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Special new device for emergency services

Bahrain News
Fri, 15 Apr 2016


Bahrain: A SYSTEM that uses cutting-edge technology may be deployed to improve emergency services at the expanded Bahrain International Airport, it emerged yesterday.

The Huwaei eLTE system provides voice and video dispatching capabilities over a special device similar to a smartphone.

“This technology is specially designed for mission-critical communications in railway systems, airports, fire departments and other services,” said Huawei Technologies Company Limited eLTE Industry Alliance chairman Norman Frisch.

“The system does not need to rely on voice communication as with this technology emergency teams can upload real-time video and other data to report critical incidents.”

The new technology is faster and replaces the present voice communications exchanged by walkie-talkies used by emergency teams.

“Data will be wirelessly transmitted in real time to the control centre for appropriate action.”

Mr Frisch was speaking on the sidelines of the second annual Bahrain International Airport Development Forum that concluded yesterday.

During yesterday’s session, he spoke on “Leading new ICT, Operating a Better Connected Airport” in which he explained how the eLTE system worked and how it can be used in airports.

“These devices can also be adapted to a variety of harsh environments with resistance to extreme temperatures without affecting communication in critical situations.”

The Android-based device is water-proof, dust-proof, shock-proof and
can be tailored according to customers’ network needs.

“We are in talks with various entities in Bahrain to use this technology. 

“Technology innovation is the key to opening up a new digital industrial era in the Middle East.”

Mr Frisch said the Chinese telecom giant is regionally headquartered in Bahrain for more than 15 years providing a range of ICT solutions to the government.

“Bahrain and the Middle East has long been a strategic growth market for Huawei Enterprise.”