The NGB Show was larger than last year’s with a 10% increase in participants from 2009. Comprehensive Communications Solutions shared our booth space with INX and the Ohio National Guard showing the Squire Tech Solutions pCom 300 product.
The Ohio National Guard was nice enough to allow CCS to bring one of the recent MERC pCom mobile communication trailers to the event. We had literally just delivered their first 2 MERC pCom trailers 3 weeks prior to the event. These new MERC pCom trailers will be used by the Guard for quick deployment and setup for mobile power and satellite communications.
Each pCom unit is equipped with a Squire Tech Solutions MR 500 communications package including and AvL 960 auto acquire satellite dish, iDirect satellite router, a Hanco/Perkins 10,000 watt diesel generator and 100 gallon fuel tank, a 30 foot pneumatic mast with LED lighting, as well as the MERC Package a removable antenna rotator, and 4 removable antenna mounting arms for radio antennas, wireless access points, and video cameras.
A Cisco Call Manager with a 24 Port POE switch and 20 Cisco 7940 IP Phones were also provided with CCS routing Hosted VoIP dial tone across the sat link down to the trailer. The Ohio National Guard will be adding all of their P25 radio equipment and a Raytehon ACU 1000 interoprability server later this month.