The MRC Foundation in Japan provides local governments and enterprises with commercial Land Mobile Radio access service via its own network infrastructures including base and repeater stations, and this is referred to as "MCA Disaster Prevention and Administrative Radio System". The MCA was initially licensed for the use of land mobile communication, however its robust performance has convinced the authority not to limit it to mobile communications and use it for fixed communications as well. Seiryo has developed the MCA disaster prevention and administrative systems supporting both mobile radio equipment and fixed radio equipment and delivered the combined cutting-edge solutions to many local governments. Local governments have been utilizing MCA for economical disaster prevention and administrative radio system as well as for back-up solutions of cellular network in case of disasters.
Constructing Anti-disaster Communication Infrastructure in Itami, Where Seiryo Is Headquartered
We installed equipment for the slave station of a public address system at a primary school in Itami-city, which is to serve as a shelter in the event of a disaster. We also installed an MCA (portable) at a joint use facility in the city.
In normal times, the portable station is used for information communication by administrators. In the event of an emergency, it can be transported out of the facility and used as a means of communication instead of a cell phone, which is subject to line restrictions when the first response to the emergency needs to be provided.
With the diversifying server, disaster information in a form of Area MailⓇ
(*1) for emergency communication, e-mails, and posting on websites can
be delivered via a variety of communication medias which include the MCA
system, cellular network and Internet. Moreover, it can automatically make
phone calls and send facsimile correspondences, e-mails, etc., to staff
*1 Area Mail is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.