The Louisiana Army National Guard has announced that it is adopting a communications system designed by Rivada Networks, a provider of interoperable communications for public safety.
This solution is expected to equip Louisiana Army National Guard (LAARNG) with broadband, interoperable system delivering voice and data for both day-to-day and emergency uses, over a network that can survive natural or man-made disasters. The Rivada solution leverages and supplements the existing infrastructure and off-the-shelf technology of the $1 trillion per year global wireless industry.
Colonel Ronnie Johnson of the LAARNG, said: In partnering with Rivada Networks, we will utilize leading-edge technology to provide critical day-to-day wireless voice and data connectivity and seamless transition to emergency communications, when required, using the same systems. This is a major step forward for the Guard and offers the potential for redundant capabilities for our local state and federal emergency response partners.