Copenhagen, Denmark (ots/PRNewswire) - Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and the
Danish TETRA Operator - TetraNet - have finalized the first phase of
the new radio and data communication solution for more than 1200
buses in the greater Copenhagen area.
Motorola has completed the roll out of the next-generation
communication system delivering a digital radio communication network
to the Greater Copenhagen Area. The signing of the contract marks the
beginning of a long-term relationship with Hovedstadens Udviklings
Råd (HUR), Greater Copenhagen Transport Authority.
Greater Copenhagen Transport Authority (HUR) are the first users
on Denmark's new TETRA Network delivering safe and reliable digital
radio communication. HUR and Motorola signed a six-year agreement in
2003 for a TETRA IP radio and data communications solution including
equipment, airtime and maintenance. The airtime services are supplied
and operated by TetraNet.
Johannes Sloth, executive director for the Greater Copenhagen
Transport Authority (HUR) said, "Since we have a need to look many
years ahead, we have focused on investing in the newest and best
solution in the market. We have that with our new TETRA system, which
has been received very well by the drivers during the test phase.
With the new system we have a secure future-proof IT-platform for our
communication and traffic control, meaning better and more efficient
bus operations for our customers."
Bo Wassberg, country manager of Motorola Denmark and managing
director of TetraNet added, "With HUR we have demonstrated the
flexible possibilities of using TETRA under the license agreement
awarded by the Danish authorities. The decision by the Greater
Copenhagen Transport Authority (HUR) to use TETRA enables them to
benefit from the features and operational security now available to
public-safety customers around the world. The operational benefits
have already been experienced through the evaluation process prior to
contract signing and this network also enhances the safety of the
drivers as well as the passengers by secure communication. Our next
phase is to promote the network to the public safety users in Denmark
and we have an exciting program ahead.
Johannes Sloth added, "The solution will include GPS which
provides us with real time information about the bus operations. This
facility gives our managers the possibility to act rapidly and
efficiently whenever it is needed. Moreover, an existing service with
our trunk bus lines showing 'minutes to arrival at bus stops' on the
internet or via SMS will be implemented on all bus lines."
The rollout in the greater Copenhagen area completes the first
phase of a project migrating voice and data services and helping to
provide smoother operations in areas such as resource management,
customer information (arrival times, locations) and security systems.
The system provides new opportunities to improve cross
communication between different modes of transport, buses, trains and
subways, which will set new standards for communication within public
The rollout to the greater Copenhagen area is a milestone in the
establishment of TETRA in Denmark, which has been a key objective
since Motorola was awarded the license by the government in October
Bo Wassberg added, "We are delighted and honored that HUR have
given us the responsibility to supply and operate this critical
element of a public service and of course we are determined and
committed to support HUR. This agreement will provide a platform to
demonstrate the benefits of TETRA and digital radio communication to
other potential professional user groups and organizations - public
as well as private, which will eventually allow a national roll out
of the TETRA services".
TetraNet is a majority owned sister company to Motorola Denmark
providing professional communication solutions to both public safety
users and commercial business customers. Services are based upon a
national license to operate a commercial TETRA network within the
public safety frequency band 380 -400 MHz.
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is an open digital trunked radio
standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standardisation
Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional
mobile radio users. Motorola has been awarded more than 160 TETRA
contracts in 47 countries www.motorola.com/tetra
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