ADCOMMS - Autonomous Digital Communications System
The system provides mobile and 2-way, secure and high-speed digital communications over ordinary wireless devices with no use of Internet services, no cable services, no cell-phone services, no satellite services and no wire-line phone services. Without any USG or commercial telecom connections, the stand-alone capability provides the ability to make system smartphone calls as well as the ability to send and receive texts, video, imagery, documents and data.
Breakthrough Autonomous Communications- ADCOMMS provides the ability to communicate in disaster-impacted areas and/or remote areas through high-speed, state-of-the-art, digital and autonomous links that do not rely on any commercial or government telecommunications services or HF/VHF/UHF radio systems.
Interoperable and User-Friendly- Users can access and communicate over the ADCOMMS with most smart-phones, tablets, pads, laptops or other wireless device. This revolutionary feature, termed, “Bring-Your-Own-Device” (BYOD) allows a wide-variety of personnel to access the system and communicate.
Phone Calls- Using most ordinary smartphones, phone calls can be made among the system users.Integrates All Types of Information- As compared to traditional and predominantly voice-only HF/VHF/UHF radio systems, The system provides for the efficient gathering, integrating and communicating of a wide variety of information in many different forms. In addition to voice, information such as photos, video, documents, electronic-forms, streaming audio, lists, maps and weather data can be compiled, entered, communicated, distributed and shared among the system users.
Public Information Broadcasts- EMAs or other government agencies can provide streaming audio “channels” with emergency notifications and other critical information, similar to a radio station.
Provides Continuous Flow of Information- ADCOMMS provides the ability for information to be organized and then disseminated among users based on the mission needs. This key feature provides for the efficient flow of information, supports continuous updates, and maintains situational awareness. As a result of these remarkable advancements in emergency and/or tactical communications, an operating picture is more readily established, is more complete, represents up-to-date information and is therefore better capable to support continuing mission operations.
Portable, Deployable and Ruggedized System- Since ADCOMMS is portable and field-deployable, the system can be effectively located in affected areas subsequent to a storm, tornado or hurricane, or other disaster-related event, further strengthening a client’s overall communications resiliency and redundancy.
Remote Monitoring of Sensors and Other Instruments- Digital-based and format-standardized analytical devices such as chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear-explosive (CBRNE) detectors, weather stations, imagery (video, still images) and other sensors can be easily integrated into The system for remote analytical device control, automated data reporting, data storage and data distribution.
Geolocation Information- ADCOMMS provides the means to house large data files containing geospatial information. Data and files can be made available in remote locations and in austere conditions through ordinary smart-phones, tablets, pads and laptop devices.
Persistent Capability- Unlike satellite systems mounted in trucks and vans, ADCOMMS is persistent and can be positioned in one location for long periods of time, and the system can be easily moved and reconfigured should communications and response requirements change.
Flexibility- ADCOMMS components can be set-up in almost any damaged area or remote setting since the system consists of hand-carry capable components that can be positioned in an almost endless variety of configurations.
Coverage Areas- ADCOMMS coverage provides an approximately 5-8 mile reach, encompassing about a 25 square mile area, depending on topography and other location-specific features. Larger and extensive system coverage areas can be provided based on agency needs and anticipated hazards depending on location.
Multipurpose Digital Backbone- Since the ADCOMMS architecture employs standard and interoperable digital communications protocols, Internet access from satellite vans and trucks can be easily integrated and overlaid on the systems, substantially leveraging the capabilities of satellite systems during emergency response.