Hytera Mobilfunk and its partners APD and Cobra have been awarded a contract to fit out the police in Caracas, Venezuela with a TETRA mobile radio system. The deal was negotiated with the Ministerio del Poder Popular pora Relaciones Intriores (Government Procurement Office) in Venezuela.
The next step will be the implementation of the project. The new system will feature the latest generation of TETRA network infrastructure from Hytera, including its DIB-R5 TETRA base stations, which come with support for TEDS (TETRA Enhanced Data Service).
In addition, the contract includes delivery of approximately 4,000 Hytera PT580H TETRA handheld and MT680 TETRA mobile radios. The TETRA system will be used by the police in Caracas to help ensure that task forces in the city have a police mobile radio system they can completely rely on.
An important aspect of the design and planning of the system was the need to accommodate the geographical situation of Caracas. The city is situated in a region of Venezuela that suffers from an extremely high risk of earthquakes. A high level of redundancy was therefore integrated into the network equipment in case any base station should fail.
This means that the DIB-R5 base stations all have a second backup base station, which is placed at a different location and can take over the radio coverage in that sector if one of the first line of DIB-R5s fails. This ensures that the system will be available at any time, even during unforeseeable events, such as earthquakes.
Marco Martinato, VP sales key projects and the person heading up the project at Hytera Mobilfunk, commented: "After intensive negotiations, we can now start the next phase of the project. With Hytera, the Ministerio del Poder Popular pora Relaciones Intriores has a strong partner at its side, and we are looking forward to the collaboration."