So what’s been happening lately? Still working on the Asterisk PBX and RF Gateways, should have some new information regarding the Communications Transportable System (CoTS). Looks like the containers (transportable rack cases) will need to be a few more rack spaces in height to fit everything. Most likely go with a separate power unit so the weight will be reduced some.
Still need to work on the HSMM Go-KITS, they can be included in with the CoTS as well as work stand alone. The challenge may be finding enough locations to make it feasible especially in rural areas. But at the same time rural areas can be more conducive to long haul high speed links.
More information on both the CoTS and Go-KITS soon …
Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media. As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database. With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.
High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) is often referred to as being the Hinternet (Ham Internet), as it is primarily used under FCC Rules & Regulations Part 97. Under Part 97 commercial off-the-shelf equipment can be used at higher power and higher gain than the more common Part 15 802.11a/b/g operations.
The primary purpose for HSMM and Hinternet is to augment emergency communications via long range high speed wireless data networks that can handle voice, data and video communications. HSMM can also be used in the day-to-day aspects of Amateur Radio Communications.
With the rapid expansion of Asterisk PBX into the relm of radio communications the added flexibility of having a wireless linking system has also expanded.
It is now possible to have a network of repeaters and link stations that never touch a standard public switched telephone network, yet at the same time this network of repeaters and link stations has all the standard features one will expect to find with any telephone system.
By integrating HSMM along with Asterisk PBX a truly transportable network can be delivered to any location where communications is needed, with voice, data and video all being available to the agencies and organizations being supported.