MARS Winlink Provides Reliable Backup for Emergency Management Communications

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management MEMO, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2009

Article describes MARS Winlink use within North Carolina State Emergency Management facilities. During a statewide earthquake exercise contractors accidentally cut the internet fiber optic cable serving an EOC (a real event) and Winlink allowed the exercise to continue without major disruption. "It was email-business as usual, only the messages were transported by MARS Winlink instead of the internet."

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