Thai PM Yingluck’s cabinet anti flood project, gets Computerworld top Honors in innovative IT

By Tammy; 4/19/2013

Thailand’s Irrigation Department was named by the industry media leader, Computerworld, 2013 Honors Laureate for Wireless Flood Management Network. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Over a year ago, Thailand’s government cabinet, lead by PM, Yingluck Shinawatra, rushed a project, as part of investments to prevent flooding, the World’s longest Wireless Video Infrastructure Mesh, extending most of Thailand’s massive central plain. The network, from Firetide, is meant to protects the people of Thailand by delivering “Live HD Video and Real-Time Telemetry Data of River Water Levels” for early flood forecasting. “Providing a state-of-the-art wireless network has helped improve the lives of our citizens by protecting them and their property during devastating annual monsoon flooding,” said a Thai official. “Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher (Source).

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