Satellite-based and fully redundant high-performance alerting network for LEBIG, AT
Maximum reliability and failure safety – those were the main criteria that the Leitstellen-Entwicklungs-, Betriebs- und Integrationsgesellschaft (LEBIG) placed on a new alerting network. In 2004 Swissphone was chosen as the techno¬logy partner and as supplier for the corresponding system technique. Among Swissphone’s tasks were: the development and installation of a customer-specific paging network with 79 base stations for the federal state of Lower Austria as well as its linkup to the operations control system of the customer and to the satellite-based radio paging/paging centre. Since 2005 LEBIG alerts in Lower Aus-tria, Vienna and in parts of Burgenland only over a satellite-based and fully redundant high-performance Swissphone alerting network.
Currently alerted over this paging network in Lower Austria are the Red Cross task forces and resources, the Arbeitersamariterbund (Workers' Samaritan Federation), the Knights of St. John stationed in Lower Austria, the eastern emergency doctor's helicopter of the air rescue of the Austrian "Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring-Clubs" (automobile, motorcycle and touring club), the search and rescue dogs of Lower Austria and in some cases the Lower Austrian Lifeguards, the first responder doctors and the senior management for major loss incidents.
On their homepage LEBIG writes that the great advantage of the paging network is not only the nationwide exactly simultaneous and consequently very rapid alarm transmission even to a large number of receivers, but also that the receivers can move around freely in the entire federal state and no longer have to be within the radius of their own ringer.