Panama Received An Alternative Network Emergency Radio Network From ITU

- May 08, 2019-

Panama National Communication System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC) and the new Emergency Operations Center (COE) received a Winlink, a radio network system of Alternative Telecommunications Network, from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the Regional Humanitarian Assistance Logistics Center.


The system is a global communication system for emergency communications and message duplication in the event of a disaster without the Internet. Use radio frequencies to provide services such as email for climate announcements, using HTML code updates. It is installed by a technical staff member of the Public Service Administration (ASEP).


In this sense, the Ministry of the Interior promoted SINAPROC through the media and trained radio amateurs as an alternative communication network management nationwide.panama-national-communication-system-of-civil-protection-(2)


During development, the installed Winlink system was tested for transmission using equipment provided by radio enthusiasts.


Panamá Ortiz, from the Media Authority of the Ministry of the Interior, emphasized the importance of training for the country's new system, which will be managed by SINAPROC, but this requires the support of radio amateurs everywhere.


Esteban McKay, director of technology and communications at SINAPROC, points out that this new network is not only available for COE but also for all radio amateurs in the country, and allows emails to be sent even in the unlikely event, even without the Internet. .