Lithuania’s Ministry of Interior Selects Motorola To Deliver TETRA Network For Emergency Services

Lithuania’s Ministry of Interior Selects Motorola To Deliver TETRA Network For Emergency Services

Motorola to supply IP-based Tetra solution including hardware, software, devices and implementation services for Lithuania’s nationwide mission-critical radio network

Vilnius, Lithuania – 10 January 2007 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced it has been selected by Lithuania’s Ministry of Interior to deliver a nationwide Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) communications network. Lithuania’s nationwide TETRA network will serve the border guard, customs, emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) and the state secret service.

Secure cross-functional and cross-border voice and data communication systems will help ensure faster and easier collaboration amongst Lithuania’s public safety organizations across the country. 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.

Based on TETRA, the open standard for digital private mobile radio (PMR), the network also ensures Lithuania fulfils Schengen cross-border communication requirements.

Motorola, working together with JSC INTA, Motorola’s local distributor, is responsible for the design and implementation of the TETRA network. Roll-out of the new network is expected to begin in Q2 2007, with completion due by Q4 2007. Motorola plans to hand the network over to Lithuania’s Ministry of Interior at the end of 2007. The contract also includes 6,200 TETRA radio devices, with built-in global position system (GPS) to pinpoint the users’ location.

“With the need to manage secure cross-functional and cross-border communications, Lithuania will benefit greatly from its investment in one of the most up-to-date TETRA networks in the world,” says John Gherghetta, corporate vice president and general manager, EMEA Networks & Enterprise, Motorola. “This network will enable the emergency services operating across the country to achieve new levels of integration and collaboration, which will only improve the quality and effectiveness of the services they deliver.”

Lithuania’s shared digital radio communication network will be based on Motorola Dimetra IP, a highly scalable TETRA Over IP switch solution that offers a more resilient, robust and reliable network for seamless communication amongst users – across borders, networks and devices. It supports voice, telephony, messaging and data services that enable mobile applications such as database enquiries and image transmission, on a single network virtually anytime, anywhere, quickly and securely.

The contract builds on Motorola’s public safety heritage and its leading position within the TETRA market. Motorola is committed to innovation on the TETRA platform, including the creation of applications and the development of TETRA II technology. TETRA is the open standard for PMR as defined by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Motorola has been instrumental, together with other TETRA industry players, in supporting the standard since its inception in the late 1980s. TETRA has evolved to become a mission-critical tool in public safety and has been rolled out across 77 countries worldwide. Motorola continues to work with industry partners, the TETRA Association and ETSI to drive the standard forward.

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Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) comprises a suite of open digital trunked radio standards defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) users. TETRA is an Interoperability standard that allows equipment from multiple vendors to interoperate with each other. TETRA is used by PMR users such as Public Safety, Transportation, Utilities, Government, Commercial & Industrial, Oil & Gas and Military. TETRA is also used by Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) Operators. For more information please visit

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