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Emergency Services

Wireless technology has always been a critical resource for the emergency services.  Radio communications gives the absolute flexibility required by these life critical public services.

Wood & Douglas has enhanced their usage of the radio spectrum by providing specialist wireless transceiver hardware into key narrow niche areas.  Remote telemetry monitoring of fire crew breathing apparatus and major incident on scene real time video are typical examples of where our radio engineering skills have been successfully applied to give emergency services personnel the tools to do a more effective and safer job.

An increasing number of emergency services are consulting with Wood & Douglas’ radio engineers to develop new ways of communicating through wireless technology.  Our experienced team's primary objective is to create wireless connected services that deliver the reliability and flexibility that emergency services can trust.

Case Studies for Emergency Services

Fire fighter personal monitoring
Someone to watch over me - fire fighter personal telemetry

Issue: In a working environment when people’s lives are literally dependent on a radio communication system, standards-based ‘one size fits all’ short range solutions like Bluetooth or Zigbee can struggle to deliver the level of specialisation required. This is especially the case in the extreme and hostile environments in which fire fighters find themselves. When Draeger Safety, a leading international safety technology compa...

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