Motorola Solutions supplies Stockholm’s fire brigades with TETRA radios

Four-year framework deal covers 27 municipalities and four fire brigades in the Greater Stockholm area of Sweden

Motorola Solutions supplies Stockholm’s fire brigades with TETRA radios

Motorola Solutions, together with its digital radio partner Celab, has won a four-year framework contract to supply an extensive portfolio of TETRA digital radio terminals, accessories and services for four fire brigades in the Greater Stockholm area, 

Kent Lundqvist, Greater Stockholm Fire Services, said: ‘Fire services in Sweden are aiming towards a modernization of their communications technology. Following a competitive tender that included extensive trials, we selected Motorola’s digital TETRA terminal solutions and services. Motorola’s intuitive devices offer our personnel superior sound and voice quality combined with Celab´s expertise locally will ensure that we get the service and assistance we need to migrate easily from analogue to digital.’

The contract, which covers 27 municipalities, represents the single largest agreement for digital radio terminals within the Swedish rescue services. Motorola and Celab will supply over 850 digital TETRA radio terminals such as the compact, lightweight MTP850 S TETRA portable radio.

They will also supply the MTM5400 TETRA mobile radio, which provides extended network coverage, greater audio performance and advanced data connectivity, along with the MTP850Ex ATEX radio designed for hazardous environments containing potentially explosive gas and dust. 

Delivery also includes Motorola’s integrated Terminal Management (iTM) solution. This system makes it possible to manage the software and configurations of all the radio terminals efficiently from a central location using a remote function. 

The solution provided by Motorola and Celab will mark a move by the fire services from analogue to digital radio communications. The contract contains extensive services and consultancy by Motorola and Celab, which will enable the fire brigades to migrate easily to TETRA digital two-way radios. This involves training, technical support, programming of terminals as well as set-up and management of a web-based ordering system for the organisations.

The fire brigades will be able to communicate with a touch of a button across mission-critical agencies on the nationwide RAKEL emergency network. This will help fire brigades secure the safety of the two million citizens in Greater Stockholm area. The first radios will be rolled out in Q2 2012.

Written by Wireless magazine
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