Communication is key to hundreds of individual industries, and it’s easy to see why. Without communicating, people can’t work together and see the sheer benefits of collaboration. If you’ve ever wondered how some of Qatar’s key industries benefit from advances in communications technology such as those on offer using Bayanat Engineering Qatar’s communications solutions, read on.
What does communication do for airports?
Communication is key to the day to day function of any airport. From radio to radar, information being sent from plane to airport and back again guarantees that everything can run smoothly, with planes sent to the right runways at the right times to keep airports running like the well-oiled machines they are. The listening range of any airport is 6-10 miles, meaning that any planes within this reach can easily react to the needs of an airport and let them know if there are likely to be any issues with the landing.
How about the marine sector?
The marine sector is often seen as a far simpler part of trading than airports. After all, ships can only travel in two dimensions, so they seem naturally simpler from the very start. However, the sheer volume of marine traffic could make shipping lanes incredibly hectic if not for the significant communications between ships. For example, the busiest shipping lanes in the world can see millions of ships go through them every year. If these communications were to break down you could see thousands of crashes with many lives lost, so communications technology like that supplied by Bayanat is vital to the continued success of marine shipping.
How do oil and gas use communications?
Although communications themselves are less prominent in the world of oil and gas, technology relating to radio is key. Radar can be used to scan the ground in order to find irregularities such as oil and gas fields, with radio being used afterward to coordinate a response. Whilst communications may not seem to be a vital part of the oil and gas industry, they play a significant role.
Do the military benefit from communication technology?
The military often undergoes highly complex operations, reliant on coordination between not only fellow squad members but different military forces and branches. For example, warships may often have to communicate with a multi-purpose fighter to establish the location of a target. Military jets actually communicate with each other by sending out radio signals of a particular frequency to let their allies know not to shoot them down. Without radio, warfare would potentially descend into friendly fire and chaos. Air-to-air, air-to-ground and ground-to-ground communications are all keys to keeping order.
Surveillance in Qatar
In order to ensure that their countries remain secure, they often need a strong level of both domestic and international surveillance. This surveillance relies almost entirely on communications solutions, with radio being required to pick up relevant audio and transfer it from department to department to ensure safe enforcement of surveillance policies.
For this, trust Bayanat Engineering. We deliver world-class engineering solutions, including communication and surveillance, to a variety of top-end companies in Qatar. Contact us today to get started.


CCTV and its technology advancement: How it helps us in everyday life
CCTV, or closed-circuit television, is today one of the most commonly used security systems in the world. CCTV systems allow the capture and recording of footage so that business premises, homes, and storage facilities can be monitored for trespassers, burglars, fires, and other potential security risks.

Today, Qatar’s CCTV market is among the fastest-growing in the Middle East, in part because of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to forecasts, Qatar’s CCTV market is expected to grow by 14% between 2016 and 2021

Many people don’t realise how ubiquitous CCTV is in the modern world. From shopping malls to football stadiums to private homes, CCTV is all around us. Let’s take a look at how far we’ve come, and just big of a role CCTV technology plays in everyday modern life.

How CCTV technology has advanced

The origins of CCTV technology date back to 1942 in Germany, when Walter Bruch designed a primitive CCTV system to monitor V-2 rockets. Early CCTV systems like this one only allowed live monitoring, and it wasn’t until the 1970s when VCRs became available that recording CCTV footage became an affordable and realistic option for most users.

Another leap forwards was made in the 1980s, when multiplexing became possible. Multiplexing allows multiple CCTV cameras to feed into one monitor and record onto a single tape, making it much easier for large numbers of CCTV cameras to be monitored at a single source.

More recently, of course, the digital revolution has also played its part in transforming CCTV technology. Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) make recording and storing CCTV footage simpler and more efficient, and today even small businesses and residential homes can quickly and cost-effectively set up and run their own CCTV systems.

Today, NVRs, or Network Video Recorders, make remote viewing of CCTV cameras at other sites easier and better quality, so security staff don’t even need to be onsite any more to closely monitor CCTV.

How do we use CCTV today?

Most people don’t think about CCTV on a daily basis, and they certainly don’t realise the part it plays in everyday life. Already, many large business premises including hotels, shopping malls, and stadiums have their own complex CCTV systems, and they are becoming increasingly common in private homes, too.

In some countries, CCTV is even more common; in the US, there are 15.28 CCTV cameras for every 100 individuals, and countries including Qatar are no doubt heading in the same direction.

While some people might dislike the idea of CCTV capturing their every move, for most people it will prove to be positive in the long run. CCTV can help to maintain public order, prevent crime and antisocial behavior, and provide evidence in cases where crimes have been caught on camera. In the long term, the more CCTV cameras an area has, the more economic growth can occur, because crime rates decrease.

There are also a huge number of commercial uses for CCTV cameras outside of traditional security and crime prevention. CCTV is often used today on runways and in airports to detect foreign objects before takeoff and landing. Foreign objects like debris, plastic bags, shells, and even wildlife can cause serious incidents on the runway, and CCTV provides a simple way to monitor these locations from the comfort and safety of an office. At Bayanat Engineering Qatar, we provide these solutions and more to the aeronautics and aerospace industry, helping keep aircraft, personnel and passengers safe.


