FCA: Support for Typhoon Rai victims using LACS
CVISNET Foundation, Inc.
Typhoon Rai devastated parts of the central Philippines, especially in Cebu, disrupting access to such basic needs as shelter, medicine, food, safe drinking water, and electric power and telecommunications. This grant helped provide a reliable and accessible communication system on Gilutongan, an island in the Cebu municipality of Cordova that was hard hit by Typhoon Rai (which the Philippines designated Typhoon Odette).
In the absence of electric power, an Internet network or telecommunication signals, one tested and proven infrastructure that can support this ICT need is an upgraded version of a movable and deployable ICT resource unit platform, better known as a Locally Accessible Cloud System (LACS). A LACS is a portable server system that uses solar power to fill gaps in the immediate provision of ICT communications connecting residents’ smartphones. As a LACS can provide cloud service anytime, anywhere and in any network environment — and can serve as well as a solar-powered charging station for smartphones and tablets — it can ensure reliable connectivity following even the most devastating disaster.