Motorola Solutions is to update and extend the Motorola Dimetra TETRA digital two-way radio system of the energy utilities provider RheinEnergie to future-proof. The network was originally implemented by Motorola in 2005 when it was the first IP-capable TETRA system in Germany.
Motorola will conduct a software and hardware refresh of the existing TETRA digital two-way radio infrastructure across 28 sites. This will enable the energy utilities provider to further increase the performance, reliability and responsiveness of its mission critical communications and will give its external subscribers and co-operative partners more powerful communications.
Since 2005, the TETRA digital two-way radio network has also been used as a communications platform by the Municipal Public Order Office of the City of Cologne for approximately 200 employees.
The radio platform will now be expanded with the addition of MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Consoles for enhanced response and team co-ordination. Additionally, parking enforcement officers in Cologne will be equipped with 450 Motorola MTP3250 TETRA radios. This enables them to prevent potential regulatory offenses in a more efficient way.
To further enhance capabilities and user safety at the Municipal Public Order Office of the City of Cologne, Motorola will also provide a new application for user location, which will be implemented in the control room with eight workstations. This enables the dispatchers to work quickly and efficiently on their tasks.
“For more than ten years now, Motorola Solutions’ TETRA two-way digital radio system has allowed us to communicate efficiently and safely,” said Björn H. Friedrich, head of information technology network & network security at RheinEnergie. “With the modernised infrastructure and the new TETRA radios, we will be well prepared for future requirements.”
“The TETRA digital two-way radio network gives RheinEnergie a security platform, which helps to provide unrestricted communications even in the case of serious technical faults,” said Klaus-Dieter Drossel, sales director for key accounts at Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH. “With our TETRA infrastructure, solutions and devices, we help energy providers to offer optimised and reliable services to their customers and partners.”
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