Leonardo provided a communications network for the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, allowing for the effective coordination of security operations. Security forces protecting the international summit, which will see heads of state and other government officials convene in Taormina, Sicily, May 26 – 27, can use the equipment to rapidly intervene during any crisis, ensuring the summit, local population and surrounding area receive the highest level of protection.U.S. ITC to Begin Investigation into Motorola’s Complaint Against Hytera
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The network, delivered within a tight timescale, is based on TETRA technology and covers the towns of Taormina, Catania and Messina; airports in Sigonella (Siracusa) and Fontanarossa (Catania); and all summit locations.
Police forces will be able to rely on the system for encrypted digital communications and extensive radio coverage throughout the area, including over coastal water and airspace. Around 2,000 latest-generation radio terminals have been provided and multimedia operator workstations have been installed in the inter-force control room, allowing for integrated information management and the coordination of local resources. In the G7 operations room, security forces will be able to view images captured by a large-scale surveillance system, which spans Sicily, installed and operated by Leonardo.
The network comprises around 1,000 sensors, including cameras and automatic license plate readers. At the summit, the company also invested to provide a sophisticated mobile operations room that uses a TETRA communications network integrated with dedicated Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband technology to transmit video on the move.