Daegu Metropolitan Corporation Deploys Motorola TETRA Digital Trunking Systems For its Subway Network
SEOUL, Korea, February 17 2006 Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Daegu Metropolitan Corporation has successfully deployed Motorola’s TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked Radio) system to enable secure and reliable communications in its subway and emergency response operations. To further test the system’s interoperability with Daegu Police’s 112 emergency service network in Korea, a pilot test was successfully carried out, confirming that both radio systems can communicate seamlessly.
The exercise took place at the Daegu Hyunchungro subway station where the system was installed to control and monitor underground radio communications. The interoperability test involved communications between 220 users from the underground crew and the Daegu Police network on a single TETRA platform, using Motorola’s MTP850 portable radios.
“This emergency exercise aimed to restore commuter confidence in our public transportation communications system, particularly after the fire arson incident at the Daegu Hyunchungro station three years ago,” said Lee, Jung Ho, radio communication network manager of Daegu Metropolitan Subway Corporation. “The TETRA system’s proven ability to interoperate with the Police network is a clear indication that we are on the right track in building a more secure and efficient communications network that ensures the safety of our crew and commuters in daily subway operations and during emergencies.”
The Daegu Metropolitan Subway Corporation replaced its previous analogue system with Motorola’s Dimetra radio system in 2005. The new digital trunked radio system now enables train-to-train, train-to-station, and train-to-Command Centre communications. It also allows Daegu Subway to integrate its communications network with the Police’s network to interoperate as one during emergencies, providing a critical communication function that was never possible on the analogue platform.
“Daegu Metropolitan Subway Corporation required a robust voice communication system that would allow its users to inter-communicate with public safety organisations such as the Police and other emergency response agencies. The new TETRA-based digital network removes communication barriers and offers users peace of mind,” said Choi Kun Sang, director of direct sales, Government & Enterprise Mobility Solutions business. “We are confident that TETRA will continue to be the preferred radio network standard for advanced communication system amongst transit agencies, playing a crucial role in forming a domestic public transportation ‘safety’ network city-wide.”
Claire Lim, Motorola Korea
Baek Su Lee, PR Agency OPQR