Fire

Avon calling--via satellite broadband.(Buyers Guide)

Hot on the heals of their colleagues at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service are Avon Fire Brigade, as they become the next in line to take on board Cheltenham-based Excelerate Technology's mobile broadband satellite Virtual Private Network solution.

Time and money are important factors to consider, however, the real benefits of this solution is that if crucial seconds and minutes can be gained, lives can be saved

Two systems have been ordered by Avon: a 95cm system will be utilised on a new incident command vehicle with full installation due in April; while a 74cm system will be installed in a new senior officer mobile conference vehicle.

Exelerate's e2work VPN solution creates a last, secure and cost effective link between the brigade's own network and the mobile unit. …

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