From September 10th to 15th, 2016(1437 AH in Islamic Calendar), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1.8 million Muslims gathered in the holy city of Mecca to perform the Hajj. Hytera together with its partner provided reliable critical communication equipment and services for the holy event for the 4th consecutive year.

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and the largest mass gathering in the world. Every Muslim who is physically and financially able must perform this pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Every Dhu'l-Hijjah (last month of the Islamic calendar year), millions of Muslim all around the world gathered in Mecca (the birthplace of Islam) to perform the mandatory religious duty and to renew and refresh themselves.


Mecca Hajj 2016, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Hytera Dispatch System

PD68X Portable Radio

MD78X Mobile Radio

RD98X Repeater

Customer Demands

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    To ensure the Hajj in good organization and secure the safety for all pilgrims, a reliable critical communication network and equipment are required. After strict evaluation and rigid test, Ministry of Hajj and Umrah(which was set up under royal decree)finally selected Hytera DMR solution to replace its legacy analogue system in 2012.

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    As part of the modernization program, the Bureau wanted to upgrade the communication and incident recording solutions available to customs staff. It wanted to implement a body worn camera (BWC) system to provide daily recordings and real time viewing capabilities.

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    The BWC solution was needed to capture video evidence, so the footage could be used to review incidents. BOC also wanted to deploy BWCs at ports throughout the Philippine archipelago to enhance its monitoring activities.

The Solution

The DMR solution offered by Hytera includes digital handheld radios, mobile radios, fixed station, repeaters and Smart Dispatch system. The TDMA technology applied on Hytera radios doubles the frequency efficiency. In addition, it provides a number of functional features like crystal clear voice, message (support Arabic), durable battery. The Smart Dispatch system enables visualized dispatching with GPS/AVL function for high-performance command and control----the management knows exactly where the service personals are and can dispatch them according to the everchanging situation while voice recording can be used for truth recovery. Handled radios are water and dust proof, proved to be very reliable in the dusty and extreme hot weather in Mecca.

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