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SOURCE Range Networks
Iceland-based Rogg Develops Application for Coast Guard to Rescue Lost Hikers
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Range Networks, the leading provider of commercial open source cellular systems and leader of the OpenBTS™ software project, today announced that Iceland technology integrator Rogg Corporation has developed a solution using OpenBTS and Range Networks' hardware to aid in search and rescue missions in the Icelandic highlands. The solution exemplifies OpenBTS as a foundation for innovative and unique communications applications.
Baldvin Hansson, director of technology, Rogg Corporation said:
"We've seen first-hand the risks posed to both rescuers and missing persons in these extreme conditions. People get lost in the highlands all the time, and it's not uncommon that they are carrying their cell phones. Through this technology, the Coast Guard is able to locate lost individuals faster and more efficiently, oftentimes completing the mission in the amount of time it used to take to launch one."
Harvind Samra, CTO, Range Networks and co-inventor of the OpenBTS Project said:
"In search and rescue missions, time is of the essence. When our global headquarters was in my living room, we imagined OpenBTS helping solve these types of problems. We are excited that our technology is able to improve the safety and success of these missions. We look forward to seeing many other great new innovations leveraging OpenBTS."
About Range Networks
Range Networks is developing the future of cellular networks. Founded by the inventors of OpenBTS, the company is the leader in commercial open source cellular systems. Range Networks' systems are simple to deploy and manage at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Based on OpenBTS, Range Networks delivers mobile connectivity for rural communities, remote industries and emergency responders, and supplies development networks to commercial labs and universities. Additional information is available at: www.rangenetworks.com.
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