Alan Dick introduces military-grade cell tower
Alan Dick has developed a new cell tower that was inspired by a military-grade solution built specifically for the armed forces. The tower features a more rugged design and can be deployed in less time than some of the firm's previous rapid deployment towers
Alan Dick has developed a new cell tower that was inspired by a military-grade solution built specifically for the armed forces. The tower features a more rugged design and can be deployed in less time than some of the firm's previous rapid deployment towers.
Omar Al Marzooqi, Business Development Manager, Alan Dick Middle East, says that the tower is the next evolution in a line of mobile communication units that Alan Dick has been developing for the last few years. We saw that there was still a need for extreme portability, so we came up with the next generation of rapid deployment vehicles," Al Marzooqi says. "It's a brand new product inspired by military requirements but adapted to fit the cellular market.
"The military-grade product has a bullet-proof casing, electro magnetic shield, along with a few other aspects that I can't go into."
Previous rapid deployment towers featured a trailer mounted cell site with shelter, AC, generators and a mast that can be extended to 40 metres. The tower is assembled and left on a trailer. "We saw that they were often left in one place for a long time, sometimes without maintaining them, which meant that wheels and axles got damaged," says Al Marzooqi. With the latest incarnation of the cell tower, the unit is placed on the back of a truck, which is driven to the location, where the cell site is raised up, the truck removed and the tower and unit lowered to the ground.
"There is no need for a winch for the tower, and a bonus is that there is no need for a truck for every unit. Because it's not attached to a trailer, there is less need for maintenance."