Division of Technology

Communications Equipment Cache

The Division of Technology Operations (DTO) maintains the State Cache of communications support equipment for disasters, emergencies and special events. Based on availability, state and local government agencies may borrow this equipment for events within their jurisdiction.
    
Note: Agencies who borrow equipment are responsible to repair or replace any damaged or lost equipment. 
 
During major disasters, much of this equipment has been pre-assigned to support various agencies or disaster operations. DTO has a limited amount of on-hand support equipment, and deployment of this equipment will be prioritized in coordination with State Emergency Management.  
 

Communications Response Team

The DTO Communications Response Team is also available to support state, local and federal agencies. Services include radio programming, interoperability coordination, satellite communications support, disaster recovery, incident command support (team members are all IS400 certified) and communications planning. The team is available 7X24 at no charge, however, we do ask that agencies assist us with lodging support for extended deployments and extended special event support. 
    
For information regarding 7x24 Team deployment, please contact one of the following:
 
  • Division of Techology Opeations
    George Crouch (System Administrator)
    4430 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    Phone: 803-896-0367
    24 Hour Emergency Contact – DTO Service Desk: 803-896-0001 
  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division
    Phone: 803-737-8500

For additional information contact:

  • George Crouch (System Administrator)
    4430 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    Phone: 803-896-0367
    24 Hour Emergency Contact – DTO Service Desk: 803-896-0001 
    Email: George.Crouch@admin.sc.gov
     
  • Buddy Jordan (Frequency Coordinator)
    4430 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    Phone: 803-896-0443
    24 Hour Emergency Contact – DTO Service Desk: 803-896-0001 
    Email: Buddy.Jordan@admin.sc.gov

DTO Communications Cache Equipment

The Division of Technology Operations (DTO) maintains the following equipment:
  • (3) 800 MHz 10 Watt Portable Repeaters
  • (2) 800 MHz 25 Watt Portable Repeaters 
  • (1) UHF 10 Watt Portable Repeater
  • (1) VHF 10 Watt Portable Repeater
  • (300)  800 MHz Handheld Radios 
  • (50) VHF Handheld Radios 
  • (50) UHF Handheld Radios 
  • (2) 35’ portable antennas 
  • (1) ACU-1000 
  • (2) ACU-500 M
  • (10) 6 bay rack chargers 
  • (2) 75’ Portable Communications Towers (800, UHF, VHF) 
  • (1) 100' Portable Communications Tower (800)
  • (1) 100’ 6 channel trunked site with (2) 800 MHz conventional repeaters
  • (2) Satellite Communications trailer with data, VoIP and video capability
  • (6) Iridium Portable Satellite Phones 
  • Portable generator for various communications applications
  • Radio Programming Equipment

Portable Communications Tower Resources   

DTO has two (2) portable communications towers, each is equipped with:
  • (2) 800 MHz Conventional Repeaters
  • (1) UHF Conventional Repeater
  • (1) VHF Conventional Repeater
  • 7,000 Watt generator 
  • 25 gallon fuel tank
  • (4) 5 gallon fuel cans 
  • (2) 500 watt quartz lights 
  • (1) 2000 watt portable generator 
  • (2) 6 bay rack chargers 
  • (1) VHF, UHF & 800 MHz Desk Top Control Station 
  • DC Rectifier system
  • Assorted Antennas and Coax