Motorola to Provide TETRA Radio Communications System for Beijing’s Metro Line 4
Beijing, China, June 13, 2008– Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that the Beijing Metro Line 4 will adopt its TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) digital radio communications system to enable greater operational efficiency and reliability for the rail system.
The Beijing Metro Line 4 is a 26.1 km long underground line which runs from North to South with 22 stations. When this line is completed, it will effectively offer a transportation alternative for commuters in the North and South of Beijing. For this project, Motorola’s TETRA digital trunked radio communications solution consists of a network switch, base stations, mobile stations, fixed and portable radios, as well as applications that were developed based on the needs of the metro line.
Motorola has extensive experience in the transit sector and currently supplies all of the TETRA systems for Beijing’s mass transit network. The company has undertaken projects for the Tianjin subway, Tianjin light railway, Beijing light railway Line 13, Beijing light railway Line Bawangfeng – Tongzhou, Beijing Metro Line 5, and the Guangzhou subway.
“We are honored to provide Motorola’s TETRA digital radio communications system to the Beijing Metro Line 4. Motorola has participated in many transit projects throughout China and has a strong systems portfolio for the Beijing Metro. By providing our expertise in digital trunked radio communications to the Beijing Metro Line 4, Motorola further demonstrates its commitment to providing a reliable and safe environment for railway passengers. This project is a further testament of Motorola’s leadership position in supporting the communications needs of China’s railway transportation sector. Motorola continues to be the supplier of choice for all metro and light rail awards to date for Beijing,” said Mr. Chew Hock Siong, General Manager, Government & Public Safety, Enterprise Mobile Solutions, Motorola (China) Electronics Ltd.
TETRA is the open standard for PMR as defined by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Motorola has been instrumental, together with other TETRA industry players, in supporting the standard since its inception in the late 1980s. Motorola is committed to the innovation and development of its TETRA platform, including the creation of applications and solutions to provide users with integrated voice and data capability.