IAI and Carbyne Introduce the Ultra Emergency Network (911 Ultra-EN)

In a hurricane or building collapse. Alone. No service or Wifi. What do you do? 911 Ultra-EN lets 1st responders find victims when commercial networks are down.
In a hurricane or building collapse. Alone. No service or Wifi. What do you do? 911 Ultra-EN lets 1st responders find victims when commercial networks are down. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Carbyne, a global leader in public safety technology, and Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs, along with partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a world leader in defense and security solutions, through its Group Division ELTA Systems, are pleased to introduce the Ultra Emergency Network (911 Ultra-EN).

911 Ultra-EN allows responsible government agencies to overcome communication breakdown by immediately deploying next-generation 911 services, so that first responders and civilians in blackout and disaster areas can stay connected.

During large-scale crises that cause operational failures in communications networks, 911 Ultra-EN provides mobile phone subscribers with network coverage to access rescue services and provide their own location.

IAI and Carbyne co-developed 911 Ultra-EN as an innovative solution to provide an instant alternative private cloud-based cellular network to reconnect users in disaster zones with emergency service accessibility and wideband data communications, when it matters most.

(World’s First Ultra Emergency Network 911 Ultra-EN, powers crisis communications during disaster & commercial network blackouts. This unparalleled capability to deploy an autonomous broadband communications platform positions federal and state government on the forefront of emergency preparedness. Courtesy of Vimeo and YouTube.)

While commercial networks play a crucial role in traditional mass-alert solutions, circumstantial vulnerabilities can impact their capability to facilitate emergency communications, which hinders their ability to help responders to protect lives.

911 Ultra-EN guarantees connectivity directly to the users’ mobile devices during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, terror attacks, and other situations that can compromise commercial cellular networks’ functionality.

Additionally, 911 Ultra-EN delivers distinct, powerful capabilities, like the ability to locate trapped individuals in need of rescue, provide secure reliable network connection for first responders, and more.

911 Ultra-EN couples solutions such as ELTA’s RescueCell, a secure, immune and autonomous dedicated communication network, and IAI RES-Q-CELL, a cellular geo-location system, with Carbyne’s NG 9-1-1 technology for the delivery of rich data services including dynamic device-based location, live video streaming, instant chat and real-time analytics.

Amir Elichai, CEO (right), receiving the company's ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation in Homeland Security Award at ISC East
Amir Elichai, CEO (right), accepts an ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award at ISC East

The system dramatically improves the first responder’s situational awareness, and establishes communication channels where they are most needed.

“Time is the greatest asset in any emergency situation, and lives lost are the price we pay when emergency response communications are interrupted,” explains Amir Elichai, CEO And Founder of Carbyne.

“It is not inevitable to lose network connectivity during large-scale disastrous conditions. Sometimes governments do not plan for these scenarios.”

“But, they happen all around us. And when they do, the availability of an autonomous network is critical.”

Safety Tracking for First Responders

  • Command staff can track rescue team members and their proximity to risks and hazards in real time by enabling live resource mapping in the operating area.

  • Accurately Locate Trapped Civilians by connecting to their mobile devices.

  • Initiate Emergency Video to increase situational awareness and allow for easier accessibility for rescue teams.

  • Establish a Private First Responders Cellular Network for a safer and faster communication flow.

  • Follow First Responders during a large crisis by enabling mapping of all rescue forces in the destruction zone.

  • All without an app or an existing commercial cellular network in the area.

In establishing the autonomous network, Carbyne’s and IAI technology provides mobile phones with live connectivity, independent of other apps or services.

The companies’ newest solution has proven increasingly essential over the past year, for instance following an unpredictable and devastating bombing in Nashville, TN, multi-state commercial networks were damaged and rendered inoperable, thereby severely constricting search and rescue efforts.

(Service for some customers in Nashville and the surrounding areas were affected by damage to AT&T facilities from the explosion Christmas morning. AT&T was in contact with law enforcement and worked as quickly and safely as possible to restore service. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Dec 25, 2020.)

If the state had a solution such as 911-Ultra EN, it would have had the ability to establish a permanent line of communication when it was needed most.

Adi Dulberg, IAI-ELTA VP and GM Intelligence, Communications and EW Division (at left), and Erez Tsur, President of Carbyne.
Adi Dulberg, IAI-ELTA VP and GM Intelligence, Communications and EW Division (at left), and Erez Tsur, President of Carbyne.

“This development – made possible through close collaboration between IAI and Carbyne – enables a timely emergency response in any circumstance imaginable,” said Adi Dulberg, IAI-ELTA VP and GM Intelligence, Communications and EW Division.

“The public can now feel confident in the ability to stay connected at all times, more important now than ever before.”

Carbyne Takes Platinum Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC has been canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.


2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

  • c-All No App Public Safety Communications

  • *Carbyne was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Awards Program.

Carbyne, which in addition to delivering over 155M data points per year, enables first responders and Emergency Call Centers to connect with the caller via highly secure communication omni-channel with no app required.


With a mission to redefine emergency collaboration, Carbyne provides a unified cloud native solution that enables ECCs, first responders, citizens and the state to share live actionable data that can lead to more efficient, transparent operations and ultimately save lives.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, X.Labs and Reed Exhibitionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2020, 2019 and More.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

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