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EMC supports humanitarian efforts in Lebanon

Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has recently connected an EMC Quick Deployment kit which is now fully operational in Beirut, Lebanon .

EMC Quick Deployment is a custom-designed disaster communications solution which uses the most reliable existing hardware as well as Ku and C Band GEO-based satellite communication technology. This solution provides voice, data and Internet access. Natural disasters or social destabilisation can result in offices located within affected areas being cut off from other parts of an organisation and, indeed, the rest of the world. Restoring communications in such challenging conditionsplaces specific demands on providers. They need experience of operating in politically and socially non-stable regions and be able to set up operations in difficult environments such as areas subject to natural disasters. They should also be able to get things up and running in a very short time frame.

 

Technical details

EMC Quick Deployment uses a Ku or C Band 2.4m-1.8m or Ku Band 1.2m antenna, fully enclosed in self-contained carrying cases. Also in the cases are the EMC Turbo modem, Low Noise Block (LNB), Block Up Converter (BUC), Cisco Router 1760v, UPS, and an EMC monitoring device and cables. Thus the whole equipment is shipped in one piece, improving delivery and integration times. This system allows the client enterprise or organisation to connect to its LAN and PBX by using EMC?s all-inclusive remote equipment. Voice interface is T1, E1 or FXS /FXO. Data interface is Serial RS499 or Ethernet.

 

WAN technology

EMC uses 32kb/s-758kb/s turbo short-block Ku or C Band SCPC with dedicated private lines. With no overbooking or sharing of capacity, our satellite solution provides 585msec RTD with 10e-9 BER and a guaranteed, single end-to-end IP hop.

 

Land-based facility

The EMC wholly-owned teleport facilities which allow for a quick solution deployment are located in Raisting (Germany) and Redditch (England). Through these facilities EMC can offer satellite access to 99% of areas and territories with 11m-32m C, Ku, X, Ka and L Band antennas, as well as 120,000 2 of highly secure disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructure.

The following access services are available:

  • MPLS and ATM in all major European cities; 
  • MPLS and ATM throughout the United States; 
  • Tier 1 Secure and Managed Internet Access;
  • and PSTN access.
EMC uses a global network of strategically located support centres and two wholly-owned teleport facilities, which are equipped with 11m-32m C, Ku, L, and X-Band antennae, as well as 120,000 ft2 of highly secure disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructure. EMC?s use their own team of engineers install EMC Quick Deployment in the quickest possible time in the nearest safe area.Since March 2006 several (EMC) Quick Deployment kits have been stored in the logistics centres of several non-governmental organisations. The kits include EMC pre-staged and pre-configured antennas which are specifically designed for emergency response. In August 2006 an EMC Quick Deployment kit was delivered from a logistics centre in Dubai, UAE, and installed in Beirut.  EMC provided the connectivity in less than 48 hours from the time it left the logistics centre.

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