In addition to the satellite network option, CCS can also provide our customers the ability to connect with the Public or Private 4g and LTE network. The deployment of the FirstNet Band 14 network is allowing First Responders all across the United States to utilize this new network for their MERC units as an alternative to the satellite network or Public LTE network. The MERC can be equipped with LTE routers and repeaters that allow the ability to access this network and extend the signal when needed. The up and down bandwidth provided this FirstNet network is typically the most robust network package available for mobile communications with speeds sometimes upward of 30 Mbps.
A pneumatic mast equipped with removable antenna arms provides a platform to mount antennas for land mobile radios and repeaters, cellular extender antennas, wireless LAN/WAN antennas, weather station equipment, television antennas, HAM radio antennas, and video surveillance equipment. These masts can vary in height from 30 feet to 80 feet and allow the MERC users to extend their wireless signals much greater distances than a roof mounted antenna will allow. CCS fabricates custom antenna arms and mounting brackets for these masts that allow a wide variety of equipment to be placed on the mast. It is not unusual to have multiple masts installed on a MERC trailer to allow for more antennas and cameras.
The interior of the MERC is designed to support multiple workstations with internal LED lighting, custom rubber flooring, metal overhead storage cabinets, equipment cabinets and racks, LED wall-mounted televisions, carpeting on walls, E-Trac where needed, floor mounted recessed tie downs, kitchenettes, bathrooms, heating and ac equipment, conference room table and chairs, and many other amenities. The MERC trailers can also be built with custom slide outs to provide more interior space and exterior storage space under the trailer flooring. These trailers are sized based on each customer’s specific requirements.