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      • Motorola Solutions Provides Secure and Efficient Communications for Milan Airports - Author Richard Bennett

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:16 PM by Clare McFarlane

        SEA Group selects Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radio system for Linate and Malpensa airports
        "With 1,200 operating radios and an increase in operations, SEA needed a more dynamic solution for communications," says Fabio Degli Esposti, information & communication technology director, SEA. "Faced with the need to replace an outdated system and the need to cope with an increasing demand of services, the only choice for us was to switch to digital technology, which is able to guarantee a safe and effective service."

        After identifying the need to upgrade their communication network SEA selected Motorola Solutions’ TETRA radio system to improve operations and ensure the highest levels of security, efficiency and effectiveness at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports. The deployment of a TETRA Dimetra IP Compact radio communications system not only enabled SEA to connect both of Milan’s airports, but can now provide enhanced customer services with rapid flight turnaround and more efficient terminal operations.

        TETRA Dimetra IP Compact solutions ensure secure and reliable communication, improving operations and customer service
        • The TETRA solution can be extended to meet evolving operational requirements

        In Malpensa - where the old and the new systems had to coexist in the migration phase - everything was fully operational within just two weeks, including the configuration of 1,000 new radios. At Linate airport, the system, supporting 400 new radios, was set up in just a week.

        “SEA could not afford any inefficiency," says Giuliano Posenato, customer service manager, Motorola Solutions Italy. "The implementation had to be very fast, because the requirement was to change the engine on the machine while it was still running.”

        Motorola Solutions’ high-performance TETRA base stations now deliver TETRA network coverage in both airports. Old radios used by personnel throughout the airports where also replaced with new TETRA digital handsets.

        Motorola Solutions has signed a four-year managed services agreement with SEA, guaranteeing technology evolution including the replacement of its complete telecommunication system (controller, base stations and radios). Motorola Solutions will provide global integrated services infrastructure with highly qualified technical support and certified repair centres that will provide fast repair times and expert technical support for the system for many years to come.

        In September 2015, Motorola Solutions will upgrade the connections at both airports with the latest generation of Motorola Solutions TETRA system Dimetra 8.2 enhancing data transmission and offering the SEA the opportunity to develop rich data services to further improve both operations and the customer experience at Milan’s airports.

        If you’d like to join the conversation about reliable and robust communication deployments in complex environments, we’d be delighted to welcome you to the Motorola Solutions Community EMEA LinkedIn Group.


        Richard Bennett
        Global Product Marketing - TETRA
        Connect with Richard on LinkedIn at https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/richard-bennett/1/19b/238