To improve collaboration efficiency in the search, rescue and evacuation on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali hit by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on 5 August, 2018, Hytera has donated communications devices in the first minute to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross, and also has stayed connecting with the Blue Sky Rescue and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to stand by per the nation´s request for international rescue efforts, the company said.
More than 90 died and hundreds were injured in the quake.
In the morning of August 6, Hytera Indonesian subsidiary in Jakarta set up a 7-member emergency response team and immediately contacted PMI, as its volunteers and staff have been providing medical support to the survivors and also helped to evacuate people from the coastal areas. After confirming PMI was in need of mobile communications support, Hytera local team soon came out with a mission critical communications solution, consisting of advanced digital two-way radios, mobile radio and repeater.
On August 7, Tuesday morning, a joint meeting between Hytera engineers and PMI technicians was organized to go through the solution details and possible scenarios where the solution could be used for. At 3pm on August 7, Hytera communications devices were handed over to the PMI team, and its emergency response team were standby to provide assistance for upcoming rescue efforts.
Hytera, a global provider of innovative Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions, is committed to fulfilling its social responsibilities by leveraging cutting-edge technology and product portfolio to support rescue and relief operations on a global scale.