SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency said Tuesday it will set up an integrated information system that will enable real-time transmission of video and voice data between firefighting helicopters and the situation room at each regional headquarters by February of next year.
While voice transmission between helicopters and the situation room has been possible, there have been issues with communication in certain mountainous regions.
In addition, the transmission could not send out videos, identifying only the location of the helicopter, undermining swift and accurate control at the situation room.
The new system will introduce four cameras that will screen the cockpit, the passenger’s cabin, and the frontal view of the helicopter, a navigation system, a voice transmission device, LTE communication device, and Internet of Things (IoT)-based equipment.
The technology will allow helicopters to immediately transmit video information as seen from the helicopter to the situation room during emergencies, allowing swift and accurate collection of field data.
It will also allow head doctors staffed at situation rooms to offer real-time instructions through video communication to treat severely injured patients being transferred via helicopter, and offer professional emergency treatment normally handled by emergency medical technicians or nurses.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)