Airbus and STC Specialized secure millions' safety at Hajj

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Airbus and STC Specialized secure millions' safety at Hajj

Airbus’s professional radio and automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology was again used at this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, helping to secure the safety of around 1.8 million attendees.

During the six-day event, which ran from 9 August, dispatchers received information on each mobile unit’s location, status and active TETRA talk groups from Airbus’s slimline Th1n Tetra radio and AVL technology. Information was then transmitted to all relevant emergency personnel via the STC Specialized network, such as those from the Ministry of Hajj, Ministry of Health and the Mecca Municipality.

Airbus has been supplying secure communication solutions for the annual pilgrimage since 2017.

Image credit: ©

Related News

GE Nett deploys Sepura radios to help boost worker safety

Norwegian electricity grid owner and operator GE Nett has deployed Sepura's SC20 and SC21...

Hytera comms used for SCO meeting

Hytera's radio systems helped secure attendees' safety at the 18th meeting of the Council...

Barrett radios for Chilean ambulance, hospital network

Barrett's radio systems are helping to strengthen and secure ambulance and hospital...

  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd