Oslo Lufthavn AS (Gardermoen Airport) Extends 10 Year Relationship with Motorola and Upgrades to Next Generation Dimetra IP Compact solution
Upgrade to IP-based TETRA solution to deliver enhanced communications service throughout the largest airport in Norway
Oslo, Norway – 22 September 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that it has been awarded an upgrade contract with Oslo Lufthavn AS (Gardermoen airport). The upgrade will transform the existing system to Motorola’s next generation Dimetra IP Compact TETRA system. The upgrade demonstrates the strong ongoing relationship between Motorola and Oslo Lufthavn, after the deployment of the world’s first commercial TETRA system at the airport in 1996.
The upgrade to Motorola’s ETSI TETRA compliant Dimetra IP system is expected to be in place by the end of the year, transforming the airport’s existing first-generation TETRA network. It will offer enhanced security, efficiency and communication across the airport for both workers and passengers alike.
“We are delighted to be extending the long term relations we have built with the Oslo Lufthavn team after being part of the airport’s launch ten years ago,” said Manuel Torres, vice president, Motorola Government & Public Safety, EMEA. “It is testament to Motorola’s expertise in delivering business critical communications solutions and taking the capabilities of TETRA to the diverse, commercial market.”
The new Dimetra IP Compact is a scalable solution offering users the choice of structured deployment, supporting growth as user demand and budgets allow. Customers can start with a basic voice system and add features and capacity as their needs grow.
Optional services include telephony and data services, including multi-slot packet data (MSPD) offering up to 28.8kbps gross data transfer and enabling the delivery of truly integrated voice and data communications. Security can also be enhanced with the addition of Motorola’s TETRA air interface encryption and end-to-end encryption (E2EE) solutions.
“The upgrade decision to deploy Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact was a straightforward one, given the long relationship we enjoy with them and the trust we have established regarding the high quality of its products and services,” said Tore Myhre, Head of IT Department at Oslo Lufthavn AS. “Improving the customer experience when at the airport and helping the staff on the ground work smarter are integral to our operations. In deploying this new IP communications infrastructure we feel we can achieve more efficient processes in and around the airport and an even better service for our travelers.”
Today’s announcement demonstrates the momentum that Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact is gaining around the globe and follows recent deployment contracts for Cologne Airport in Germany and three international airports in India.