Motorola Solutions has been chosen by the German federal state of Brandenburg to supply 21,000 TETRA digital radios plus accessories and supporting services to the police, emergency services, public and private fire departments in Brandenburg.
The order includes the delivery of approximately 15,000 MTP850 FuG (pictured) and MTP850 Ex TETRA handheld digital radios, as well as about 6,000 MTM800 FuG TETRA vehicle mobile radios.
In addition to the delivery of TETRA terminals and accessories, Motorola is also responsible for equipping public safety vehicles, including the installation of digital radio technology at BOS(Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben) and non-police BOS.
The tender also covers project management and training as well as logistics, support and IT services. The radio solutions from Motorola were specially developed in accordance with the requirements of German security authorities and organisations, and will ensure secure and reliable voice and data communication for the public safety organisations in Brandenburg.
With this latest win Motorola again demonstrates its leading role in delivering trusted mission critical solutions worldwide and in Germany. Germany is deploying what will be the world’s largest TETRA radio network, known as BDBOS, across the country for use by public safety organisation. However, each German federal state is responsible for purchasing the radios, services and accessories for use on the network.
Motorola has been supplying TETRA digital radios and equipment as well as associated management and other services to a number of German security authorities and organisations ever since the first TETRA invitations to tender in 2009.
These include security forces in Berlin, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia and federal security organisations.
Tom Quirke, vice president and general manager, Global TETRA Organization, Motorola Solutions, said: ‘We are delighted to supply the federal state of Brandenburg with our TETRA digital radio solutions. With our expertise we are enabling reliable communication for police, fire departments and first responders even under extreme circumstances.
'This is another important milestone for Motorola – following the delivery of the 100,000th TETRA terminal to German public safety organisations and the certification of our complete TETRA terminal portfolio.’