Peter Anderson who spent part of his sabbatical in Sri Lanka assisting with the conduct of simulations for the Last-Mile HazInfo Project is to develop a mobile communications command vehicle for immediate post-disaster coordination for the government of Sri Lanka. He first came to Sri Lanka in January 2005 to participate in the first expert forum on disaster early warning at the invitation of LIRNEasia.
Anderson is laying the groundwork for an advanced mobile emergency-communications (AMECom) vehicle for Sri Lanka’s disaster management program. The versatile, mobile communications vehicle will be similar to one he and his team designed and produced for emergencies in B.C. Completed in 2005, the B.C. vehicle is equipped with its own satellite dish and advanced communication systems for sending voice and data via satellite, cellular, land lines and wireless Internet. It also includes a number of two-way radio systems and an inter-operability switch for interconnectivity between radios and land-line, cellular or satellite telecommunications systems.Anderson is currently completing the operational and technical design plans for the Sri Lankan vehicle, in collaboration with the government of Sri Lanka and the U.N. International Telecommunications Union.
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