Motorola Solutions to supply TETRA radios to Norwegian Fire Services and Civil Defence

Framework contract includes delivery of 7,300 TETRA radios, including the MTP3250 and MTP850Ex ATEX handhelds and the MTM5400 mobile radio

Motorola Solutions to supply TETRA radios to Norwegian Fire Services and Civil Defence

Motorola Solutions has been selected as supplier in the latest tender from the Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK). 

The contract covers the delivery of Terrestrial Trunked Radios (TETRA) digital radio terminals to Norway’s fire services in the two final phases of the nationwide TETRA public safety network Nødnett, as well as delivery to the Norwegian Civil Defence across the country.

In August 2012, DNK signed framework agreements with three vendors to participate in several tenders for public safety services for the terminals to operate on the nationwide TETRA network Nødnett. 

The selection of Motorola devices follows a process wherein users from both services tested devices from all three vendors in real-life situations. Motorola’s radios were the first choice for the users, because of their superior voice quality, ruggedness and user friendliness, the manufacturer reports. Three radio models totalling at least 7,300 units will be delivered for both user organisations.

DNK and the users have chosen the TETRA handheld MTP3250 digital radios and MTP850Ex ATEX intrinsically safe radio (pictured below), as well as the MTM5400 for installation in emergency vehicles. With this decision the Norwegian users are joining over 2 million users around the world who trust TETRA digital radios from Motorola in mission-critical situations.

The Norwegian Fire services have also chosen radio terminals from Motorola in previous tenders, which makes the company the main supplier of user equipment for fire officers nationwide.

The Norwegian Civil Defence is the nation’s reinforcement for emergency and rescue departments in the event of major accidents and special incidents with an operative force of approximately 8,000 persons.

Motorola Solutions is also the prime contractor for the new Norwegian nationwide Nødnett TETRA system, including all managed services for the roll out and implementation of the system.

Manuel Torres, senior VP, government sales, Europe and Africa at Motorola Solutions, said:  "As the prime contractor of Nødnett, we have a strong presence in Norway. We are delighted that the fire users again have selected our TETRA radio devices and that the Norwegian Civil Defence have chosen our user friendly devices. We are fully committed to deliver solutions for their needs to support them in their mission critical communications.”

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