Motorola Strengthens Commitment in Homeland Security Communications for Public Safety Agencies in Asia Pacific
Deployment of large-scale mission critical communications systems in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Korea underscores Motorola’s leadership
MALAYSIA, MAY 19, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications has reinforced its leadership in homeland security with increased mission critical public safety deployment across Asia Pacific including Malaysia.
Jeff Spaeth, vice president, Networks & Enterprise, Asia Pacific, Motorola, Inc., said: “Over the years, public safety agencies have come to trust Motorola to provide them with the right combination of technology, expertise and experience to perform their job seamlessly with greater efficiency and speed. With Motorola’s strong heritage in serving the mission critical needs of first responders, we look forward to working closely with these agencies to drive new possibilities in mission-critical communications.”
Worldwide, Motorola is the only communication vendor that has the expertise to design, manufacture and implement mission-critical communications systems based on two leading industry open standards – APCO P25 (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) and TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) – communications platform.
In Asia Pacific including Malaysia, Motorola has gained a good traction in homeland security communications, having worked with more than 20 government agencies across 16 countries. Some of these include:
The Royal Malaysian Police, Malaysia
Motorola has a long standing relationship with the Royal Malaysian Police since they started using Motorola’s digital analogue radio systems. Most notably is the C4i (Command, Control, Communication and Communication and Computer Integration) system implementation for the Police network, where the new system integrates sub-systems such as the Emergency Call Centre, Mobile Data Communications system and the Data Radio Network on to a single communication platform to facilitate more efficient policing and emergency response operations.
Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong
Awarded in 2003, the Hong Kong Police Command and Control Communications (CC3) systems, is one of the most sophisticated systems in Asia deployed by Motorola. Recently, Motorola has successfully completed the deployment of the CC3 system, including the operation of more than 10,000 units of the Motorola digital radio subscribers for the Police network, an integrated communications system, a ‘999’ emergency telephone system as well as a mobile computing sub-system.
Western Australia Police, Australia
The Western Australian Police has awarded Motorola a US$28 million contract to deploy an APCO P25-based digital trunked radio network across the Perth metropolitan area. The systems will be fully operational by early 2007, providing increased radio coverage, greater capacity and high levels of encryption. As part of the contract, Motorola will also be providing in vehicle computing devices with sophisticated policing software applications which will be integrated with the already installed the Motorola Premier CADTM (Computer Aided Dispatch) system providing sophisticated Computer Aided Dispatch, vehicle tracking and other features such as vehicle and license checks.
Beijing Police, China
In September 2005, the Beijing Police bought more than 27,000 units of Motorola’s MTP850 TETRA subscriber, a portable radio that are built and designed for Asian users. The portables are used by officers and first responders in the public security, fire-fighting, emergency ambulance services and urban administration within the Beijing Government Radio Network. Motorola’s MTP850 is the industry’s smallest ruggedised cellular-style TETRA subscriber comes with a user friendly interface that supports multiple Asia languages, including simplified and traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Korea National Police, Korea
This is Asia’s first and Motorola’s largest public safety 800MHz TETRA system to go live in Asia. The Korea National Police wanted a robust communications system in preparation for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The new digital radio communications system was designed to equip the Korea National Police force with a reliable and secure extensive communications coverage in four major Korean cities as well as the capacity to handle the high traffic peaks during the World Cup.
Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore
After several successful trials with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and most recently in a nationwide emergency drill, SCDF has purchased several units of ad hoc wireless video surveillance kit from Motorola. Each kit consists of a unit of the Motorola’s Mesh Network enhanced wireless router, vehicle modem and a Sony IP camera. With the Mesh-enabled wireless rapid deployment kit, SCDF will be able to extend better situational awareness for more efficient incident management, in times of emergency or a crisis.
Ho Chi Minh Police, Vietnam
Motorola has successfully deployed Phase One of Vietnam’s first wide-area TETRA digital trunked radio communications system for the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam (VMOPS) – Ho Chi Minh Police. Valued at US$2.10 million, this installation includes a TETRA network of two base locations and five dispatch consoles to provide extensive coverage for the police network in the city of Ho Chi Minh. The new system also provides secure voice communications and data capabilities for its 500 mobile and portable radio users in mission-critical operations.
Hill & Knowlton for Motorola