In case of emergency with disruption of mobile services, EmergencyNET enables first responders to restore cellular coverage in a very short time (few minutes), allowing to reach people in danger via standard phones or smartphones.
EmergencyNET constitutes a complete mobile network able to manage voice, SMSs and data connections even in case of standard networks breakdown.

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The Role of Mobile Communications in Disaster Management

Web and mobile technologies can now play a crucial role in managing disasters aftermath and improving the information flow between those involved in critical situations. But mobile communications rely on standard mobile networks that can be affected by disasters themselves, running the risk of becoming congested in few minutes. PRISMA proposes a portable solution consisting in a complete mobile network, which can provide reliable connectivity in case of major network breakdowns.

Typical Disaster Scenario

Currently several different private networks exist for emergency and disaster recovery management used by Police, Firefighters and Civil Protection bodies. To preserve communications integrity and possible congestion, all these networks generally operate on the reserved specific spectra of a country by using specific standards and terminals.
Standard mobile networks are not considered emergency networks themselves, although they diligently manage most of the critical communications worldwide every day. However in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake or a tsunami, public cellular networks may collapse in a matter of minutes due to power breakdowns, connectivity disruptions and high traffic congestion (therefore even if the cellular network is still in place, it might well be congested in few minutes by its subscribers).

Operate a Complete Mobile Network in Minutes

The proposed solution is intended for providing a plug-and-play portable backup mobile network, offering coverage and re-establishing communication towards people involved in emergencies, both helpers and victims.
Using EmergencyNET, the rescuers can communicate with any mobile device by establishing voice calls and by sending and receiving SMSs. The temporary emergency network can act as a Voice Responder which can intercept any call from any victim, giving help and providing more info on emergency management such as “send an SMS with your name, current location, number of people involved to 133, will call-you back to manage your rescue”.

A Mobile Network in a Backpack

EmergencyNET can carry (in a backpack or with a trolley) a mobile network wherever necessary, lasting for about eight hours by means of just one battery pack. Currently the output power is up to +37 dBm providing a coverage suitable to reach users within a few kilometers. Customized power budget can be offered upon request.
Users can access the network with any SIM from any operator and, once connected, users can perform voice calls, send SMSs or establish PS data sessions via EmergencyNET.


The emergency network that fits in a backpack