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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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Wireless site surveys in disaster zones.

It was in December 2012 at the start of our deployment following hurricane Sandy that we carried out our first wireless signal survey. Our Sandy response effort in the Rockaway area of New York City was our first one in a 1st

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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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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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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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December 4th 2013, Cebu Philippines update

Our advance team has been following up on the planning and communications we have had prior to their deployment. They have established direct contact with doctors at local hospitals in Cebu in order to more closely assess needs for medical

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Update on Philippines deployment.

Following is an update on Disaster Tech Labs current deployment to the island of Cebu in the Philippines; As of today we have our first people on the ground in Cebu. Our advance team landed there earlier today. The team

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  Help Our Fundraising Effort! There are lots of ways you can help us raise the much-needed funds! You can share the link to our GoFundMe page with friends and family: gofundme.com/5fz3ts You can print out our A4 size poster

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