2015 has already been a busy year for CCS. In March we attended the International Wireless and Communications Expo or IWCE Conference in Las Vegas, NV with IP Access International. The Conference is a great opportunity for manufacturers and customers to get together and see some of the latest innovations in radio, wireless, and satellite technologies. Over 7,000 people attended this years event and CCS and IP Access could not be missed – we had one of our Mobile Emergency Response Center satcom trailers set up right in front of the main entrance to the Convention Center alongside the IP Access Hummer that was equipped with some of the latest VSAT equipment. A key part of our demonstration was showing how the Mutualink Incident Response System can assist First Responders in communicating and sharing information easily and quickly during an emergency response situation.
Our MERC-V line of video surveillance trailers can have multiple uses. CCS has recently partnered with DFW Communications to build out a multi-purpose MERC that serves as a mobile weather alert system and a long-range acoustical device allowing audible messages to be broadcast over a large area around the trailer.
Weather monitoring equipment is mounted in and on the MERC trailer and a stack of long-range acoustical speakers are installed on the 20-foot mast or tower located at the front of the trailer. This unit can be used to help protect the public at large outdoor events to alert them to any possible weather threat or to any possible terrorist threat.
Our international presence continues to grow as CCS has provided two more of our Mobile Emergency Response Center trailers to the Canadian Mounted Police. This is our third unit for our friends to the North and another successful project with Chilcott, Inc. These MERC units will be used to provide mobile radio base stations to allow radio coverage in areas where there is no coverage. Several modifications were made to the MERCs to allow them to function better in the much wetter and colder environment of Canada. The Canadians have been great to work with and we look forward to more projects with them in the future.
Much more info to come in next month’s report. CCS will be attending the APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) Western Region Conference in Sacramento, CA on April 9th. APCO is the largest public safety communications association in the world. The Western Region is the largest region of that parent agency. The 2015 WRC will offer vendors and exhibitors from around the country, over 80 professional development sessions (from technical, operations, and management tracks), and networking opportunities with other industry leaders. The 2015 WRC will also have a strong presence in FirstNet, California State 911, and P.O.S.T.
As always contact me with any questions.
Gary Collins – CEO