Hands On: Command Portability Pt 2


 
 

Fran Hildwine | | Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Command Portability: Transform any vehicle into a Command Post

I have yet to see an EMS vehicle with excess storage space, and EMS command vehicles that carry MCI gear have even less space. At major incidents and prolonged deployments, the ability for EMS command to be visible, under adequate cover and organized, as well as manage data and review guidelines, are all important. Here are six products that can help you initiate command operations long before the mobile-home-size command post arrives on scene. The big bonus: All six products will fit inside a mid-size duffel bag.



Trimble Recon

If you're looking for a rugged PDA but something smaller than the Ranger, the Trimble Recon may be for you. The Recon weighs in at a mere 17 oz. (490 g) and operates for 15 hours on a full charge. The Recon operates on Windows Mobile 5.0 and comes with much of the same software as the Ranger, and it also comes with standard CF slots with optional Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless connectivity. Meeting the MIL-STD-810F and IP67 ratings ensures that the Recon will stand up to the harshest environments your command post can provide. The Trimble Recon retails for $1,279Ò1,679, depending on memory and other options. Check outwww.trimble.com/ml_recon.shtml for the white paper Total Cost of Ownership, which details how the rugged handheld computers are more cost effective than the consumer-grade handheld models over a period of years.



Call 541/750-9200 or visitwww.trimble.com/mil.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Gear and Gadgets, Technology

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Two Burned in Phoenix Tanker Fire

40,000-gallon rail car tanker explodes in industrial area.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Maryland Ambulance Company Temporarily Suspended

Company failed to meet Frederick County code standards.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee County EMS Shows Off CPR Tool

Lucas 2 in service in Bradley County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

South Korea Ferry Disaster

Death toll expected to rise dramatically.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Boston Bombing Heroes

A look at four who became well known in the tragic bombing.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Fatal, Fiery California Bus Crash

Seven students and two drivers killed in crash.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >