Communication Systems

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A communications systems training unit will be incorporated into the overall PITD training program.  The intent of this section is to introduce communication options to the PITD participants and provide practical set-up and operations documentation.

  • Content Management Systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress)
  • Basic Satellite Communications using the RAPIDCast system (Pacific RANET system for Emergency Operations and Remote Data Collection and Reporting)
  • GSM SMS Servers for data collection and reporting applications

A communications systems training unit will be incorporated into the overall PITD training program.  The course is meant to introduce the participants to existing communication systems and tools readily available to them.

The course will outline and identify minimum competencies and learning objectives.  The use of Moodle, an open source, on-line Learning Management System (LMS) capable of hosting course content (PowerPoint presentations, videos, web references, etc.), discussion boards, on-line assessments, participant grade book, etc.

A training unit will be focused on Content Management Systems such as Drupal, WordPress, and others.  The training will be very practical in focus to include administrative functions (e.g., setting up a web site, entering content/updates, maintenance, etc.) and applications that are specifically focused on meteorological services.

A training course on HF system based on the Pacific RANET system for emergency operations and remote data collection and reporting.

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Another training course on setup and use of local GSM SMS servers for data collection and reporting applications.  The UH TASI will procure a pilot server and SIM cards to conduct the system training in Honolulu.

The intent is to introduce these communication options to the PITD participants and provide practical set-up and operations documentation, taking into consideration the possible limited level of IT background and local telecommunication environments.

UH TASI will work with UCAR, NWS, and other stakeholders in the development of this unit to ensure the training is applicable, relevant, and coordinated with related NWS communication initiatives in the region.   UH TASI will:  (1) Define course minimum competencies and learning objectives. (2) Setup a Moodle, an open source, on-line Learning Management System (LMS) capable of hosting course content (PowerPoint presentations, videos, web references, etc.), discussion boards, on-line assessments, participant grade book, etc. (3) Develop a training unit focused on Content Management Systems such as Drupal, WordPress, and others.  The training will be very practical in focus to include administrative functions (e.g., setting up a web site, entering content/updates, maintenance, etc.) and applications that are specifically focused on meteorological services. (4) Develop training course on HF system based on the Pacific RANET system for emergency operations and remote data collection and reporting. (5) Develop training course on setup and use of local GSM SMS servers for data collection and reporting applications.  UH TASI will procure a pilot server and SIM cards to conduct the system training in Honolulu. The intent is to introduce these communication options to the PITD participants and provide practical set-up and operations documentation, taking into consideration the possible limited level of IT background and local telecommunication environments.