iXP Corporation awarded a $6.6 million contract to the Raytheon
Company to design and develop the “portable electronic command
board system” that will overhaul New York Fire Department
manual command boards by using wireless technology.
The PECB will enable commanders to better manage firefighters,
equipment, medical teams and other emergency personnel during emergency
The program is intended to electronically replicate the existing
portable command board functionality with several new capabilities,
such as wirelessly backhauling PECB information to the fire department
data center, providing for central storage, forwarding of that information
to the operation center at fire department headquarters, and packaging
the PECB in a rugged, easily deployable unit.