Bayanat Engineering is more than just a provider of air traffic management systems – we also offer thorough and reliable meteorology solutions spanning a range of systems and tools.
Here’s a quick outline of the meteorology equipment that Bayanat can install in major airports.
Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS)
One of the oldest types of automated weather monitoring units, AWOS units most commonly report the latest weather updates in 20-minute intervals. This is ideal for airports that need regular and reliable weather reports to ensure optimal flying conditions for every flight.
AWOS systems are fully configurable to specific needs, and can include any number of the following measurements:
– Barometric pressure
– Wind speed, gust, and direction
– Visibility
– Identification of precipitation (e.g drizzle, snow, rain)
– Sky condition, including cloud ceiling height
Meteorological sensors
Meteorological sensors are most typically deployed on buoys, though they are also commonly set up on towers and across runways. Like AWOSs, meteorological sensors accurately measure a variety of weather conditions and other aviation affecting factors.
At Bayanat, we install meteorological sensors that measure the following:
– Wind
– Barometric pressure
– Temperature
– Humidity
– Cloud ceiling height
– Precipitation
– Solar radiation
Runway Visual Range (RVR)
Another piece of crucial airport equipment that Bayanat offers installation of is transmissometers, which are installed at the side of the runway to allow for the measurement of the runway visual range (RVR).
Transmissometers are a modern method of RVR calculation, as traditionally this was done through human observation alone. Transmissometers are better, however, as they allow for more precise and reliable measurements not dependent on the eyesight quality of a worker. This guarantees a safer and more guided landing for pilots.
MET Forecasting/Visualization Systems
MET forecasting is another essential cog that keeps airport business moving smoothly. By forecasting the weather through visualization systems such as the ones offered by Bayanat, airports can ensure that they can anticipate any weather issues with maximum efficiency and warning time.
These are the same MET forecasting systems used by weather reporters.
Weather RADARs
Also known as a Doppler weather radar or weather surveillance radar (WSR), weather radars are used specifically to track precipitation, including its type (snow, rain, etc), motion, and intensity. Modern weather radars, in particular, are incredibly useful, as they not only measure current rain but can also award experts foresight, giving the ability to preempt intense and potentially disruptive precipitation.
LiDAR (Wind shear/Wake Vortex Measurement)
Standing for Light Detection and Ranging, LiDAR is a method that allows for the measurement of distances across the earth, most specifically it’s surface characteristics including wind shear. Wind shear can significantly affect the flight quality and path of aircraft, so trusting Bayanat to install LiDAR monitoring equipment could be invaluable.
Lightning detection systems
Bayanat’s lightning detection systems are some of the most advanced and reliable units on the market. Measuring down to the exact discharge location and the polarity, strength, and lightning parameters, airports will receive highly detailed and precise data during every storm.
Used for the thermodynamic profiling of energy, radiometers are devices that measure and monitor the flux of electromagnetic radiation. Specifically, radiometers quantify invisible types of light, including infrared and UV, helping to widen the range of data on the light spectrum.
Usually carried into the atmosphere via weather balloon, radiosondes are remote weather telemetry systems that measure a range of weather parameters and transmit the data to a control base back on earth. This is ideal for airports as they can glean an accurate report of the environment up in the air, including checking for ideal flight conditions and preempting any problematic conditions.
Weather Decision Support Systems
For holistic weather decision support, any airport should invest in a weather decision support system (WDSS) offered by Bayanat. WDSSs take all data attained by the above equipment and utilize
it to predict and detect any change in the weather, including rare phenomena.
For the installation of meteorology units and equipment in airports across the Middle East, trust Bayanat to do it for you.

Air Traffic Management

Air traffic management is one of the key aspects of modern society, both in Qatar and across the rest of the world. Planes play one of the most important roles in the transport of both people and goods all around the planet, and so ensuring that the planes themselves can get around safely and securely is one of the most important roles that aeronautical technology, such as that provided by Bayanat Engineering Qatar, can offer. If you’re interested in air traffic management, read on for more facts!
History of air traffic management
When the Wright Brothers initially developed human flight, in all likelihood they didn’t envision quite the scale that the technology has reached in the modern-day. In response to this growing phenomenon, airports had to develop air traffic control systems. The first-ever air traffic control was at Croydon Airport and was a simple wooden hut that could tell planes their location, the weather, and what air traffic was like.
As systems such as radar developed, airports were able to implement departure/arrival managers (DMAN/AMAN) in order to control the busier airspace around popular airports as a way to avoid the increase in planes leading to an increase in accidents. As time went on (and in response to air disasters such as the Grand Canyon collision) different authorities were given control over the skies, in order to truly unify international control over airspace and make air traffic more efficient.
In the years since, technologies such as remote-control towers and electronic flight strips have been developed to make the role of air traffic controllers easier, making the skies in modern times the safest they have ever been, despite the fact they’re also the busiest.
ATM in Qatar
In Qatar, air traffic management follows the procedures of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It provides navigational services and guidance to ensure that flights remain safe and secure throughout their duration, and uses all of the technologies that have previously been discussed to push the envelope in regards to guidance and ATM technology’s usage.
Qatar as a whole has only two airports and one smaller airfield, meaning that in comparison to other countries the job of air traffic management is relatively simple. However, it remains an important job, and with the size and traffic that Hamad International Airport receives (at almost 40 million passengers every single year), air traffic control can’t afford to make any mistakes. With tourism one of the biggest sectors of Qatar and its neighboring countries, there is a significant amount of air traffic that needs processing. Qatar’s air traffic control is clearly doing a good job, as Qatar Airways haven’t had any fatal incidents in over 25 years.
Bayanat Engineering Qatar is proud to provide high-quality air traffic control systems to ensure that flights remain safe and controlled, in combination with the provision of navigational and communication technologies in a variety of industries including aerospace.