Motorola TETRA Takes off at Barcelona Airport
Motorola’s digital radio system equips Spain’s second-largest airport with innovative communication infrastructure.
MADRID, Spain – 22 May 2007 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that it has won a contract through local integrator Amper Sistemas SA to supply Barcelona Airport with a new TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital radio system to aid airport operations. The deployment of the new system using Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact solution is scheduled for completion by early July 2007.
Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact will support airport operations such as fleet, freight and logistics management. The system will provide Barcelona Airport with resilient seamless communication including advanced voice technology – which is crucial in noisy environments such as airports – as well as a comprehensive range of data communication capabilities.
“Motorola’s solution offers us everything we need and require from a critical communications network. Offering us the most efficient, cost effective and advanced technology on the market, combined with more than 10 years of experience in this market, we are convinced Motorola will help us to deliver the best possible service to our passengers,” said telecommunications director at Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area (AENA).
Motorola will supply a complete communications solution to Barcelona Airport, including Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact TETRA switch and MTS TETRA Base Stations to provide optimum coverage. To ensure a seamless deployment and operational readiness of the communications solution for Barcelona Airport, Amper and Motorola will provide installation and commissioning services together with field and remote technical support services.
“Ensuring passenger safety and security is critical for transport companies and Barcelona airport is leading the way in ensuring reliable communications with its deployment of Motorola’s advance digital radio system”, said Manuel Torres, vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise, EMEA. “This is an important win for us in Western Europe and adds to a number of other similar critical communications wins this year across the region”.
The contract builds on Motorola’s leadership in supplying critical communications solution to markets including utilities and transport logistics. Today’s announcement adds to a growing number of airports around the world who have selected Motorola such as Gardermoen (Norway), Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nairobi, Prague, Shanghai and for many years Spain’s largest airport, Madrid, where Motorola has helped Iberia Airways to reduce airplanes ‘downtime’, for example, between flights.