Motorola Supplies Enhanced TETRA System Capability to Airwave
Airwave to receive advanced eTETRA capability to support its emergency services customers
BASINGSTOKE,UK. – 21. April2010 – TheEnterprise Mobility Solutionsbusiness ofMotorola Inc.(NYSE: MOT) today announcedthat it will supply Airwave with aneTETRAdual-band solution providing additional capacity to emergency services in the UK.
The upgrade to Airwave’s core emergency services network was instigated to ensure the operational needs of police and other emergency services are met.
The unique, cost-effective eTETRA solution, the first of its kind available on the market, allows users to expand network capacity if they have access to additional spectrum in neighbouring bands, and makes use of widebandTETRA terminalsalready deployed in the field. Airwave will support emergency services personnel requiring fast, effective and secure communication in the event of major incidents as well as maintaining secure, uncompromised day-to-day operational activities.
The intelligent-designed eTETRA base stations are built on Motorola’s state-of-the-art MTS IP base station platform and support the latest advancements in technology such asTETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS). The additional capacity provides significant benefits for users in terms of voice and data performance and further advancements in reliability. The technology is also future proofed so that IP network capacity expansions and upgrades can easily leverage the latest high-performance next-generation transmission platforms available.
“This significant and demanding project demonstrates the continued trust our customers place in our TETRA networks for mission-critical communications, and it is Motorola’s innovation in both infrastructure and terminal TETRA technology that has made this solution possible,” says Manuel Torres, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola, EMEA. “Our eTETRA solution demonstrates not only that the technology is continuously evolvingin response to ever changing public safety customer needs and challenges but also that Motorola is future proofing technology through the ability to leverage the wideband capability within our existing terminals deployed in the field for use in the eTETRA solution.”
New capacity management techniques such as TETRA’s Common Secondary Control Channel functionality will also form part of the solution for Airwave and complement the use of the added capacity provided through eTETRA, enabling Airwave customers to support increasingly higher and denser user and application deployments in their networks.
Airwaveis owned by aMacquarieinvestment fund named Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (MEIF II) and CPPIB Communications Pty Limited.
Airwave owns and operates the Airwave network, which provides voice and data solutions to a variety of emergency services and public safety organisations. It is the biggest public safety radio network in the world today.
Being both secure and highly resilient the Airwave network delivers mission critical voice and data with 24/7 responsiveness. It offersgreater resilience and enhanced coverage for users and provides the opportunity for agencies to be able to communicate seamlessly on one national network.
Airwave provides consultancy and technological solutions for public safety networks around the world and is proud to be an official supplier to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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