The MGX container was developed after one of the largest telecom companies in the world asked VRR to come up with a solution for their global disaster recovery service. The company needed to be able to deploy and airlift rapidly a dedicated team of people to recover voice and data service network elements in an affected area.
The MGX container enables the emergency recovery team to transport all the telecom equipment required to recover a destroyed site using specially designed technology trailers. Each of these containers has self-contained or dedicated power and environmental capabilities, and each houses a component of the network technology that would normally be part of a permanent office. Once on site, the individual components are interconnected to match the unique configuration of a heavily damaged or destroyed central office.
The container, which is based on a 20ft (PGA) pallet footprint, is insulated and has built-in interfaces for the electronics that are installed on site. Basically, it provides accommodation for high-end routers and other electronics for use by the emergency recovery team. Of course, all this sensitive equipment generates tremendous heat, so the inner compartment in built in such a way that it protects the equipment from the outer elements but also has adequate cooling capacity.