Hytera has confirmed it helped secure safe hosting of the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this September in Tajikistan.

The event, which also featured a joint summit of the leaders of the SCO and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), saw high-level security coverage across the city of Dushanbe.

Hytera, a leading provider of professional mobile radios (PMR), was hired by the SCO to create a bespoke TETRA communications solution including pre-event scheme, route planning and security scenes to prevent emergencies.

A professional unified communication platform supported interconnection and unified voice dispatch across a local TETRA network and local CCTV. Alongside this vehicle-mounted base stations were deployed to create the temporary network for emergency group communication and dispatch services in areas without signal.

Event organizers from the Tajikistan government's department of internal affairs also acquired a series of terminal devices from Hytera including the PT580H Plus, MT680 Plus and PTC760 to use for end-to-end visual dispatching during the event.

Giyoev Sobirjon, minister of internal affairs, said: “For 'mega-events' like the summit meetings we held this time, the importance of smooth communication cannot be overstressed. Hytera has been our reliable communications solution partner for many years.

“We thank Hytera for their help and support. We plan to further cooperate with Hytera in building a mission-critical radio network throughout Tajikistan. ”

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance led by the Heads of State Council which included the leaders of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

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Author: Richard Hook