Sonim announces shipments of new Rapid Deployment Kits, upcoming plans for package

Greater communications flexibility soon will be within the grasp of some public-safety agencies, as Sonim Technologies started shipping its Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK-2) with a FirstNet Ready Cradlepoint router and announced plans to further integrate satellite and LMR capabilities into the carry-case package later this year. Bob Escalle, Sonim Technologies’ vice president for public-safety market segments, said the RDK-2 provides deployable LTE and Wi-Fi coverage in a package that is small enough to be carried to locations where a vehicular deployable is not practical. “It extends the range [of LTE by extending an access-point bubble,” Escalle said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “Think of it as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that you bring with you that has router functionality and a PoE [power-over-Ethernet] switch, with the ability to have a satellite connection for quick failover.” Perhaps most importantly, the RDK-2 is designed to be deployed quickly at an incident scene by first responders, without any need for extensive special training, Escalle said. “You don’t need to be an engineer,” he said. “You pull it out. You flip up the antennas, because the ante...

Tiger Group, Federal Equipment to Sell Complete Biofuel Technology Operation in Texas

Tiger Group and Federal Equipment Co. will conduct an online auction of the complete assets formerly owned by biofuel technology company Inaeris Technologies on May 9. The professionally maintained assets include main, demonstration and pilot plants, along with intellectual property, research and development lab assets and more. Offers for a turnkey acquisition of the shuttered company’s Pasadena facility will also be considered.“Inaeris created a proprietary technology platform that transforms non-food, cellulosic biomass into drop-in transportation fuel blendstocks,” noted John Coelho, Senior Director of Tiger’s Commercial & Industrial division “The company’s flexible technology can be commercialized either as a stand-alone facility or as an addition to an existing plant that already processes biomass, such as a pulp/papermill, or one that produces fuels, such as a petroleum refinery.”“This offering provides a unique opportunity to acquire a functional research technology operation at hard asset value,” added Ted Davis, Vice President of Federal Equipment Co., a major supplier of surplus manufacturing equipment to pharmaceutical, chemical, plastics and other companies. “Th...