Dimetra User Forum appoints Airwave International Development Director as Chairman

Dimetra User Forum appoints Airwave International Development Director as Chairman

UK, 23rd May 2008 – The Dimetra User Forum (DUF), made up of organisations deploying Motorola’s Trunked TETRA System, today announced that David Wilson, international development director at Airwave, has been appointed its global chairman following a ballot of members.

David brings over 20 years of experience in the mobile radio industry to his role of chairman of the DUF, as well as an intricate understanding of TETRA through his work with Airwave. In an earlier role David worked closely with PITO (now the NPIA) and police forces during the successful rollout of the Airwave service and later on the substantial resilience enhancement of the network.

Motorola’s Dimetra Solutions are TETRA compliant wireless solutions for professional organisations. The DUF provides an open forum for Dimetra users to network and discuss its solutions. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in September inOslo,Norway.

Richard Bobbett, Chief Executive Officer of Airwave, commented: “We are very pleased that Airwave has been elected to this position by the members of the DUF. The appointment is testament to the excellent relationship we enjoy with the DUF and demonstrates the ongoing commitment we have to the TETRA user community. Airwave is the pre-eminent public safety network in the world and the opportunity to share learning and offer leadership is one that we recognise and welcome.”

Jens Kristiansen, vice president and general manager, TETRA Products & Solutions, Motorola Inc. said: “We are pleased that David Wilson has been voted to chair the Dimetra User Forum. Airwave’s insight will be invaluable in leading the forum and users will certainly benefit from their extensive experience.”

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