Global News in Brief
APD for Abu Dhabi Police
APD has won a contract to deliver its CORTEX control room, vehicle tracking, personal location, and mobile data solutions to Abu Dhabi Police, helping the force to provide a secure environment to their people. Nokia is prime contractor; main subcontractors are EADS Secure Networks for digital radio communications and infrastructure, APD for control rooms and mobile data solutions and Atlas Telecom, the in-country Systems Integrator.
China – Beijing office opening
Team Simoco has opened its flagship new offices in Beijing. The company has secured and delivered a number of advanced radio communications projects within the Chinese market, including a major radio system deployment for a 1000km stretch of the Kazakhstan-China oil and gas pipeline.
Mike Norfield, managing director of Team Simoco, at the official opening with Zheng Zu Hui, Vice Director of the Communication Branch Committee of the Chinese Institute of Electronics
Bejing network doubles in size
EADS and Beijing JustTop Communication Co., Ltd. have signed a contract to expand the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network, the largest digital trunking network in the Asia Pacific region. The extension will double the current network size both in terms of capacity and number of users.
Colombia – Largest TETRA system for urban trunk bus
Teltronic has signed an agreement with TRANSMILENIO, the urban transport public operator in Bogota, to deliver a radio communications network in the metropolitan area that will transport eight million people.
Teltronic has become the selected subcontractor to supply the TETRA system for EMCALI, the public company that provides water management, energy and telecommunication services to the city of Cali.
France – Aix-en-Provence chooses Sepura
The city of Aix-en-Provence has chosen Sepura TETRA radios for its municipal organisations. The radios will be used within the framework of a digital geo-localisation service implemented by Sepura’s French partner SYS&COM.
Germany – TETRA takes off at Munich airport
Motorola has won a contract to supply a TETRA digital radio system to Munich Airport, the second largest airport in Germany. The deployment is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2007.
Lithuania’s Ministry of Interior Selects Motorola
Motorola and local distributor JSC INTA will deliver a nationwide TETRA network for Lithuania, serving the border guard, customs, emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) and the state secret service. An IP-based TETRA solution, the network will support data transmission, enabling public safety organizations to send data – such as fingerprints, passport information, license plates and pictures – to and from handheld TETRA devices and central computer systems. Completion is due by Q4 2007. The contract also includes 6,200 TETRA radio devices with GPS to pinpoint the users’ location.
Malaysia – first TETRA system
Together with SI companies JEBSEN & JESSEN and COMINTEL, Teltronic has supplied the first TETRA system in Malaysia to Port Tanjung Pelepas (PTP).
Mexico – Alcatel appoints Teltronic
Teltronic will supply TETRA infrastructure and on-board subsystems to Alcatel for the new Buenavista-Cuautitlán suburban train in Mexico D.F., expected to transport over 100 million people a year.
Peru – Rapid delivery for Lima
Lima has chosen Sepura TETRA radio terminals for use in the municipality of Surco, its cultural and historic centre. The radios will operate on digital infrastructure supplied by Thales that will later be extended to a larger system that will include Lima’s other nineteen municipalities. The Lima-based systems integrator Mastercom will carry out the implementation of the project for Surco.
Sepura success in South Korea
The Korean National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has approved Sepura TETRA radio terminals for use on Korea’s nationwide public safety network, which is currently entering its first phase of deployment. This approval enables government agencies to acquire Sepura TETRA radios directly from the Korea On-Line Electric Procurement System (KONEPS) that services all South Korea’s public and governmental organisations.
Spain – Teltronic for transport
Teltronic has been chosen to supply the infrastructure for TETRA digital radio communications in Barcelona Underground, Line 9, the largest underground line in Europe. The Administration of Cataluña selected both Abertis Telecom and Teltronic TETRA technology for the phase of wireless and mobile communications between the trains and the central control station.
Also on the railways, Teltronic has been chosen for the Government of Valencia Railways (FGV) to supply a TETRA system for the Mercado-Altea stretch of the Alicante-Denia line, and both the TETRA system and the terminals for the Light Train of Parla, Madrid.
In cooperation with the Spanish S.I. leader SAMPOL TELECOM, Teltronic has provided a TETRA system for the new subway line of Mallorca.
Sweden – Connex connects with TETRA
Connex, one of Sweden’s major transport organisations, has chosen Sepura TETRA radios for use on its buses in the city of Umeå. Swedish Radio Supply AB (SRS), Sepura’s distributor in Scandinavia, together with its partner LTS, will jointly deliver the new communication system.
Bespoke solution for nuclear plant
Zenitel is installing a digital TETRA solution for plant and critical communications at the OKG nuclear power plant on the south east Swedish coast. Implementation is due to be completed by mid 2007.
UK – Police sign up to Arqiva’s mobile data trial
The Avon & Somerset Constabulary is trialling Arqiva’s Police Mobile Data Solution. The fully managed solution allows officers to perform essential data operations, such as checking suspect and vehicle details, address mapping functions, and will soon provide the ability to receive briefing documents via their in-car devices.
Northgate appoints new Divisional Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Northgate Information Solutions has appointed Ian Blackhurst as Divisional Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety within the Public Services division.