Location navigation systems provider Syntony GNSS has become a member of TCCA.
Based in France, the USA and Canada, the company designs and manufactures global navigation satellite system (GNSS) products, including receivers and simulators. In the words of a statement released to accompany the news, these products are “dedicated to mission critical applications, transportation and aerospace, and defence.”
One example of a Syntony product is SubWAVE, which enables global positioning systems (otherwise known as GPS) to work underground, enabling subterranean emergency call location.
Speaking of the decision to join TCCA, Syntony president and founder, Joel Korsakissok, said: “We are very proud to become a member of TCCA, whose DNA is focused on life saving through critical communications.
“We invented SubWAVE to save lives. To be able to precisely locate a firefighter inside a tunnel for example is critical to his or her safety, and this is what our system does. Also, being able to pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from road or rail tunnels will enhance first responders’ ability to provide assistance and rescue.”
TCCA CEO, Kevin Graham, said: “We welcome the expertise of Syntony GNSS to enhance knowledge within TCCA of this critical area and look forward to working with Joel and his team.
“Reliable GPS/GNSS coverage in underground and denied locations like subways, rail and road tunnels and mining is now an essential requirement for emergency services and asset operator personnel navigation and response, as well as citizen safety.”
Author: Philip Mason