Motorola to supply IP-based Tetra solution including hardware, software,
devices and implementation services for Lithuania's nationwide mission-
critical radio network
VILNIUS, Lithuania, Jan. 10 // -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) today announced it has been selected by Lithuania's Ministry of
Interior to deliver a nationwide Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
communications network. Lithuania's nationwide TETRA network will serve the
border guard, customs, emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) and the
state secret service.
Secure cross-functional and cross-border voice and data communication
systems will help ensure faster and easier collaboration amongst Lithuania's
public safety organizations across the country. An IP-based TETRA solution,
the network will support data transmission, enabling public safety
organizations to send data -- such as fingerprints, passport information,
license plates and pictures -- to and from handheld TETRA devices and central
Based on TETRA, the open standard for digital private mobile radio (PMR),
the network also ensures Lithuania fulfils Schengen cross-border communication
Motorola, working together with JSC INTA, Motorola's local distributor, is
responsible for the design and implementation of the TETRA network. Roll-out
of the new network is expected to begin in Q2 2007, with completion due by Q4
2007. Motorola plans to hand the network over to Lithuania's Ministry of
Interior at the end of 2007. The contract also includes 6,200 TETRA radio
devices, with built-in global position system (GPS) to pinpoint the users'
"With the need to manage secure cross-functional and cross-border
communications, Lithuania will benefit greatly from its investment in one of
the most up-to-date TETRA networks in the world," says John Gherghetta,
corporate vice president and general manager, EMEA Networks & Enterprise,
Motorola. "This network will enable the emergency services operating across
the country to achieve new levels of integration and collaboration, which will
only improve the quality and effectiveness of the services they deliver."
Lithuania's shared digital radio communication network will be based on
Motorola Dimetra IP, a highly scalable TETRA Over IP switch solution that
offers a more resilient, robust and reliable network for seamless
communication amongst users -- across borders, networks and devices. It
supports voice, telephony, messaging and data services that enable mobile
applications such as database enquiries and image transmission, on a single
network virtually anytime, anywhere, quickly and securely.
The contract builds on Motorola's public safety heritage and its leading
position within the TETRA market. Motorola is committed to innovation on the
TETRA platform, including the creation of applications and the development of
TETRA II technology.
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. TETRA has evolved to become a mission-
critical tool in public safety and has been rolled out across 77 countries
worldwide. Motorola continues to work with industry partners, the TETRA
Association and ETSI to drive the standard forward.
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Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) comprises a suite of open digital
trunked radio standards defined by the European Telecommunications Standards
Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding of Professional
Mobile Radio (PMR) users. TETRA is an Interoperability standard that allows
equipment from multiple vendors to interoperate with each other. TETRA is
used by PMR users such as Public Safety, Transportation, Utilities,
Government, Commercial & Industrial, Oil & Gas and Military. TETRA is also
used by Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) Operators. For more information
please visit www.motorola.com/tetra.
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