Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Swisscom AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SCMWY) To Manage Communications For ‘Patrouille des Glaciers’ Race

Swisscom AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SCMWY) has reported that it will give security at the ski mountaineering race ‘Patrouille des Glaciers’ to be held from April 19 to 23 by introducing gear along the 53-kilometer course. This is the sixth year in a row when Swisscom will ensure the communication of the race and its versatile mobile systems will empower all members and coordinators to communicate with each other.

It is vital for the safety of the participants of the tournament that they are communicable and on watch during the entire race from Zermatt, Arolla to Verbier. They are in this way given a little cellular telephonic device to withstand the extreme weather conditions experienced amid the race.

The walkie-talkie type device can also be used to make crisis calls in case of a mishap. By just clicking the emergency button, the person in distress is connected to the emergency services control room but automatically a SMS containing their location through GPS is also given out.

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Swisscom is setting up two provisional systems along the course. These remote systems will both permit data on members to be exchanged and empower the coordinators to speak with each other through cellular telephone. Swisscom is working intimately with the Patrouille des Glaciers order and the Armed Forces Command Support Organization to set up the correspondence systems. The area of the race in the high Alps makes it harder to transport the hardware, which should likewise work dependably at all times, even at low temperatures.

Amid the race, 30 Swisscom experts, some on location, others at a specialized focus in Sion, will likewise be observing the two versatile systems with the goal that groups can benefit from outside intervention rapidly if important.

Swisscom Scope of Work

This year, Swisscom will empower observers to take after the activity live on the Swisscom Patrouille des Glaciers application because of an arrangement of superior cameras created by the groups at Swisscom’s radio-and TV-television backup Swisscom Broadcast.

The users of the apps who cause harm can likewise depend on the dependability of Swisscom emergency services to call for help with just a click on the button. For this, Swisscom has enrolled the services of Uepaa, a Swiss start-up which built up the primary open air security application that empowers clients to call the crisis benefits wherever they might be.

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