Motorola Solutions has delivered its 100,000th TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) digital radio terminal to German security authorities and organisations (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben, BOS).
It has also received certification for its TETRA terminals from the Federal Agency for Digital Radio of Security Authorities and Organisations (BDBOS), which operates the TETRA network in Germany
Motorola has been supplying TETRA digital radios and equipment, as well as associated management solutions and services, to a number of German security authorities and organisations ever since the first TETRA invitations to tender in 2009.
The German emergency services BDBOS TETRA network is being rolled out national across the country. However, procurement of equipment for the emergency services is overseen by the individual German states. Motorola has won deals to supply TETRA radios and equipment to public safety organisations in Berlin, Hesse, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia and the German Federal Ministry of Interior.
To mark the milestone, Peter Damerau, sales director BOS at Motorola Solutions, presented a specially designed digital two-way radio terminal to Andreas Gegenfurtner, vice president of the Federal Agency for Digital Radio of Security Authorities and Organisations (BDBOS) - (pictured above)..
He accepted the 100,000th TETRA digital radio terminal on behalf of the German security authorities and organisations at Motorola's location in Berlin, which is home to the global Motorola Competence Centre for TETRA digital radio. Motorola has delivered more than 1.9 million TETRA digital radios worldwide.
Tom Quirke, vice president and general Manager, Global TETRA Organization, Motorola Solutions, said: ‘The delivery of our 100,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to the German BOS customer is an important success story for our team and our partners. This significant milestone highlights our leading position in the development and implementation of TETRA digital radio solutions in the public sector. We are delighted that our solutions are able to support users from federal and state authorities and organisations in their daily work in mission-critical operations.’
BDBOS test laboratory certifies Motorola TETRA terminals
In a separate development, Motorola has also become the first German provider to receive the TETRA terminal certification from BDBOS after its TCR1000 TETRA Covert Radio was examined in an independent test laboratory and fulfilled the highest performance and security standards.
With the certification, the BDBOS ensures that TETRA digital radio devices meet the sophisticated requirements of the German BOS. An independent test laboratory has been assigned by the BDBOS to audit features such as implementation of German BSI encryption, radio RF performance, and compliance with the many new features and functionality required to meet the specific needs of the diverse users of the German BOS network.
Andreas Gegenfurtner, vice president of the BDBOS, presented the federal agency’s first certificate for a digital radio handset to Peter Damerau, sales director BOS at Motorola Solutions.