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WiGiT's iDAWG Communications Elements Progressing to Field Test
August 8, 2012
Students and researchers at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech and the Rochester Institute of Technology are conducting a field test to evaluate hardware and software for maintaining communication between emergency responder devices-even if cell towers and Internet networks go down during a natural or man-made disaster.
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