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Linux powers emergency mesh walkie talkie

May 6, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

NexGen City has embedded Linux into the first VoIP (voice over internet protocol) push-to-talk (PTT) handset for emergency workers and “first responders.” The “NexPaq” is currently undergoing testing in the first NexLink mesh network, which is nearing completion in Garland, Texas. The Garland network covers 57 square miles, and is the first deployment of mobile mesh networking technology for use by a public safety organization, according to NexGen.

Find out more about this amazingly capable handset, and the NexLink network that it works with, in our complete Device Profile.

Read NexPaq Device Profile

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