Motorola Scores with Transportation Customers in Asia

Motorola Scores with Transportation Customers in Asia

Motorola’s end-to-end business-critical communications solutions sales to rail and port operators gain momentum across Asia Pacific

MALAYSIA, May 19, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, has been rapidly gaining momentum as a solution provider for major transportation operators across Asia Pacific. One of many milestone awards from key transportation customers in Asia Pacific includes Malaysia’s Express Rail Link (ERL) Sdn Bhd and Modern Terminal Limited in Hong Kong – Asia’s first seaport to implement the TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) system.

ERL is the operator of Malaysia’s first high-speed train, providing airport services at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Air Terminal and high-speed rail services between the air terminal and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
“The Express Rail Link was one of the major milestone wins for Motorola as it is the world’s first operational TETRA system for rail. One of the key reasons customers, such as ERL, cite for having chosen Motorola as the preferred radio communications partner-of-choice include our reputation as an experienced and reliable end-to-end communications solutions provider for transportation operations worldwide. We are a global company with a strong local presence,” said Asri Hassan, country sales manager, Networks & Enterprise, Motorola Technology Sdn Bhd.

TETRA is a dedicated network infrastructure that delivers secure voice, data and messaging services for one-to-one and complex group communications on a common mobile radio communications platform. It is an open standard ideal for seaports, subways and airports.

Strong Sales Traction Across the Region
Motorola’s success in the transportation industry across Asia Pacific, including Malaysia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Singapore and Taiwan, leverages on our rich industry experience over 70 years, technical expertise and a strong local support team of professional technical experts. This winning combination allows us to partner with organisations such as Malaysia ERL, China’s Shanghai Metro, Taiwan High Speed Rail, Thailand’s New Bangkok International Airport and the world’s largest transshipment hub – Port of Singapore Authority, to provide advanced and proven solutions that enable them to operate with ease whilst meeting the increasing demands for operational efficiency in today’s competitive market.

Jeff Spaeth, vice president, Networks & Enterprise, Asia Pacific, Motorola, Inc, said:
“Always-on communication is vital in any mission-critical transit or port operations. Hence, a robust communications infrastructure to support information systems and real-time response capability requirements is imperative in ensuring highly reliable and seamless communications, responsiveness and control across operations. Motorola is committed to further building on our core competency and focusing on delivering reliable integrated communications solutions for our customers’ mission critical environments, so they can perform their task seamlessly, more efficiently and with higher productivity.”

Another significant win for Motorola is the contract award from Xiamen Harbour in China. Awarded in 2005, Xiamen Harbour marks the first seaport in South China to implement a TETRA digital trunked radio system.

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