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Munich airport goes for Tetra comms system

Antony Savvas

Motorola is supplying a Tetra (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital radio system to Munich Airport, as Germany’s second largest airport strives to improve operations.

The contract also includes Tetra devices for mobile voice and data communication. The deployment of the Tetra radio network is scheduled for completion by the end of this June.

The Munich deal comes as Motorola seeks to widen Tetra deployments in the private sector, following wider take-off in the public sector.

The Munich system will support airport operations such as fleet, freight and logistics management. Motorola’s Dimetra IP system, the latest in Tetra technology, will also provide Munich Airport with “fail safe” communications.

With this IP system, even the loud background noise typical at airports will not interfere with communications. In addition to voice, Dimetra IP enables secure data communication and is scalable to support future network growth at the airport.

Radio users at the airport will be supplied with a range of Motorola Tetra terminals including Motorola’s MTP850 handheld radios as well as its MTM800 mobile radio.

“Motorola offered the most efficient and cost effective solution, and Motorola’s experience in critical communications was a determining factor“, said Michael Zaddach, head of IT services at Munich Airport.

Tetra technology is used by the police and the emergency services in the UK under national contracts with O2.

Related article: Police PDAs to have national connectivity

Related article: Scottish ambulances get Tetra

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