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MESH networks bring IP to the frontline

A MESH network is a self-healing network that can bring IP-based digital tools to first responders – provided they have data connectivity.

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Body-worn MESH IP networking is a great solution for giving first responders and remote work crews IP access on the frontline. MESH technology allows crews to use IP-based tools and hardware away from vehicles like ambulances and work trucks. But without a resilient and reliable data connection from the vehicle to dispatch or HQ, the ground personnel is left in touch with each other – and without the use of their digital tools.

Cover the last mile with MESH

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If a first responder or work crew is deployed to a remote location beyond the reach of LTE or radio networks, MESH networking coupled with Cobham Satcom satellite connectivity lets them bring their own WiFi with them. Connecting the crew’s MESH network to the Mobile Gateway terminal in the crew vehicle, the crew can then drop MESH nodes along the terrain trail as they push forward towards their job site. Backhaul along the mesh trail keeps them safely connected, enabling WiFi bubbles on the job site.

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Satellite fallback completes the picture

For emergency services the broadband networking capability enabled by the combination of WiFi, MESH, satellite, and LTE provides a reliable foundation for command-and-control functionality. Command and unit situational awareness is boosted by access to devices supporting Common Operating Picture (COP) applications. A Cobham Satcom critical comms solution with satellite connectivity as fallback ensures that this can be achieved even in regions without LTE coverage.


Satellite communication has been commoditized and can now be easily used as a fallback in critcom solutions.


A digital communication solution from Cobham Satcom reduces your CAPEX and OPEX significantly.


A sound investment. Augmenting your radio setup with a Cobham Satcom solution brings significant savings.

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100% coverage of your operational area

With a Mobile Gateway terminal from Cobham Satcom, you can add a unique mix of LTE and satellite connectivity to your MESH-solution. This dramatically increases the resilience of your connection and gives you 100% coverage of your operational area, even when your crews have to leave LTE coverage. An always on, voice and data connection from each field worker or first responder to dispatch helps your teams on the ground work smarter, while keeping them safer – no matter where they are.

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MESH agnostic collaboration

Cobham Satcom works closely with MESH technology specialists worldwide. All Cobham Satcom solutions are technology agnostic and able to securely connect your MESH network of choice to dispatch.

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