Union lends hand…

phRBCUnionWirelessSolarCommFire season in Colorado and Wyoming is picking up and Union Wireless is helping to keep the dedicated firefighters connected via wireless communications for their safety and security. This effort was accomplished by locating a solar COW (Cellular on Wheels) to a remote site in Carbon County, Wyo., in direct support of the recent West Battle Creek Fire. “COWs are essentially portable wireless towers that can be moved to areas where there is no traditional cell service,” said Eric Woody, chief technology and operations officer for Union Wireless. The COW “has both a built-in array of solar cells and a wind turbine.” The company operates 12 retail locations and has over 30 agents serving Wyoming, Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah, and the COW could be utilized in any of those areas.