Deployment of Emergency Response Networks, a Web Application for Management
Candelario Soto, Neftalí
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With every passing day, more resources become internet dependent. It’s evident that as time passes the share of our daily communications that rely on the internet will only continue to grow. Banking transactions take place online, enterprises rely on Voice over IP to communicate between workplaces, and online social media platforms are the method of choice for most individuals. While these are all welcomed commodities, it does however pose a huge drawback in the event a natural disaster renders the internet unavailable. Response efforts must be well planned and swiftly executed to ensure as little downtime as possible. Emergency Networks must be monitored and managed to ensure proper functionality until normal conditions are reestablished. This paper addresses the hurdles that may be encountered during an event that cripples an existing internet infrastructure and proposes alternatives to deploy and monitor a temporary solution that provides the necessary services while intelligently safeguarding the available bandwidth. Key Terms Disaster, Emergency Communications, Emergency Network, Network Deployment, Network Site Database.