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Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service Boosts Communication Reliability in Rural Areas

Cradlepoint part of Ericsson Stand: 4/B105

Solution — Norfolk F&RS deployed a joint solution including Cradlepoint’s dualmodem, ruggedised Gigabit-Class LTE routers and Panasonic’s TOUGHBOOK 33 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances as Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs).

Benefits — With out-of-the-box ESN accreditation, Norfolk F&RS is fully prepared to reap the benefits of this critical new communications system. In addition, using Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager (NCM), the IT team can monitor signal strength and performance across a wide geographical area and benefit from automatic network failover between multiple mobile operators. This results in a more consistent level of connectivity for frontline workers in and around fire vehicles, helping them respond faster and more efficiently to emergency call-outs.

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