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Urgent Communications Writes About the HCLP-600 Launch

Apr 07, 2015 | Posted in -- The Pepro Blog

Urgent Communications just posted a great article on the launch of the HCLP-600. In it, Pepro CEO Victor Garmong explained the customer requirements that went into its innovative design:

bq “They all wanted as high a tower as they could go, and 60 feet came out to the best common denominator for everything,” Garmong said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “They wanted it light, so they could pull it with a pickup truck. They wanted it small, so they can drive it into a parking garage and deploy it on top.”

The new deployable shelter was a hit at IWCE because it delivers so much in a small package: 48 rack units integrated with a 60 foot tower, and a payload of 1850 lbs. The tower can withstand 70 MPH winds and complies with TIA/EIA-222-G standards for wind and ice loads. The equipment stored inside the integrated cabinet is protected by Pepro’s patented Faraday cage technology for shielding against lightning, electromagnetic pulse, passive intermodulation and other threats to strong communications.

Further, all work happens at ground level. The tower can be loaded with antennas from the ground before being raised - section by section - by just about anyone in less than half an hour. There is no training, climbing or heavy lifting required. All of this and more made it a very popular attraction at IWCE.

bq “Up until this year, we would get resistance to buying our shelters and everything, because they were more costly than the ordinary cabinet,” Garmong said. “That didn’t happen this year. This year, they’re wanting to know what we have and what we can do. I think virtually every one of the people that were there understood what they need to do to harden their sites—they have to have a Faraday Cage to do that.”

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