Multi-SIM Broadband Bonding Solutions for Emergency Response

Emergency Response presents one of the most challenging environments as far as maintaining high-performing and reliable wireless Internet connectivity at the emergency location or from the first responder vehicle. State-of-the-art multi-SIM broadband bonding solutions from Mushroom Networks provide the ultimate Internet connectivity enabling emergency response teams with utmost situational awareness that saves lives.

Emergency Response Networking Needs

Emergency response is currently undergoing a major shift as the US and the rest of the world continue to buildout the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. NG911 allows callers and emergency dispatchers and responders to share voice, images, videos, and other data across the 911 system. This allows the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Points) or ECC (Emergency Communication Centers) to better manage emergencies and quickly dispatch the right resources.

This new paradigm places high demands on the Internet connectivity necessary to allow the massive amounts of high-bandwidth, low-latency traffic to flow seamlessly between all the connecting nodes of the public safety 911 system. Any lost or delayed internet packets (which happens routinely on all public WANs) can have dire consequences. Best practices require multiple, redundant connectivity routes that can intelligently manage and prioritize all types of traffic, monitor real-time line conditions for each WAN link, and immediately adjust and optimize the network connection in real time for various applications.

5G will help significantly to implement NG911, and so will specially dedicated wireless networks exclusively reserved for public safety, such as AT&T FirstNet, and Verizon Frontline. The unpredictability of the emergency locations means that the LTE and 5G networks will also be unpredictable. Broadband bonding technology that intelligently combines several wireless SIM cards will create a more predictable and higher performance connectivity on the go to serve emergency response teams.

Live Video Feed for Situational Awareness

One of the most difficult challenges facing the NG911 program is being able to obtain a live video feed directly from the site of the emergency to the PSAP or EEC. Often, the emergency location does not have easy access to wired Internet, and so wireless cellular must be used. But a singular wireless connection is subject to performance fluctuations, lost packets, and even dropped connections. By leveraging broadband bonding and aggregation it is now possible to intelligently combine multiple cellular modems (from the same or different ISPs) resulting in a single high-bandwidth, high-reliability, broadband pipe optimized for live video streaming.

Optimized for Live Video

With broadband bonding, all LTE/5G cellular modems are aggregated to create a single fast and reliable Internet connection. Encoded video packets go through a special overlay tunnel to protect against lost packets, latency and jitter. This will shield the video flow from the network fluctuations.

Zero-Touch Configuration

Portabella multi-SIM broadband bonding appliances are ideal for taking over the burden of network management for emergency response. Zero-touch installation ensures seamless and rapid deployment across the emergency response network with remote access to the devices from a CC&C (Command and Control Center).

Networks on Autopilot

Mushroom Networks’ dual-SIM and multi-SIM devices leverage overlay tunnels that automatically adapt to the cellular channel conditions as well as application QoS requirements. This translates to a self-learning and self-adapting Internet connectivity that provides the best application performance.

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Testimonials & Awards

“Mushroom Networks Solutions offers the redundancy and failover protection that I need to successfully run my business. It effectively guarantees I won’t have a drop on a critically important patient encounter. ”

dr. Jeremy Stueven
telehealth & Emergency Room physician

“Our connection now provides the available bandwidth for all of our responding agencies to access our real-time information. They are able to access resources back at the office or across the Internet as needed.”

William Lyons
IT Director
Paulding County

“Being able to optimize both real-time and non-real-time applications in a simple manner was one of the key factors in us choosing Mushroom Networks solutions for our WAN upgrade project.”

James Munro
Project Manager

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