Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CAW Deploys VoIP System for Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Training Course

CAW IT Manager, Ron Kimmelmann attended the Advanced Incident Management Team Training Course, which was conducted last week at Fort MacArthur Air Force Base in San Pedro, Calif.

Participants in the course included members of Sector LA/LB, LA City Fire, DEA/DHS, and included Sector Commander CAPT Laferriere and LA Fire Chief Rueda.The course served as a training platform for a Port Security Full-scale Exercise to be conducted this May.

Mr. Kimmelmann deployed the VoIP system, which is an independent communication system using wireless IP phones.

“Exercises require an independent, reliable and robust communication system that simulates local communications, using equipment that is lightweight, portable and durable,” he said. “A controlled closed circuit telephone systems allows for communicating with exercise participants over a secured transmission and is imperative for a successful exercise. “

The VoIP System Offers:

· Normal phone conversations that utilize full-duplex communications

· Lithium ion battery can be charged in three hours and has a battery talk time of generally four to five hours

· Secure Transmission

· No external connectivity to service provider

· Nominal cost to deploy

· Compact to fit in pelican case

CAW has successfully utilized the VoIP system in exercises domestically and internationally.