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TETRA in Ecuador

TETRA in South America will this year visit Quito, Ecuador

20th September 2016 - Sepura has been chosen to provide 3,200 TETRA hand-portable radios for São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil.  Sepura will supply the radios - a combination of SC2024s, the company's flagship hand-portables, and STP9200s - as part of a prestigious contract to replace the airport's existing analogue communications system, awarded to solutions partner Alcon Engenharia. The new digital network will provide voice and data services for staff across the airport, including airline personnel, maintenance, cleaning, security and emergency services. A suite of applications will optimise processes such as logistics control, team allocation, positioning, image push and radio registration, promoting efficiency across the site.  The airport is consistently ranked as one of the busiest in Latin America, transporting 38,985,000 passengers in 2015 alone.  "We're extremely pleased to be working with Alcon on this prestigious contract, providing communication for one of Brazil's most important airports," said Marcelo Bellatini, Business Development Manager for Sepura.  "Sepura technology empowers airport personnel with mission-critical voice and data services, promoting safety and efficiency of operations. The SC2024, in particular, offers Class 3 high-power RF transmission, coupled with exceptional receive sensitivity, giving extended operational range and stretching coverage into areas where it was not possible before.  "This is coupled with a high-speed second data-bearer option and an extended applications capability that puts real back-office intelligence into the hands of the user."  "Sepura continues to be our preferred partner for the implementation of TETRA solution in Brazil," said Gilson Pozzati, Alcon Engenharia's Sales Manager, Airports.  "Sepura radios are reliable and resilient - ideal for harsh and noisy airport conditions - while the cutting-edge data services provided by the SC2024 will allow us to optimise operational efficiency across the airport, bringing significant benefits for staff and travellers alike."

Idstein, Germany – September 21, 2016 – Motorola Solutions has introduced its WAVE push-to-talk (PTT) platform at Stuttgart Airport in Southern Germany. The powerful PTT solution extends the airport’s communications beyond TETRA radio to include broadband devices and networks, ensuring greater workforce connectivity, interoperability and collaboration. WAVE connects the integrated Dimetra TETRA system for public safety personnel and workers at the airport with supporting organizations who can join the broadband platform via smartphones, computers, other radios or telephones from virtually any location. The future-proof technology extension follows a long-term communications strategy of the airport authorities. After the consolidation of the control rooms for fire departments and rescue services, the officials were looking for an integrated, secure communications system for all users – from ramp agents and baggage handlers to external workgroups such as cleaning organizations. Motorola Solutions provided this solution based on its WAVE platform combined with a refresh of its Dimetra IP Compact TETRA radio network and its MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Console for integrated control room operations. Airport officials can now easily communicate and dispatch out individual responders or groups in the TETRA network using the WAVE Advanced Desktop Communicator. The employees can even establish a connection with a public provider network to ensure a smooth and seamless communication at any time. Long-term service agreement signed For future-proof system stability and resilience of the communications system, the airport authorities have signed a comprehensive agreement covering software, hardware and implementation as well as maintenance and repair services. “We have been relying on Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radio solutions since 2009 and successfully expanded our Dimetra IP Compact system to Baden-Airpark in 2013,” said Matthias Kolb, head of information and communication services at Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH. “Extending our TETRA network to other user groups at the airport was a logical step for us to increase efficiencies and to help us provide the best possible service to our passengers.” “A secure, reliable and interoperable communications system is crucial for airports in order to guarantee safe journeys for all passengers,” said Klaus-Dieter Drossel, sales director for key accounts, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH. “Our WAVE PTT platform and our TETRA technology provide control rooms with unmatched capability to reach across multiple user applications and resources for enhanced response coordination and greater efficiencies.”

 As part of the AmbuCom project, Airbus Defence and Space and its partners are optimising medical coordination between emergency personnel and hospitals   After more than three years of research, TPL Systèmes and Airbus Defence and Space will reveal a prototype ambulance at the “Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers” (CNSP) in Tours from 21 to 24 September 2016, which is the result of the French Research & Development (R&D) project “AmbuCom”.  “AmbuCom” develops the ambulance of the future and integrates sophisticated communications technology to respond more quickly and appropriately to the needs of patients following accidents or other incidents. Visitors to the CNSP will be able to inspect the vehicle and its medical devices, which are wired with tablets and multiple communications channels.  Airbus Defence and Space has contributed to the programme, which was launched by the state-funded innovation centre “ID4Car” and “Syntematic Paris-Region Digital Ecosystem”. Coordinated and led by TPL Systèmes, the project’s participants include large companies, SMEs, academic research institutes and operational services (Airbus Defence and Space, Groupe Gifa, Parsys Télémédicine, TPL Systèmes, Armines (Alès), CEA List, Service départemental d’incendie et de secours Bouches-du-Rhône, Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris). The project’s global budget is € 3.9 million, which is partly financed by the French state.  “AmbuCom is about revolutionizing the function of the ambulance as we know it today. We want to both improve first aid treatment when doctors get in touch with patients and accelerate the flow of medical information to the hospital”, said Thierry Becker, Vice-President Sales and Program Delivery Western Europe and Africa of Secure Land Communication at Airbus Defence and Space. “This new ambulance, equipped with our technology, will be pivotal to communicating highly efficiently between doctors and emergency personnel.”  Technically, the ambulance of the future will incorporate a universal communications box that transmits data wirelessly. For instance, the doctor’s first diagnosis or information from medical devices in the vehicle will be sent to control rooms or hospitals via secure radio-communications, based on Tetra or Tetrapol. The ambulance technical application also works in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) environment. Additional information can be fed into the system by peripheral equipment, such as cameras and tablets. A first prototype of AmbuCom is expected go into active service in Southern France in a few days.   Contact:    Anke Sturtzel + 33 1 6138 5330 anke.sturtzel@airbus.com Kai Schlichtermann + 33 1 6138 5547 kai.schlichtermann@airbus.com  

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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