Israeli technology to the rescue for cave-trapped Thai boys

Some of the emergency mobile communications tools used by the first responders have reportedly been donated by Israeli company Maxtech NetWorks.

CEO Uzi Hanuni said that Thai authorities had requested assistance from the company’s employee in Thailand.

“There’s a guy by the name of Assaf who lives in Thailand and he markets our systems,” Hanuni told Israel Hayom. “They approached him and said they want them. The systems facilitate communication in areas without reception. We gave them our devices and they took them into the cave. This is our Israeli contribution. We did it voluntarily.”

Military personnel walk in line as they prepare to enter the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018 (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)Military personnel walk in line as they prepare to enter the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018 (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Donating the communication systems – which function like handheld radios – costs upwards of $100,000. But the resulting publicity from helping save the Thai children could easily compensate the firm many times over.

The lack of reliable communication tools hampered earlier rescue attempts. Maxtech doesn’t require a cell phone tower – and it’s being used as a lifeline for the boys to get data and video-chat with loved ones.

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