Motorola Solutions’ leadership in TETRA Digital Radio Solutions recognised at inaugural International TETRA Awards

Motorola´s ATEX radio MTP850Ex and eco-friendly Fuel Cell solutions Highly Commended by independent panel of expert judges

BASINGSTOKE, UK – 22 Mar, 2012 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions was Highly Commended at the first International TETRA Awards on 16th March in the “Best TETRA Product for Enterprise” category with its ultra-rugged MTP850Ex ATEX radio device for hazardous environments. Motorola Solutions was also Highly Commended in the “Green Award” category for its Fuel Cell Solution which has been deployed as a key element in Denmark’s Public Safety TETRA network.

These awards are proof of the high quality, usability, excellence and leadership inherent in Motorola´s TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) solutions. Furthermore, Motorola TETRA customers won a number of awards including: Airwave in the category “Best Use of TETRA in Public Safety”, China Light & Power (CLP) Hong Kong in the category “Best use of TETRA in Private Industry”, Oyu Tolgoi LLC in the category “Best Use of TETRA in Enterprise Industry” and Hong Kong Police in the category “Best TETRA Innovation”.

The International TETRA Awards, a collaboration between the TETRA Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and TETRA Today, were inaugurated this year and presented at a ceremony held at The Savoy hotel in London. The International TETRA Awards are intended to recognise excellence in the field of TETRA radio communications. A panel of highly regarded judges from around the globe reviewed the numerous entries and decided the winners.


  • Motorola Solutions’ award-winning ATEX MTP850Ex portable TETRA radio delivers enhanced safety as the radio holds IP65 certification (Ingress Protection Code) for the high level of protection it provides in environments containing dust or pressurised water, such as water jets and heavy seas. This internationally-recognised standard, awarded by TUV Singapore, is an industry first for a TETRA ATEX radio that also offers high protection against explosive gas and dust.
  • The award-winning radio terminal MTP850Ex has been engineered specifically for tough conditions and combines an uncompromising mix of safety features, smart ergonomics and robust design. It meets criteria for the toughest industry environments, for example oil rigs, petrochemical plants and offshore wind farms and is also designed for use in hazardous environments by public safety fire users.
  • The award-winning environmentally friendly and unique Fuel Cell power back-up solutions, developed by Motorola and Dantherm Power, is deployed in Denmark for the nationwide public safety system which is itself one of the largest of its type in any telecommunications network in the world. Since its deployment in 2009 the Danish TETRA system with its environmentally friendly back up fuel cell solution has met the demanding requirements of availability and ease of maintenance, while guaranteeing low CO2emissions.
  • TETRA technology is an ETSI standard developed with and for public organizations. Motorola Solutions is a leading TETRA solutions supplier with a TETRA portfolio comprising infrastructure solutions, terminals, applications and services, which are currently delivered and in use in more than 100 countries around the world. Motorola Solutions has shipped more than 1.5 million TETRA terminals worldwide.


Tom Quirke, vice president and general manager, Global TETRA Organization, Motorola Solutions,

“Motorola Solutions is pleased that International TETRA Awards have recognised our leading ATEX device, MTP850Ex for hazardous environments and our green fuel cell solution. These commendations are further proof that Motorola provides as a Global market leader the highest quality mission critical solutions. The ATEX device is designed for the toughest hazardous environments as a lifeline for users. Motorola Solutions is also very pleased to see that many of its TETRA customers such as Airwave, Hong Kong Police, Oyu Tolgoi Gold Copper Mine, Shanghai 3 and CLP have also been recognised in the International TETRA International Awards. We applaud them for their achievements.”


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