Mobile Management and Security for First Responders

Posted by Kari Grosser on Nov 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There are more than one billion vehicles on the planet and the number keeps growing. Managing them all is an increasingly complex task, often requiring communication with vehicles that are nowhere near any central office. Fleet managers need to monitor OBDII data from vehicles that may be hundreds of miles away. First responders need two-way communications with dispatchers and databases. Governmental agencies must rack parameters like traffic density and road conditions from devices that are scattered all over their jurisdictions. Devices like traffic signage and parking machines need reliable links to their control centers, and it the installation includes video surveillance they will require good bandwidth as well. But in many cases, stringing cables out to the desired locations would be impractical or impossible.

Fortunately, cellular routers can provide reliable, high bandwidth, wireless data communications anywhere there's cellular service. Where mobility is required, cellular routers provide that as well.

Case Study: Municipal Automated Dispatch Systems

Firefighters, police and rescue services upon wireless communications. Police need to check remote databases for outstanding warrants. Paramedics are far more effective it they can access medical histories and patient data. Firefighters often need blueprints and building plans. Better data lets first responders make better decisions. But traditional radio communications had limited bandwidth, and without TCP/IP support, they couldn't be easily integrated with other systems.

Cellular routers are a dramatic improvement. They support the transmission of anything from audio and video to email and images. They support modern security technologies and prevent unauthorized intrusion into sensitive information. They'll connect with modern data networking equipment as well as legacy devices like RS-232 fingerprint scanners and streetlight control terminals, thus protecting investments in older technologies. Versatile and wireless, cellular routers communications with remote vehicles and equipment with simultaneously providing them with enhanced capabilities.


  • Meteorological measurements on roads

  • Traffic density monitoring

  • Camera systems

  • Road infrastructure monitoring and control - traffic signs, crossroads, tunnels

  • Parking machines - trolley lines exchange stations

  • Waste processing and management systems

  • Vehicle tracking and status monitoring



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Topics: Industrial Communication

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