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situational awareness

Resource Center

With new federal requirements for location tracking now in place, this free webinar will review the new mobile mesh networking technology solutions designed to address these challenges. Viewers will hear case studies from recent deployments and learn how agencies are already enhancing situational awareness and safety in the wildland today.

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hoverfly drone in air
Emergency ResponseMilitary

The Tech Spotlight Series is an interview series where we chat with experts in the technology sector about the latest in off-grid communications. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are flying high above today’s battlefields, special events, and disaster zones to provide critical situational awareness to tactical teams on the ground. But

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defense operators in alaskan wilderness
Military

This past June, I traveled to Alaska to conduct a product demonstration for the Army utilizing our goTenna Pro X mobile mesh networking solution. However, instead of simply showing the product to the Army and highlighting its capabilities and functions, they decided they wanted to see it in action for

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operator with ATAK on chest mount
Military

The Tech Spotlight Series is an interview series where we chat with experts in the technology sector about the latest in off-grid communications. In previous articles on The Last Mile we’ve discussed the usage of mobile mesh networking for basic connectivity. Whether that be for the use of public safety

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drone in wildfire
Wildland Fire

In my previous article on The Last Mile, I looked at the current state of the wildfire threat in the United States and how recent climate changes and shifts in our environment are not only making wildfires more frequent, they’re making them more destructive and deadly. In that article, I

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firefighter fighting wildfire
Wildland Fire

The summer and fall months are peak wildfire season thanks to a combination of warm, dry weather, low precipitation and high winds. And these months are incredibly important for firefighters and emergency response organizations across the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest because of a wildfire’s sheer destructive potential. Just last

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Defense operators with UAV in forest
Military

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones as they’re more commonly known – for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions is incredibly important for today’s military. UAV intelligence and data – whether that be still images or real-time, high definition video – serves a key function in

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helicopter flying over wildfire smoke
Resource Center

The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive to date, with nearly two million acres burned in California alone. In this eBook, you will learn more about the challenges faced during the 2018 season and how the 2019 Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act aims to help firefighters better

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defense operator with chest mounted ATAK app on phone
Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitaryWildland Fire

Ask the average millennial or member of Gen Z to find you something on a paper map. If you do, I hope you’re prepared to wait for a while. Millennials have been accused of killing everything from chain restaurants to the diamond industry. And I’m certainly not trying to jump

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operator holding phone and gotenna pro x with atak app
Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitaryWildland Fire

If you’ve ever served your nation as a member of the military, or served your community as a first responder, you may have heard the acronym, “ATAK.” Interestingly enough, depending on which of those communities you were a member of, that acronym could stand for something different. In the military,

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