For real-time access to mission-critical data, Recklinghausen Fire Department turns to Cradlepoint for dependable LTE connectivity
Challenge — To access mission-critical data and effectively coordinate fire and rescue services, the Recklinghausen Fire Department needed to upgrade the networking capabilities of its aging command and control vehicle (CCV). Existing hardware provided limited 4G access to a single computer, but lacked ports to connect other in-vehicle devices. Without a cloud-based network management platform, installing new devices, troubleshooting, and upgrading firmware wasn’t feasible for the department’s lean IT team.
Solution — Upon delivery of a new CCV, the department installed a comprehensive networking solution capable of supporting current and future live-saving technology: Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Mobile and ruggedized in-vehicle router — featuring built-in LTE, dual modems, 3 WAN/ LAN ports, robust Wi-Fi, and centralized cloud-based network management.
Benefits — Pervasive LTE connectivity ensures that on-scene crews benefit from real-time operational data, resulting in expanded command and control capabilities. Essential devices can be networked together and new tools added quickly. The features available through NetCloud provide streamlined network and device support and open the door for adding more live-saving technologies to their vehicles for years to come.