May 23, 2013
Motorola Solutions Wins TETRA Terminals Tender For The Fire Agency in Norway
OSLO, Norway – May 23, 2013 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, has been selected as a supplier in one of the latest tender of the Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK) to deliver Terrestrial Trunked Radios (TETRA) digital radio terminals to the Fire Agencies in Norway for the nationwide mission critical network Nødnett for the phases 1 and 2 of the project. The agreement with Motorola includes the delivery of five radio models, in total approx. 2,000 units for the Norwegian Fire Service. The Motorola radio solutions were the first choice for the Fire users because of their superior voice quality and user friendliness.
In August 2012, DNK signed framework agreements with three vendors to be part in the terminal tenders for the public safety services on the nationwide mission critical network, which entitle the vendors to tender in the successive phases during the roll out of the nationwide network. The latest decision follows a tender process where Fire Users have tested the devices of all vendors in real life.
DNK and users have chosen the new MTP3000 series (MTP3200 and MTP3250), MTP850S and MTP850 Ex TETRA handheld digital radios as well as the MTM5400 vehicle mobile radios. With this decision Norway Fire users are joining 2 million users around the world who trust TETRA digital radios from Motorola in mission critical situations.
- Motorola Solutions Norway is also the prime contractor for Norwegian nationwide TETRA Nødnett project including all managed services for the roll out and implementation of the system.
- The new MTP3000 radios offer the highest receiver sensitivity in the market (a -2db increase on all existing TETRA radios), which allows a 14 percent range increase and a 30 percent boost to network coverage, when compared to a European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) specification radio.¹
- All TETRA digital two-way radio solutions from Motorola are characterised by robust design and intuitive operation. The radios makes use of an easy-to-use cell phone like interface which speeds adoption as users are more familiar with how to operate the radio. Motorola's products are subject to rigorous testing in order to guarantee high quality and reliable operation even under extreme conditions.
- The Motorola TETRA portfolio comprises infrastructure solutions, terminals, applications and services, which are currently used in over 120 countries around the world. The company continues to maintain its leading position in the area of TETRA digital radio solutions and has delivered more than 2 million TETRA digital radios world-wide.
Tom Quirke, vice president and general manager, Global TETRA Organization, Motorola Solutions
"To deliver reliable communications solutions for Norway´s public safety organizations is a continuous top priority for us within Motorola and we are very delighted that the Norwegian Fire Service has chosen our TETRA radio devices to support them in their mission critical communications.”
Notes to editors
¹ Performance figures based on a comparison of a European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) specification radio using the Hata urban model.
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