That tractor-trailer set-up is nuts :shock: .aberfitchguy2472 said:[Broken External Image]:http://www.fsvcc.com/other/images/dsc_0059-open.jpg
shues said:Considering the location, I'm really surprised that the lighting isn't all Tomar.
ISU_Cyclone said:Thats what she said
sbparkcop said:It will be used by Dallas Police - LOANED to them for 10 days for Super Bowl XLV by Intrado Inc., the Colorado-based company that built it. It's nickname is THOR - Tactical Homeland Operational Response.
According to The Dallas Morning News:
"The Tactical Homeland Operational Response, or THOR, is two stories tall, weighs 40 tons and measures 80 feet in length when fully expanded," and "The inside, which can accommodate 25 people, is decked out with 911 communications consoles, flat-screen monitors and a second-floor conference room with windows. Intrado would not allow the inside of the command post to be photographed."
cory y said:Its not outsourced. They are using it at a mobile oshit post.
aberfitchguy2472 said:This is where I must have gotten it confused:
"It's the brainchild of the company Intrado, which handles 9-1-1 for the state of Texas. That includes routing cellular 9-1-1 calls to the local authorities."
You would be suprised how much of "911" is outsourced. You would also be surpirsed how all these calls are routed, even though it is almost an instant happening, in our area of Ohio, call first go to Chicago area and then come back. I know a lot of other areas do it also.sbparkcop said:I didn't see that article. I only had my info from The Dallas Morning Star. That's surprising, if an out of state company is outsourced for 911 communications, especially for a state as populated as Texas.
I guess the word outsourced was not the right word, you are correct Alex. You said it much better then me.Alex said:I wouldn't consider 9-1-1 to be outsourced in these cases. Intrado, among other companies provide the data & networking infrastructure to the 911 system. City or Government employees are still the ones staffing the PSAPs and answering the 911 calls as they come in. The only 'private' companies that answer 9-1-1s would be for profit agency similar to Rural Metro or any Private Ambulance company that maintains a secondary PSAP.
For instance, in my area Qwest is the network provider that maintains the routers and switches to route the 9-1-1 calls to the proper PSAP. This includes Phase 2 technology, VOIP, and NG911.
'THOR' is a pretty impressive command post, I guess its true what they say about Texas... Go Big or Go Home.
JohnMarcson said:I always see these mobile command trucks lit to the gills... do people drive these lights and siren? Policy around here is that support vehicles don't respond code...
motoapco25 said:Ok get ready to laugh here is our POS
nobody knows how its wired when something goes wrong takes weeks to fix
"This 1979 40-foot MTA passenger bus was retrieved from the salvage yard in 1998 and began its transformation into an impressive working mobile communications and coordination center. Cost to the taxpayers for this transformation was $80,000 for the motor and drive train. Most of the work, supplies and equipment were corporate contributions and the unit is now valued over $400,000.
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jesus christ! that thing is huge!