Swedish Coast Guard Win Marks First Motorola RAKEL Public Safety Contract
Stockholm – 12th May, 2006 – Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT), has today announced its first contract win to supply radios for use on Sweden’s national public safety radio communication network – RAKEL. The move follows successful terminal evaluation and certification by the Swedish National Rescue Agency, the central supervisory government authority for the rescue services. The certification means that Sweden’s public safety users can now select from Motorola’s highly acclaimed range of TETRA radios within the RAKEL catalogue.
The RAKEL-system (Radio communication for Effective Management) is a TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked Radio) network, being rolled out in a number of phases and scheduled to be completed by 2009/10. The first phase covers the southern region (Skne, Blekinge and Kronoberg), which is now in operation.
Implementation of the RAKEL system will facilitate co-operation between a number of organisations such as Police, Fire, Rescue, Customs and the Coast Guard. Discussions are ongoing regarding an extension of the user groups. This first contract will see the Swedish Coast Guard using the MTH800 portable radio and the MTM800 Mobile radio for the majority of their terminal requirements in Phase 1 of the nationwide deployment.
The Motorola TETRA terminal range provides customers with an extensive range of features to enhance the operational safety and capabilities of users. Users will have access to voice and data services including one-to-one (Individual) and one-to-many (group) calls, telephony services and emergency calls. Integrated GPS receivers enable users location to be determined resulting in more efficient deployment of resources and increased safety when responding to potentially hazardous situations.
Mats Sernvik, General Manager Celab Communication, ‘ We are extremely pleased that the Swedish Coastguard have selected us and Motorola TETRA terminals as they now transition to the next generation of radio communication-RAKEL. The coastguard is frequently operating under extreme conditions with high requirements on cooperation with different public safety agencies, and therefore needs the best possible communication equipment.”
Per Lundmark, Motorola, added: “After undergoing a very robust evaluation process we are delighted to have been accredited by the Swedish National Rescue Agency to supply radios to users of the RAKEL network and look forward to working with the Swedish Coast Guard. This contract is another validation of our proven ability and commitment to deliver the best mission-critical communication solutions to public safety organisations around the world.”
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