The Jordanian government has awarded Thales Group a contract for the extension of the nationwide TETRA communication network for Jordan.
In 2006, the Group was selected to supply its Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) solution, DigiMax, for the installation of a nationwide TETRA network.
The Jordanian national network aims to provide Jordan Armed Forces, Public Safety, Police Security Agencies and the Civil Defense with a reliable, secure and easy-to-use communication system. With more than 160 base stations and 30,000 users, the fully distributed TETRA network will be in operation by the end of 2012.
The multi-agency PMR network will integrate the Air Ground Air (AGA) communication feature, making Jordan one of the first nations in the region with such advanced capabilities. Communication between aircraft and ground users will increase the services provided to citizens.
The company said the extension confirms Thales’s position as a leading provider of resilient and secure communications networks and illustrates the know-how of the company in this field and its capacity to design, deploy and install a large secure communication network to a very tight timescale.
Equipped with a distributed architecture ‘qualified in real conditions of employment’ and with an IP routing capability, the Thales’s solution offers the best level of reliability and interoperability in the market, while presenting low investment costs, the company said.
Thales added that the ‘multi-organisations’ functionality enables users across different organisations to operate on the same network (Police, Army, Safety Agencies, etc.) thanks to the solution’s various core safety devices such as coding of class 1 to 3 and the authentication by dynamic keys.