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VT Unveils Crisis Package

The three-phase solution developed by the London-based communications services company aims to provide essential support in crisis zones.
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VT Communications has launched a combination of technologies designed to help swiftly re-establish communications infrastructures in disaster- or conflict-struck areas.

The three-phase solution developed by the London-based communications services company aims to provide essential support in crisis zones.

"We cannot stop disasters from happening, but we can help those affected by implementing fast emergency communications solutions," said Doug Umbers, VT Communications managing director.

Phase One involves using the VT Communications global network of transmitters to send in critical messages via shortwave within 24 hours of a disaster striking. According to VT Communications, such transmissions could immediately reach 98 percent of the global population.

Phase Two involves enabling the transmission of information from crisis areas by putting production, communications and broadcasting facilities in place in the affected areas, either in the form of a portable production and transmission unit in a suitcase or as customized vehicles.

Phase Three foresees the design, rebuild and operation of new permanent communications infrastructures, with 24-hour support from the newly created VT Communications Media Management Centre.

"We go beyond the remit of traditional broadcast services, providing a bridge between broadcasters and their audiences in times of real need," Umbers said.

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