Innovative digital radio system & terminals optimize communication infrastructure for Germany's second-largest airport
TAUNUSSTEIN, Germany, Jan. 29 // -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) announced today that it has won a contract to supply a TETRA
(TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital radio system to Munich Airport, the second
largest airport in Germany. The contract also includes TETRA devices for
mobile voice and data communication. The deployment of the digital TETRA radio
network is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2007.
The digital radio system will support airport operations such as fleet,
freight and logistics management. Motorola's Dimetra IP system, the latest in
TETRA technology, will also provide Munich Airport with fail safe seamless
communication. Due to sophisticated voice technology, for example, even the
loud background noise typical at airports will not interfere with the
communications. In addition to voice, Dimetra IP enables secure data
communication and is scalable to support future network growth.
Motorola will supply a complete Dimetra IP TETRA communications solution
to Munich Airport, utilizing Motorola's IP TETRA switch and the MTS TETRA Base
Station to provide optimum TETRA coverage across the airport. Radio users at
the airport will be supplied with a range of Motorola TETRA terminals
including Motorola's MTP850 handheld radios as well as its MTM800 mobile
radio. Motorola's comprehensive range of TETRA devices and solutions provide
advanced communications features to harness both the voice and data
capabilities of the Dimetra IP system, including integrated GPS receivers
which can enable the location of users to be monitored to enhance safety and
"We selected Motorola after a highly competitive pitch for a number of
reasons. Above all it was for the quality of the Motorola solution but also
Motorola offered the most efficient and cost effective solution. Additionally,
Motorola's experience in critical communications was a determining factor. As
a leading airport operator, we are continually investing in our operations to
provide an even better experience to our passengers as well as our business
partners," says Michael Zaddach, head of IT services, Flughafen Munchen GmbH.
"A number of companies in the private sector are increasingly looking at
technologies such as TETRA to provide support for their critical
communications to not only provide failsafe communications but to improve
efficiency. To achieve these goals, Motorola offers not only the TETRA
infrastructure but also cooperates closely with the customer, optimally
addressing the very individual requirements in terms of applications, roll-
outs and services," says John Gherghetta, corporate vice president and general
manager, Motorola Networks & Enterprise, EMEA.
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.
About Munich airport
Flughafen Munchen GmbH (FMG) is the operator of Munich airport, a major
national and international hub in air traffic. With more than 30 million
passengers in 2006 -- about 2 million more than in 2005 -- Munich counts among
the most dynamically growing airports at the European level. "MUC" ranks
second among the top ten airports with the most passengers in Germany and
ranks seventh at the European level. The company employs about 4,000 people
and had total sales of about 687 million euros in 2005. More information is
available at www.munich-airport.de.
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