Dmr | 2020-08-16

BelFone Emergency Communications Facilitates Flood Relief

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

BelFone, one of the world’s leading professional communication solution provider, shared the sufferings as well as recognized the sense of urgency of the rescue workers, and donated Emergency Communication Systems to empower first responders.

The year 2020 has become a calamitous year. COVID-19 is still lingering, and now China is hit by  floods caused by torrential rains. Millions in Southern China are suffering from this disaster. Large areas of the south are flooded, resulting in incalculable damages of lives and properties, including failures of public network infrastructures. Cellphone networks are paralyzed in some hard-hit regions. Civilians in the flood-strucken areas rely heavily on the government for rescue and recovery. Situations are quickly escalating and mission critical workers are working around the clock to save lives. BelFone, one of the world’s leading professional communication solution provider, shared the sufferings as well an recognized the sense of urgency of the rescue workers, and donated Emergency Communication Systems to empower first responders. In times like this, efficiency and safety are top priorities. First responders need a stable and efficient communication system that keeps them connected and facilitates the commander’s dispatch and deployment.

BelFone BMC Emergency Communications Solution is such a radio system that enables the first responders to overcome the communication challenges of this troublesome time. This purpose-built, mission-critical system provides an extensive feature set that includes data management, real-time surveillance, personnel dispatching, multi-channel information transmission, emergency alert and more, to maximize emergency awareness, emergency operations, network monitoring and facilitate search and rescue work. The integrated GIS map equips the commander with situational awareness. The commander can have a real-time grasp of the whole field situation and make the most effective deployments. All system terminals are IP68 rated, so the rescue team can still communicate and operate even in heavy rains.

The networking design of BMC System is extremely flexible so as to adapt to different geographical features of different sites when disasters strike. The multi-layer network is flexible, and the network nodes can be added or removed as the specific situation requires, which helps the system to handle the influx of any outside aid to achieve cross-department cooperation. EMS personnel and other first responders can quickly work together to save lives and restore order. It is resiliently designed with fallback redundancies. Even if the network of the top command center is down, the field command network remains intact and keeps going. Furthermore, to ensure 100% coverage, BMC provides backpack base stations and repeaters. Workers on the move can carry backpacks, which are able to connect automatically any terminal within their mobile coverage.

Belfone: "We sincerely hope the floods will go away and people in the affected areas will recover from their losses. Meanwhile, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to developing radio communication solutions that will empower mission critical workers to respond and save the day."