Who, what, where
system live in Iceland
Everbridge’s deployment of Iceland’s national
alerting system is operational, ahead of the
June 2022 deadline for all European countries
to have a population-wide alerting system.
It uses existing telecom infrastructure,
but with no need for end-user registration
or opt-in – it allows government emergency
authorities to notify all mobile phones within a
speci ed geographic area, using location-based
information from local cell towers, for example
during a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
It also allows emergency authorities to have
conversations with people to check on their
safety and to receive requests for assistance. In
addition to making it easier for government
agencies to reach Iceland’s 360,000 residents
and roughly two million annual visitors, the
system can be used by the Foreign Ministry to
ensure messages are being sent to Icelanders in
the proximity of a critical incident abroad.
updates Sepura kit
Halland County’s second-largest ambulance
station, located in Kungsbacka, Sweden has
added the latest SC21 TETRA hand-portable
from Sepura to its eet, after having already
used the company’s STP9000 hand-portables.
One hundred TETRA terminals are used
across the station; the ambulance service has
been using the Swedish Rakel TETRA network
since 2009 to communicate with each other
and with command andcontrol. e station
also uses Sepura’s SRG3900 mobile terminals
in its vehicles and control rooms.
Forty-four people work within the
Kungsbacka ambulance station, 35 of whom
are nurses or paramedics with medical training.
During a night shift, four people work across
the two ambulances stationed there. Healthcare
operator Region Halland has 19 ambulances
running during the day and 12 at night,
distributed across eight stations.
Nuclear plant to use
TETRA from Airbus
e Hungarian government communications
service provider Pro-M has ordered a TETRA
network from Airbus for the Paks Nuclear
e scope of the frame contract includes
the connection to the Hungarian nationwide
TETRA network EDR (Uni ed Digital
Radio Communications System) and the
maintenance of the plant’s network, which is
scheduled for completion in mid-2021.
e system will contain two switches,
two base stations, network management,
dispatcher stations, voice recording, a
short data service (SDS) server and real-time
e EDR network, which enables cooperation
between public safety organisations,
was deployed by Airbus in 2006 and covers
approximately 99 per cent of the country. It
has about 55,000 users.
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