Motorola Solutions and DNK win ‘Best use of TETRA in Public Safety’ and ‘Green TETRA’ for Norway’s nationwide public safety network
BASINGSTOKE, England – March 12, 2015 – Shortlisted in five categories, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has won two 2015 International TETRA Awards.
Together with Norway’s Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK), Motorola Solutions has won ‘Best use of TETRA in Public Safety’ for Nødnett, the country’s first nationwide Public Safety network. From the polar north to Norway’s urban centres, Nødnett is one of the most innovative, challenging Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) based public safety digital voice and data communications networks in the world. The infrastructure not only encompasses the rollout of TETRA Enhanced Data Services (TEDS) for improved data transmission capabilities, it also integrates cross border communication with the neighbouring Swedish TETRA network.
Motorola Solutions and its customer DNK also won the ‘Green TETRA’ category for deploying TETRA in adherence to strict environmental regulations with Norway’s national parks. With responsibility for operations and support of the Nødnett network until 2026, Motorola Solutions took the award-winning decision to select a sustainable approach early on in the building process to support performance and maintenance.
The awards, now in their fourth year, were judged by: David Chapiro, chairman, Intema Communications SA, Argentina; Roger Dowling, former director of Sepura and TCCA, now an independent industry consultant; Robin Davis chair, TCCA Transport Group and civil business development director, Actica Consulting; Tony Gray, TETRA advocate currently working for P3 in Germany; Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, JRC UK and board member of EUTC (European Utilities Telecom Council); Jolly Wong, Hong Kong Police and the TETRA Association’s Ambassador in China; Kevin Graham, managing director, Global Digital Solutions Pty Ltd; and Richard Lambley, Consultant Editor, TETRA Today Magazine.
Nødnett is the multi-agency digital radio communication system owned by DNK, which leads the development of the communication network for emergency and public safety services in Norway and is subordinated to the Ministry of Justice.
“TETRA is a vital communications technology that continues to evolve capability to support voice and data for mission-critical operations,” said Derek Phipps, vice president Solutions & Services for Europe & Africa, Motorola Solutions. “These awards reflect excellence in this field and highlight the close working partnership we have with our customers, bringing further innovation to TETRA and the way it is used by public safety in the moments that matter.”
The judges also recognised Motorola Solutions’ in three additional categories:
- Best use of TETRA for Transport’ for Norway’s Avinor Oslo Airport which depends on its TETRA radio communication services for efficient maintenance and vital flight operations.
- ‘Best Integration of Future Broadband with TETRA’ for WAVE Work Group Communications.
- ‘Best TETRA Innovation’ for the successful deployment of the Real Time Video Intelligence (RTVI) system over TEDS on the Nødnett network
About International TETRA Awards
The International TETRA Awards represent a collaboration between the TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and TETRA Today. They are designed to recognise excellence in the field of TETRA radio communications in both mission-critical and business-critical organisations and took place end of February in London.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom .