Airwave, the provider of critical voice and data communications to public service organisations in Great Britain, has added two demountable mobile data terminals (MDTs) to the Airwave Accessories Catalogue, which enables the Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) to source additional equipment and services from Airwave.
The addition of the two new products to the Accessories Catalogue follows a growing demand from FRSs to use innovative technology, such as demountable, ruggedised MDTs, out in the field.
John Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, Airwave said: ‘Discussions with our FRS customers revealed that the demountable MDT device enables crews working away from the fire appliance to have access to vital information on the ground. We decided to conformance test two devices on the Airwave Network and subsequently added the Panasonic CF-19 and Getac V200 (pictured) to the Airwave Accessories Catalogue.’
Building plans, risk data and hazchem data can be uploaded onto the demountable MDTs through communications bearers, such as GPRS and Wi-Fi in or out of the vehicle. Both devices can also use the Airwave Network when docked in the vehicle.
Airwave has used the 3tc Software MODAS software to performance test the devices and ensure both models are ready for use. Additional software options would need to be conformance tested in the chosen device.
‘Airwave has extensive experience of doing vehicle installations through the FiReLink project and we look forward to working with our customers on these new installations,’ concluded Lewis.