Leveraging Private Networks for Disaster Relief


Leveraging Private Networks for Disaster Relief


The devastating earthquake in Morocco claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people, leaving thousands injured and countless homes destroyed. During this disaster, survivors encountered major disruptions in mobile networks, further complicating communication and rescue operations.

Stratign’ s Role in Creating Private Networks

The Morocco earthquake damaged local communication networks, making search and rescue operations difficult. In such cases, a local communication network independent of any commercial cellular service must be established to facilitate smooth communications.

To address this issue, Stratign has designed a comprehensive and customized solution to support Search and Rescue operations, even in the most remote terrain and demanding weather conditions.

Stratign’s Search and Rescue System generates a private GSM network, enabling cell phones to connect to this network and re-establish communication. This capability helps rescue teams in locating individuals trapped in remote areas and facilitate their rescue. Perhaps most importantly, none of these functions requires the presence of a GSM network from any carrier.

Here’s how it works :

  • Network Creation : The private GSM network is set up in the affected area, establishing a communication lifeline where it is needed the most.
  • Targeted Communication : The system connects with the cell phones of survivors and activates the transmission process. This is particularly important when conventional mobile networks are down.
  • Signal Tracking : Search and rescue teams can use GSM direction finders to locate the source of the signal, allowing them to pinpoint the exact location of survivors.
  • Broadcasting Messages : This private network can also be used to broadcast important messages to all personnel operating in the affected area, facilitating coordination and information dissemination.
  • Automatic Alerts : The system can be programmed to automatically send SMS messages to all phones registered on the network, ensuring that critical information reaches everyone in the area.

Utilizing private networks in disaster relief efforts offers several significant advantages :

  • Private networks operate autonomously, meaning they do not rely on the presence of local carrier networks. This ensures that communication remains intact even when commercial networks fail.
  • Survivors can be quickly and precisely reached, expediting rescue efforts and potentially saving lives.
  • Search and rescue teams can coordinate their actions effectively, enhancing the overall response and recovery process.
  • Vital information can be distributed rapidly to all personnel in the affected area, keeping everyone informed and safe.

The Morocco earthquake serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of efficient communication during times of crisis. Establishing private networks like the private GSM system outlined here can be a lifeline for survivors and a powerful tool for emergency responders. In disaster-stricken areas, these networks bridge the communication gap, enabling efficient search and rescue operations and ensuring that critical information reaches those in need. In an unpredictable world, the reliability and effectiveness of such systems become essential in safeguarding lives during emergencies.

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