It was indeed a great news that the 13 soccer players trapped in the cave in Thailand were found. In the rescue, one Israeli startup volunteered to offer their technology and equipment to help the rescue team’s communication in such a tough environment.
The Israeli startup Maxtech Networks offers an infrastructure-independent and infrastructure-expanding wireless communication solution for mobile users. Maxtech’s advanced ad-hoc mesh technology ensures high quality voice and data exchange. The technology, named max-mesh, enables mission critical communication of professional mobile radio where no infrastructure is available. Max-Mesh also improves coverage of cellular networks and extends Wi-Fi hotspots’ range.
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Reference: Benyamin Cohen, Israeli Tech Helps Rescuers Find Lost Soccer Team in Thailand Cave, From the Grapevine (3 July 2018). Retrieved on 5 July 2018, from https://www.fromthegrapevine.com/innovation/thailand-cave-rescue-soccer-team-boys-israel-tech-helps-maxtech-uzi-hanuni