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Hytera Responded Rapidly on Laos Dam Collapse Rescue

Hytera Responded Rapidly on Laos Dam Collapse Rescue

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the evening of July 23rd, a hydroelectric power station dam under construction in southeastern Laos collapsed. The collapse resulted in hundreds of missing people, about 6,600 homeless people, and nearly 3,000 people "waiting for rescue". The bad weather and continuously heavy rains destroyed most road traffic facilities. However, the rescuers are still trying their best in extremely difficult conditions.

After the accident, several civilian volunteer organizations planning to go to Laos to provide humanitarian aid contacted Hytera, asking for PMR communications support. Hytera responded immediately and developed an emergency communication plan in a short period of time. As of 24:00 Beijing time on July 26th, Hytera Laos branch and local distributors had prepared the necessary communication equipment. The local technical engineers from the overseas customer service department were in 24-hour standby in order to provide the first-minute support once needed.

At 19:00 Beijing time on July 27th, Hytera received a message from BSR that its command center could not contact rescuers because of a weak communication signal. Considering the complex environment, the command center worried about the rescuers' safety. The command center hoped Hytera could solve the communication problem as quickly as possible.

After identifying BSR's needs in detail, Hytera's technical team customized emergency communication solutions and transported the equipment to the destination in the shortest time possible.

Hytera, a leading global provider of innovative Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions, knows the importance and irreplaceable role of PMR communication in emergency rescue. In the past several years, Hytera has supported BSR in several rescues, such as the Nepal earthquake, the Myanmar flood, and the Guangming landslide. Hytera will continue to pay attention to the disaster in Laos and is ready to provide support at any moment.

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