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Just how do I keep my TETRA or ASTRO 25 system up to date? Author: John Moule

Created Aug 21 2015, 5:00 AM by Paul Jeffs

With TETRA and ASTRO 25 networks using IP-based technology to deliver voice and data to mission-critical customers, organisations are faced with an increasingly complex and continuously evolving communications environment. Technology advancements are driving ever shorter software and hardware lifecycles across the IT industry, while communications networks leverage more third party technology and higher software content compared with traditional two-way radio systems.

Faced with such complexity, what is the best way to:

  • maintain flexibility so you can expand your network or add new features and functionality in the future?
  • have a predictable cost and budget to maintain the HW and SW for the operational life of the network?
  • manage network integrity and cyber security over the life of the network?
  • manage obsolescence?
  • manage a complex network over time with demanding operational and customer requirements?

The key is to have a plan – a lifecycle plan. Able to manage the network hardware and software with periodic hardware replacements and software upgrades, keeping your system current and flexible – so that you can address all of these needs. Embracing an IP-based technology has meant embracing a rapidly changing technology that requires a new approach to managing the network so that customers continue to get maximum benefit from their network throughout its lifecycle.

Motorola Solutions’ lifecycle management services provide a predictable and cost-effective means to operate and maintain your system, while at the same time providing you with a means to future proof the system by planning the network lifecycle ahead of time. That’s why we recommend that every customer plan right from the start how they want to use their network and how they plan to manage it through its lifecycle.

Benefits of having a lifecycle plan:

  • Ensure your network provide 24/7 availability at all times
  • Provide a predictable cost model for operating and maintaining the system
  • Keep your system secure with necessary security updates
  • Ensure your system can be enhanced and expanded as required without prohibitive costs
  • Future-proof your system with build in technology refresh cycles to ensure continuous evolution

To learn more about Motorola Solutions Lifecycle Management Services, take a look at the latest video on Lifecycle Management Services Europe and Africa.

John Moule is Public Safety Sales Lead

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