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The Swiss Army Knife of Communications Vehicles

THOR, a new Verizon product.

THOR is the new prototype communications vehicle developed by Verizon for emergency responder use in a disaster. It does have all the bells and whistles one can think of for a single mobile support vehicle.

There are a ton of pictures included in the linked article below.

“Verizon has unveiled THOR, a custom Ford F650 that can deploy a satellite dish, 5G mast, and drones to respond to natural disasters and emergencies”

Two comments. I thought it interesting that they gave AT&T a nod for their drone communications link in the article and then there is mention of the two generators that are on board.

What the writer likely doesn’t recognize is that I bet the second generator is a backup, thus providing some redundancy that we don’t always see these days.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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