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UDcast Offers Recovery

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -- To ensure performance and security of mission critical communications services in extreme situations, leading satellite system suppliers UDcast, On Call Communications and Intelsat announced today that they are providing the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with high performance disaster recovery communications systems.

The OnSPOTTM Emergency Response System gives public safety agencies valuable communications services that set up easily in a matter of minutes so response teams can concentrate on the immediate needs of their communities.
OnSPOT comprises automatically deployable (auto-acquisition, auto-deploy) satellite antennas mounted on light vehicles, that also host the complete set of electronic equipment.

To meet FEMA's needs for satellite communications and video capability, On Call has provided FEMA with 70 OnSPOT units including telephone, fax and data capabilities for their Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers and Mobile Emergency Response Units. FEMA has contracted On Call to provide 25 additional units for the Regional offices and FIRST response teams including video transmission capabilities while on the move.