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South Korea Uses Videa Callaboration Tools For Disaster Management

May 20, 2013 | Telepresence Options

NEMA South Korea

Story and Images by Sumedha Jalote / FutureGOV

The�National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South Korea, has deployed video collaboration solutions to improve communication and collaboration among its teams throughout the�country.

NEMA, the first independent disaster management government authority in South Korea, has emergency response teams in 17 cities and provinces in the country. The video solutions deployed by the agency will allow these teams to talk and share content through video sessions. The system allows any number of teams to join the video call, accelerating decision-making and information sharing during�crises.

In addition to connecting remote teams with�NEMAheadquarters in Seoul, the video solution, provided by Polycom, also allows�NEMA�teams to collaborate efficiently with decision makers and other concerned agencies in the government, such as the National Police Agency. Quick communication allows these organisations to share information in real-time, such as videos of affected areas and on-site�reporting.

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