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Astro Energy Group Introduces Innovative Emergency Mobile Data Center.

San Diego-bred technology gains nationwide interest and improves disaster preparedness

SAN DIEGO -- Astro Energy Group today hosted a launch event for its new Emergency Mobile Data Center (EMDC) designed for commercial use as an onsite digital information backup unit. This innovative, portable technology is the first of its kind in the nation with the ability to provide supplemental and emergency power and data backup to hospitals, military bases, and manufacturing plants, among other large facilities and campuses. Before an audience of San Diego political and business leaders, Astro Energy Group CEO James Masias introduced the EMDC and provided full access and guided tours of the unit, which will soon be delivered for use at El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Should a natural disaster or other crisis happen (as did the El Centro, California earthquake of April 2010), the EMDC ensures that essential building functions will be maintained and critical electronic records can be preserved--instantly addressing public safety concerns, and subsequently, business integrity and privacy matters. Ultimately, the EMDC provides a scalable, energy-efficient resource that meets critical power needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. Without an operational data center, many life-saving services and technology functions could be greatly impaired, resulting in slow response times and the inability to provide real-time data.

The EMDC has garnered strong, nationwide interest from both the public and private sector for its variety of uses, and locally, for its potential economic impact through job creation. Astro Energy Group and its ongoing development and manufacturing of the EMDC are based in Chula Vista, near San Diego, California.

The debut EMDC is housed in a 12 feet x 60 feet retrofitted trailer, and as customized for El Centro Regional Medical Center, is compliant with California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) requirements.Astro Energy Group met these requirements by procuring a lightly used MRI trailer in Alaska and relocating it to San Diego, where the MRI equipment was removed and recycled. Subsequently, through innovative design, the trailer was refurbished to meet the requirements of OSHPD, as well as all data services requirements.

For pictures of the event click here. For a media kit on ASTRO Energy Group, contact Michael Chalker at the address below.


Astro Energy Group began as a partnership between two of Southern California's most successful contracting firms, Chula Vista Electric and Astro Mechanical Services. Additional synergies were created by securing access to the capital markets by partnering with leading investment banks, engineering firms with a global footprint, cutting-edge technology manufacturers, and specialized affiliate partners.
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