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Cisco as a "First Responder"?

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Wed Aug 31 08:37:58 2005

Interestingly enough, there's an article on MSNBC:

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9131498/

...that talks about all of the "gee whiz" tech stuff
that is getting deployed to assist in the aftermath of
Katrina:

[snip]

Among the first high-tech responders was Cisco Systems, which is setting up mobile communication kits and wiki-based networks to deal with Katrina's information overload. "Just wanted you to know that we will have 'feet on the wet street,'" Cisco's Lori Bush reported in a posting to fellow members of the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue.

Some of the equipment, like the Cisco kits, can fit into a search-and-rescue effort instantly. Other gadgets are being put into service on the fly, in hopes of boosting the communication systems currently being used. And still others aren't yet ready for prime time but will be tested in real-world conditions.

[snip]

- ferg


--
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/





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