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Wi-Fi aid for Haiti

CHF International shared its satellite link with other aid organizations in Haiti via a Wi-Fi network built by Inveneo

  • The international community development organization Plan is using the Wi-Fi network built by Inveneo to reach the Internet from its makeshift offices.

  • A diagram of Inveneo's Wi-Fi network in Haiti shows how it linked many of the aid organizations in the country to broadband satellite and ISP connections in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • Inveneo's Wi-Fi network is still operating, helping several organizations aid the people of Haiti in the wake of the disastrous Jan. 12 earthquake. Following its experience in Haiti, the high-tech nonprofit may assemble a set of Wi-Fi equipment for fast deployment after the world's next major disaster.

  • In the rush to gather equipment for a Wi-Fi network in earthquake-damaged Haiti, Inveneo bought speaker stands to use as mounts for long-range Wi-Fi radios.

  • Inveneo Chief Innovation Officer Mark Summer tunes the Wi-Fi network that the San Francisco-based nonprofit set up for aid groups after the Haiti earthquake. The tent in front of him was Inveneo's sleeping quarters.

  • Inveneo technicians were able to install line-of-sight Wi-Fi antennas in Haiti using a compass, GPS and level.

  • Inveneo Project Director Andris Bjornson, on the roof of the Haitian headquarters of CHF International, installs the base antenna for a series of Wi-Fi links to aid groups across Port-au-Prince. CHF shared its satellite link with other aid organizations via a Wi-Fi network built by Inveneo.

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