Are you interested in TETRA ? Are you interested in critical communications ? Then you should be attending TETRA in Thailand being organised by the TCCA in Bangkok. You will be able to meet some of the leading manufacturers, listen to their presentations, see some of their latest products and share your experiences with your colleagues also there. There is no charge to attend this event. Please register in advance if possible.
20 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain: The TCCA has announced that Mladen Vratonjic will be the new Chair of the association. Mladen takes over from Phil Godfrey, who is retiring as Chair after a combined 14 years’ service. Mladen’s appointment was approved at the TCCA’s Annual General Meeting held during the Critical Communications World event in Barcelona. Mladen has 33 years’ experience in telecommunications, including ten in public safety. He was responsible for all telecommunication systems for the Serbian police and fire brigades including the emergency call centres and Serbia’s public safety TETRA network. He is an expert of Geneva DCAF (Democratic Control of Armed Forces), former chair of the Western Balkans Telecommunications Committee for improvement of cross-border cooperation, vice-chair of the Advisory Board and of the Operations Committee at EENA (European Emergency Number Association). Retiring chair Phil Godfrey has led the TCCA twice. He was one of the founding members of the TETRA MoU in 1994 while working for Philips and was elected to the position of chair in 1998 for a three year period. He was asked to take the position again in 2004. TCCA CEO Phil Kidner said: “On behalf of what has become a global organisation with significant influence in the critical communications world, I would like to thank Phil for all he has achieved for the TCCA. From the original six members of the MoU, we now have more than 150 member organisations worldwide, have driven the deployment of TETRA in more than 135 countries, and have become an authority on the development of LTE for future critical communications services. “We welcome Mladen to a strong and stable association which is looking forward to a future as successful as its past.” About the TCCA 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. For more information please visit www.tandcca.com
New digital radio network replaces former analogue radio system Airbus Defence and Space’s Tetra technology has been selected as the new standard for the digital radio network infrastructure of the Military Police in Brasília - responsible for maintaining public order in the Federal District. The new Tetra network will replace the old analogue radio system. The contract had been awarded to the Brazilian telecommunications company LigMobile, a local partner of Airbus Defence and Space. The contract includes supply and installation of the Tetra network with 40 dispatcher stations from Airbus Defence and Space. Making use of DXT3 switches, it will provide a wide geographical coverage. Among other things, it will offer the new RCS9500 station dispatcher and functionalities like geo-localisation and end-to-end encryption. The Military Police unit of Brasília maintains 15,000 members organised into companies and platoons, primarily located in urban centres, but also spread around uptown according to the population density of the satellite towns. Major Saldanha, Coordinator of the Telecommunications Division emphasises, “The new digital radio network will bring unprecedented benefits to the Military Police of Brasília. Thanks to its superior performance, the Tetra system will protect our officers during their daily fight against crime and in law enforcement.” ”We are pleased to have won this important contract in Brazil thanks to our partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, a recognised international leader in the PMR business,” said Paulo Daher, CEO of LigMobile. “Our partnership is a solid basis from which to explore further business opportunities in Brazil together. The premise for the overall setup of the system is that other security organisations in Brasília will be able to share the same PMR infrastructure in the future if required.” Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space said, “This Tetra network is a benchmark in Brazil. We are confident that the system will be able to leverage other opportunities in Brazil and Latin America.”
Redmond, WA, U.S.A., May 27, 2015 –Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions worldwide, announced that it has partnered successfully with Mistral Solutions, a leading product design and system engineering company in India, to implement Zetron dispatch consoles in an integrated mobile command-and-control solution for the Bangalore City Police in Bangalore, India. Bangalore City Police was established in 1963 as the first professional police force in Karnataka. Bangalore, now officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. With a population of over 10 million, Bangalore is the third most-populous city in India. Due its high concentration of global high-tech firms, Bangalore is also known as the Silicon Valley of Asia. In response to the city’s growth and establishment as a major international destination and technological hub, the Karnataka state government recently invested in a Police Modernization Plan to update and improve the security and law-enforcement operations of the Bangalore City Police. As part of this effort, Mistral supplied Bangalore City Police with a fully integrated mobile command-and-control solution that includes surveillance and communications systems and Zetron consoles. The mobile command solution was successfully deployed and has already performed at a number of high-profile government functions. One such event was the Karnataka State Republic Day Parade, which took place on 26th January, 2015, in Bengaluru. The solution is also being deployed at the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty-20 (T20) cricket matches being held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. “We are very proud that, as a result of our partnership with Mistral, Zetron consoles have been successfully deployed in a mobile public-safety application in India,” said Zetron Australasia Vice President and General Manager, Ranjan Bhagat. “Emerging Asian economies such as India can benefit greatly from unifying disparate technologies to provide a common operating picture for their rapid-response efforts. This project clearly demonstrates how combining Zetron communication technologies with Mistral’s powerful systems-integration capabilities can produce fully integrated communications solutions that are particularly effective for this market.” “Zetron’s flexible command-and-control systems are the perfect supplement to the end-to-end solution offerings we provide to law-enforcement, homeland security, and other markets throughout India,” said Mistral CEO, Mujahid Alam. “The Zetron Australasian team’s excellent support helped ensure a satisfying experience for the end user. We look forward to working with Zetron on other projects in India.”
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.