Early interest in the Compact Rapid Deployable (CRD) for FirstNet has been so great that solution provider Rescue 42 is increasing its manufacturing capacity “dramatically,” according to Rescue 42 CEO Tim O’Connell.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: May 14, 2021
Part of a package of FirstNet technology innovations unveiled in January, CRDs are designed to be an easily deployable LTE solution that response agencies can own and take with them to emergency scenes as an alternative to FirstNet deployables—a free service to FirstNet subscribers, but one that can take hours to reach an incident site.
FirstNet Authority officials last week noted the popularity of CRDs during the organization’s most recent board meeting, and O’Connell confirmed the enthusiasm for the deployable package that provides much more operational flexibility than a traditional SatCOLT.