Year: 2014

March 2014 Arapal Camp: communication, medical care & resilience.

On March 3rd a two-man team flew from Ireland via Manila to Cebu in the Philippines for a short 1 week deployment in Arapal Camp. Their mission was to assess the ongoing communications project and plan the implementation of further

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SURVEY: Irish response to Storm Darwin.

Last month Ireland was hit by extremely bad weather causing widespread flooding and damage. In an attempt to get an impression of the amount of damage/flooding and most of all how people became aware of the damage we have put

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WLAN Pros Summit.

Wireless Guru extraordinaire Keith Parsons offered us an opportunity to speak at the 1st  WLAN Pros Summit in Austin TX last month. Not only did we get the opportunity to talk about a work to an audience of top-class WiFi experts

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Phase 2 Arapal Camp network: VSAT dish installation.

Just before Christmas last year Eric & Sean completed phase 1 of the Camp Arapal network. This consisted of the installation of an Aruba Networks controller, 2 wifi access points and a 3G router in one of the buildings at

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Point-2-point link in Santa Fe; sharing internet in Bantayan,

During the last week of January a couple of newly arrived Disaster Tech Lab volunteers (Roberto & Frank) worked together with Sandy on building a long awaited Point-2-Point link in Santa Fe which would function to share the available internet

Wireless Field Day: “WiFi in disaster response”.

Below is my presentation from the recent Wireless Field Day in San Jose.

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Sea Rescue

We just received a report from our team in Bantayan who were involved in a sea rescue today: This morning while we were waiting to begin our training for BVERT volunteers we received an emergency call that the persons ferry

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Loss of focus?

We’ve received some comments since we started our Philippine deployment early December asking why we were providing medical services in the Philippines and what has happened to our work in the area of building WiFi networks to provide emergency communications?

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Irish flooding crowdmap.

In the middle of our current Philippines deployment Ireland, where we’re based, is being hammered by some of the heaviest storms in decades. This is being accompanied by spring tides and has caused widespread flooding and damage, especially in coastal

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