Thai Ambassador thanks Israeli company for aid in rescue of Thai boys

“Thank you for having me here so I can express the appreciation from our government and the Thai people.”

October 23, 2018 22:36
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Thai Ambassador thanks Israeli company for aid in rescue of Thai boys

Thai divers gather before they enter to the Tham Luang cave, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018. . (photo credit: REUTERS/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA)


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The Thailand Ambassador to Israel, Penprapa Vongkovit, thanked an Israeli company for necessary technology and experts to help save the Thailand soccer team on Tuesday.

“Thank you for having me here so I can express the appreciation from our government and the Thai people,” Vongkovit said at the General Assembly for the Jewish Federations of North America.

She thanked Uzi Hanuni, Founder and CEO of Maxtech Networks Ltd for valuable communication technology that helped ensure the Thai boys’ safety as she gave him a heartfelt hug.

The “experts and essential communication device" played a significant role in the rescue.

Hanuni remembered when he got the call to volunteer equipment and people, ״In July this year, I got a call telling me there was an emergency situation in Thailand.״

He knew he had to help because he made his technology for this very purpose.

Maxtech Networks develops and deploys communication technology that does not require infrastructure and therefore can be used in “highly mobile and dynamic” situations.

Hanuni said he developed the technology as a response to the technical issues many first responders had after 9/11.

The technology has been used by the IDF and other rescue crews around the world. 

Vongkovit also thanked Israel for “its special navy team and specialized diving helmets to assist the operation.”

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