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DHSI displayed DRASH versatility during the IDEX conference.

DHS Systems International (DHSI) has already attended a number of events this year, including IDEX and Marine West Expo. Here is a round-up of the events attended so far.

DRASH exhibited at IDEX

DHS Systems attended the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in February to demonstrate the versatility of its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH). The conference took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where DHSI displayed its DRASH systems.

The DRASH systems highlighted three different applications: one 442 square foot shelter served as a medical facility; one 519 square
foot shelter served as a command and control center; and a 109 square foot shelter served as a small command post. DRASH Deployable Command and Control Equipment (DC2E) brought the DRASH systems to life. The DC2E products included display systems, audiovisual systems, microphone systems, time zone clocks and Intelligent Data Distribution Systems (IDDS™).

Andy Cowling, managing director of DHSI said, "IDEX provided the perfect outdoor setting to display the DRASH systems and I wasdelighted with the considerable level of interest shown in the shelter systems. We had to work hard to meet the demand for demonstrations of the shelter being erected, particularly at the start of the show. The Middle East remains a significant potential market for us and I now look forward to more detailed discussions by interested parties."

DRASH representatives take the plunge

On February 2, and 22- 23, DRASH representatives were "Freezin’ for a Reason". The reason was to support the Special Olympicsthrough the organization’s Polar Plunge. As the event’s tagline suggests, participants volunteer to plunge into freezing waters to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

DHS Systems representatives took part in two Plunge Events this year, one at Liberty Lake, WA and the other at Prospect Lake, CO. In addition to giving a monetary donation, the company also provided their DRASH systems to accommodate event participants.

At the Prospect Lake event, two DRASH tents were set up for participants to change in and out of their swim gear, and to warm up after their icy plunge. DHS representative Jesse Miller received positive feedback at the event. He said: "The event organizers were extremely grateful that we were able to support their event. We even had some swimmers that came up and thanked us for letting them use our shelters."

DHS attends Marine West Expo

Every year, the Marine West Expo hosts the latest in war fighting technology designed to benefit the current and future Marine Corps. This year’s Expo took place on February 13-14, at Del Mar Beach in Camp Pendleton, California.

At the Marine West Expo, DRASH shelters formed an energy-efficient command operations center. The command operations center was powered by an Intelligent Power Technology system, and outfitted with Deployable Command and Control Equipment (DC2E). DHS’ command operations center comprised a DRASH MX shelter and a 2XB shelter.

The MX shelter offers 442 square feet of useable area, and is most recognized as part of the trailer mounted support system (TMSS) for the army’s standard integrated command post system (SICPS). The 195 square foot 2XB shelter can stand-alone or connect to other shelters, and is known for establishing command and control, life support, medical centers, and surge facilities quickly and efficiently.

An integral part of the command operations center was the DC2E equipment. DC2E demonstrated how a lightweight, portable communications integration system simplifies information management by fusing multiple feeds of information onto a single display.