. The solution lets first responders establish voice, video and data through satellite communications in approximately 30 minutes, according to the company.
Reusable RFID tags perform in harsh environments
Intermec’s new RFID large rigid tag is rugged, reusable and capable of withstanding temperatures from -40 to 250 F (-40 to 121 C). The tag is compatible with RFID readers that support EPC Gen 2 or ISO 18000-6B standards and comes with a broadband antenna that performs on a wide range of materials, including metal, plastic and wood.
Emergency communications package offers customized tools
Iridium developed an emergency communications package based on its current offerings for mobile, interoperable voice and data communications. According to the company, the system can help track and redirect critical supplies, vehicles and personnel needed to respond to an incident. The package can be customized to include satellite phones, voice and data transceivers, vehicular mounts, solar chargers and an interoperability platform, among other options.
West Coast university offers RFID course
University of California, Irvine Extension now offers a series of four-day courses focused on RFID technology. The courses target CIOs, directors, managers and logistics personnel who are interested in learning about commercial and government RFID applications.