Major milestone for Motorola Solutions worldwide and for the introduction of TETRA in Germany
WEILHEIM/IDSTEIN, Germany – October 8, 2014 – Motorola Solutions(NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, has delivered its 200,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to German public safety organisations. The 200,000th radio terminal was delivered in Bavaria, where Motorola Solutions’ partner abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbHhas won the tender for the districts of Weilheim-Schongau, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the delivery of 5,000 TETRA radio terminals and corresponding service and support.
To mark this important milestone, Christoph Thomas, managing director of Motorola Solutions in Germany, handed over a specially created MTP850 radio emblazoned with the Bavarian crest to the representatives of the district authorities Weilheim-Schongau, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The TETRA digital radio solutions will be used by the fire departments and security services of the three districts to enable secure and reliable communication of the emergency services.
Until today, Motorola Solutions sold more than 2 million TETRA terminals worldwide, confirming its technology and market leadership in digital radio communications for public safety. Since the first tender was issued in 2009, Motorola has delivered digital radio solutions – equipment, associated management and services – to the security forces in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia, enabling secure and reliable digital radio communications for the federal security organisations. The entire portfolio Motorola offers to German customer is certified by BDBOS, attesting that the devices meet highest performance and security standards.
- Motorola Solutions’ TETRA portfolio comprises infrastructure solutions, terminals, applications and services, which are currently used in over 120 countries around the world. The company continues to maintain its leading position in TETRA digital radio solutions. Motorola Solutions’ robust, intuitively operated products are subjected to rigorous testing at every stage from the development phase onwards to guarantee high-quality and reliable operation even under extreme conditions.
- TETRA digital radio solutions from Motorola Solutions support end-to-end encryption in accordance with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for tap-proof communication. The radios have an interface similar to those in mobile phones, making them easy to operate. Users are therefore familiar with the functions and can use the terminal immediately.
- With a network of “Authorised BOS Partners” throughout Germany, Motorola Solutions ensures that customers in every corner of the country receive competent support tailored to their specific needs from a certified local partner.
- Just recently, Motorola Solutions opened its industry-leading Mission Critical Solutions Centre at its European headquarters in Basingstoke, UK, to further support the evolution of mission critical communications for public safety agencies. With the growing need for enhanced voice and higher bandwidth data applications, users require more powerful networks and radio technology. Together with its partners, Motorola Solutions is working on unified TETRA and LTE mobile broadband applications to shape the future of public safety communications.
Andrea Jochner-Weiß, head of the district authority Weilheim-Schongau and association chairman of the special purpose association for rescue services and fire department, Oberland
“The introduction of the TETRA digital radio technology is one of the most important modernization projects and an important step into the future. Digital radio technology enables our rescue workers at fire departments and rescue services to communicate securely and reliably. We are very pleased with the successful collaboration with Motorola Solutions and abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbH. Thanks to their knowledge and longstanding project experience in public safety, we can ensure secure communications for our rescue services in any emergency.”
Christoph Thomas, managing director, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH
“The delivery of our 200,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to the German public safety authorities is an important milestone for Motorola and the introduction of digital radio communication in Germany. During the development of our radio solutions, we closely work together with our customers, always focusing on the users and their individual needs. We are proud to support users from federal and state authorities and organisations in their daily work in mission-critical operations.”
Franz Ketzer, general management, abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbH
“As a supplier and integrator of TETRA systems and terminals, we have established ourselves as a competent and reliable partner for the industry as well as public safety authorities and organisations and local authorities over several decades. This is why we are especially pleased to have been selected by ZRF Oberland to equip the fire departments and security services in the Bavarian districts with digital radio solutions together with our longstanding partner Motorola Solutions. Within the framework of the collaboration we are responsible for terminal supply and configuration as well as for professional vehicle installations and retrofitting of control room technology.”
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