Beeper Communications and Mantaro Networks Receive Funding from BIRD Foundation
Mantaro Networks, Inc., and Beeper Communications of Israel have formally received funding from The BIRD Foundation to support their development of unmanned search and rescue systems (USRS.) The joint project aims to fill in “capability gaps” for first responders, as identified by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and supported by the National Technology Plan for Emergency Response to Catastrophic Incidents.
The BIRD Foundation is an Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, established in 1977 by the U.S. and Israeli governments to promote mutually beneficial industrial research and development.
The successful completion of this project will produce wireless broadband infrastructure that can transfer large amounts of data using a full spectrum of communication frequences and optimization algorithms. This high-bandwidth connectivity will enable easy exchange of media-rich information among first responders teams at field and autonomous robots for remote monitoring of incident landscapes in real time and FR progress status.