The 2014 World Cup started last week in the capital of São Paulo, with the victory of the Canarinho team that has been able to beat a win, even scoring the first goal against. The event was marked by the opening presentation that revealed to the world the traditions of Brazilian culture in its many facets, showing the best of each Brazilian region.
In addition to the defeat, Brazil showed that the country is also a science show with the presentation of the Exoskeleton, innovation of Brazilian scientists that in the future will allow many paraplegics to walk again. Holding such an event with the imminent threat of protests and demonstrations required a lot of energy and organization from various teams linked to the production, organization and security of the event.
Since the timing of operations requires immediate decision making and coordination of people who work together, only one means of communication can provide this productivity gain: radio communication.
In addition to the teams that performed at the event’s opening show, all security activities in the surrounding area used radio communication, the main ones being: Fire Department, Military Police, CET, Samu (Emergency Mobile Service), among others.
Why is radio still irreplaceable, even though there are now more modern and sophisticated media? Because none of them has the reliability of radio communication. When one must be sure that the message must reach its destination with absolute integrity at the moment of the fact, only radio communication can be used in these cases.
Because it is intrinsically linked to the concept of “mission critical”, whereby the failure to send the message can cause the loss of human lives or massive loss of assets, the radio continues to the present day high.
In this sense, we can say that no information system has had such a long lasting and long life cycle, since it was invented by Guglielmo Marconi, who documented experiments in 1890, over one hundred and twenty-four years ago.
Adriano Fachini is a telecommunications entrepreneur and president of Aerbras – Association of Radiocommunication Companies of Brazil.