Communications upgrade to First Responders in Chile

Barrett Communications have recently supplied a contract to the Urgent Medical Attention Service in Chile, to strengthen and secure communications between hospitals and ambulances in the Aysen region.

In December 2017, the town of Villa Santa Lucia in Patagonia, Chile, was hit by a mudslide that enveloped a third of the town. The Barrett Authorised dealer in Chile, Skytel Telecomunicaciones, quickly assisted the local Urgent Medical Attention Service (SAMU). They equipped two ambulances with Barrett High Frequency (HF) radio communications equipment as part of the team deployed to Villa Santa Lucia.

During the weeks that followed, SAMU recognised the benefits of HF radio communications in these remote locations and determined to upgrade their network to include additional HF systems.

Mr. Diego Del Gallego, Barrett Communications Operations Manager – Latin America, commented: “One of the major challenges faced by SAMU was that as soon as their ambulances left a major town, their existing communications systems could not be used. HF now enables them to maintain communications along the entire journey, which, in some cases, can be covering many hundreds of kilometres”.
The HF network provided by Barrett covers the remote and isolated region of Aysen, which extends over 100,000km2 and the SAMU system has been designed to maintain constant communications between the fleet of 15 ambulances, two regional hospitals and the major Health Ministry office in Chile’s capital city, Santiago.

The Barrett 2050 HF Transceiver in mobile vehicle configuration, together with the Barrett 2019 Auto-Tuning antenna, has been integrated into the entire ambulance fleet. The Barrett 4050 HF SDR’s base station has been installed in the hospital and in the Santiago Office. The HF base stations have been loaded with the Barrett 2020 HF email system and HF vehicle tracking software. This will enable voice, email and data communications coverage and real time tracking of the ambulance team by the office radio operators.

Mr. Del Gallego noted that “the Barrett 2050 transceiver and 4050 HF SDR include Digital Voice and ALE [Automatic Link Establishment] options which automate many of the radio functions and provides clear, near telephone quality, radio communications over the entire HF network”. He continued, detailing that “the station in Santiago is of great importance in the co-ordination of emergency relief efforts, as in the Santa Lucia Mudslide, where in future, the Santiago station will be used to monitor and provide communications when overseeing the entire emergency plan across the region.”

RELATED NEWS

Barrett Communications welcomes the Minister for Defence Industry

Perth, Western Australia – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – Barrett Communications was pleased to welcome Minister Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry More Related News/Articles:Why HF radio communications are vital in utilities…What 3 factors does HF radio offer critical communications?Barrett 4050 SDR obtains FCC and Industry Canada approvalHow does Barrett support HF radio communications at […]

Barrett delivers first Made in the USA order

Perth, Western Australia – Monday 11th May 2020 – Barrett Communications USA Corp deliver their first order of US manufactured Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceivers. More Related News/Articles:Barrett announces new US partnership and US…Why Barrett’s FCC approval is key to our American HF…What would humanitarian communications look like…How Barrett’s move into the tactical market changed […]

Barrett announces new US partnership and US Government contract

Perth, Western Australia – Monday 23rd March 2020 – Barrett Communications is pleased to announce its partnership with US company Royal Communications International, Inc. More Related News/Articles:Barrett secures Canadian DND contractBarrett Communications completes contract for VHF…Barrett awarded contract for a US funded…Encrypted critical communication – why HF radio excels

Emergency Communications for Chinese Fire and Rescue teams

Perth, Western Australia, 13 January 2020 – Barrett Communications have recently supplied HF radio communications equipment to the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management More Related News/Articles:Barrett provides portable HF radio equipment for…How HF radio communication alleviate damage during wildfiresThe robustness of infrastructure-free HF radio…Why medical teams need HF radio for disaster relief

Barrett 4050 receives NTIA certification

Perth, Western Australia, 25th November 2019 – Barrett Communications is pleased to announce the recent certification and approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). More Related News/Articles:Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver receives JITC certificationBarrett 4075 1KW HF transmitter receives FCC certificationWhat can I expect from a Barrett VHF radio…Why Barrett’s FCC approval is […]

Barrett awarded contract for a US funded communication project in Egypt

Barrett Communications have recently delivered equipment as part of a United States funded program into Egypt. More Related News/Articles:Barrett awarded three year contract with Canadian DNDBarrett secures Canadian DND contractBarrett HF communications to support wildlife…Barrett Supports Counter Narcotics Program

Post by onchada_admin