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December 2014 Philippines deployment, technical report.

With the end of the December Philippines deployment now just over a month behind us we have completed the technical report for this deployment. Following is a short summary; Mission statement: To provide internet access to the main buildings &

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Give a man internet & he’ll surf for a day, teach him how to network and he’ll email you forever…

A big part of our work is sharing our knowledge and making sure that we leave the communities to whose aid we come better prepared. That means that we teach them to maintain the technology that we provide them with.

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Cebu update December 10 2014.

                Sitrep received from our team in Camp Arapal (North Cebu) this morning: Power has been restored to the camp. 1st Point-to-Point wireless link between hill 1 and main camp is up and

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Typhoon #Ruby / #Hagupit update.

As typhoon Ruby was making landfall in East Samar our team members started arriving in Cebu. With people flying in from Winnipeg, Belfast, London, Los Angeles and Sidney there was a worry that flights might be cancelled but luckily everyone

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Increased Philippine participation in upcoming deployment to Cebu.

DTL has always strived to include local volunteers during our deployment. Having local participation has several benefits, it keeps our overheads down, it gives us increased local knowledge and awareness and most of all it guarantees continuity of effort. Not

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda After action report.

Our deployment in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda drew to a close on April 14th this year. With an estimated 163 days this was Disaster Tech Lab’s longest deployment to date. We’ve now completed our After Action Report. Following are

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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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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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December 21st Philippines update: Bantayan.

The last 9 days have seen our work in Cebu has seen a lot of progress.  On December the 13th Sean arrived from Dublin together with a big bag of medical supplies. Sean’s primary task was to carry out a

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Philippines progress update.

Progress has been made but there is much more to do! Yesterday our Swedish volunteer Rickard departed for home and handed over the tech work to Eric who had arrived from the US the day before. Yesterday also saw Sean,

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