e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

An Integrated RoIP Communication Network for Effective Collaboration During Emergency and Disaster Management

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_17,
        author={Quist-Aphetsi Kester},
        title={An Integrated RoIP Communication Network for Effective Collaboration During Emergency and Disaster Management},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Disaster management Communications network Radio over internet protocol Satellite communications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_17}
    }
    
  • Quist-Aphetsi Kester
    Year: 2017
    An Integrated RoIP Communication Network for Effective Collaboration During Emergency and Disaster Management
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_17
Quist-Aphetsi Kester,*
    *Contact email: kester.quist-aphetsi@univ-brest.fr

    Abstract

    Disaster and emergencies are sometimes difficult to manage in terrains where there are limited communications. Some geographical areas can prove to be difficult during disaster areas to reach. During disasters, lack of communications infrastructure can hinder operations involving coordination, effective reporting and communications of events on the grounds for delivery of services such as food, medicine, etc. In this paper we proposed and developed an integrated radio over Internet Protocol Network for easy integration into other networks for effective communications, deployment and management of information. We integrated the system over satellite, phone and other alert voice systems for effective disaster management. Results showed ease of usage was effective and it is suitable for easy deployment and management of disaster and emergencies.