As the world faces more natural disasters and humanitarian crises, Cisco uses advanced technologies and its expertise to meet critical communications needs.
In 2003, Cisco established the Tactical Operations (TacOps) team to provide connectivity for those affected by crisis. In 2020 TacOps merged with Cisco’s Critical Human Needs investment portfolio to optimize its social impact–becoming Cisco Crisis Response.
We deploy emergency networking and communications equipment and deploy personnel to install emergency networking gear.
We know what technologies can accomplish the most in an emergency and provide connectivity needs assessments and recommendations.
Even if we can’t be there in person, we have remote capabilities and can provide virtual technology support.
We provide disaster grants to strategic nonprofit partners and run matching gift campaigns so employees can support relief efforts.
Cisco and Mercy Corps entered a five-year partnership in 2017. The goal? To leverage the network to fundamentally transform how humanitarian aid is conceived, delivered, evaluated, and sustained.
The emergency needs of first responders and humanitarian organizations.
Technology that helps governments continue to respond to a crisis.
Help for hospitals, utilities, and other essential services that communities depend on.
Includes technical engineers, operations and logistics coordinators, grant portfolio managers, and 300+ Cisco employees who volunteer their time and expertise.
This trailer contains rapidly deployable, highly secure network, radio, and collaboration technologies. It is designed to fit into a C-17 cargo aircraft.
The Cisco Emergency Communication Kit is designed to quickly, securely, and reliably establish voice and data communications in austere environments. (Only available in the U.S.)
This kit is designed for emergency responders, assessment teams, and others who require a highly portable, lightweight, power-efficient, and secure network.
The Mesh Response Kit (MRK) is a mesh solution providing a wireless network for first responders, emergency managers, critical infrastructure, or similar agencies.
The Phone Kit is a cloud-based telephony solution designed to provide additional IP phones to quickly expand voice services beyond the initial capacity of our other portable emergency communications platforms (Only available in the U.S.).