Mexican Red Cross Donates Digital Communications in Cancun
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Comments

The Mexican Red Cross donated a digital communications solution by Motorola Solutions for the medical unit in Cancun to reinforce the unit's emergency and rescue work in the area.

The unit in Cancun is made up of 350 volunteers, 25 ambulances and a dispatch center, and provides service to the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Lázaro Cárdenas, as well as the airport area. In 2016, the unit provided 17,400 emergency services, both on land and on the water; that averages to about 45 services on most days and up to 170 services on holidays.

The high demand for services necessitated a quicker and more effective response capability. With the donation, which involved migrating analog communications to digital through a solution comprised of 25 mobile radios for ambulances and 15 portable radios for rescue workers, the unit is better prepared to respond to emergencies.

“The benefits from Motorola Solutions’ donation to the timely fulfillment of our mission translates into time we save that can be put towards saving more lives,” said Amilcar Manuel Galaviz Aguilar, general director of the Red Cross in Cancun. “In addition to the multiple capabilities of this digital solution, including its flexibility and compatibility with the analog system, it allows us to maintain communications with the Institution."

The digital solution offers greater coverage and private communications with each ambulance during each emergency call. As a result, paramedics will have direct communications with support personnel, whether they are from the same rescue unit, hospitals or other emergency services, such as firefighters, patrol police and others.

The digital solution is enhanced with two repeaters, donated by Exprescom and Comsa, and a TrboNet Enterprise console donated by Neocom Software.

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