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TETRA Americas

TETRA Americas will return again on the 17th and 18th November 2014. If you are interested in critical communications. If you want to know more about TETRA. If you want to meet the TETRA manufacturers and see their latest poroducts. Then this is the event that you MUST attend ! For further information visit: http://tetracongressamericas.com/

Airwave recently played host to guests from the British Embassy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (a 100% government-owned free zone established to facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries) and a number of supporting agencies at the official opening of the Airwave Middle East operation in Dubai.  “The opening of the Dubai office is in response to increasing demand for our expertise and knowledge in building, maintaining and operating Airwave’s Emergency Services Network (ESN) in Great Britain. The office will serve as a hub to advise Middle Eastern customers on mission critical communications,” says Mike McKone, Director Middle East, Airwave.   Airwave’s CEO, Richard Bobbett and COO, John Lewis also attended the opening, which included the Director of Trade for UKTI in the UAE, and senior members from the Free Trade Zone Enterprise.  “The opening of our office demonstrates our genuine commitment to doing business here,” says Richard Bobbett, Airwave CEO. “Our offering in the Middle East will mirror our approach in Great Britain and we look forward to working with our customers to deliver capabilities that will enable them to take advantage of new voice and data technologies both today and well into the future.”  Dubai is the fourth country in which Airwave has established a presence (Australia, Germany and Great Britain) and reflects a natural progression for the company which has secured a world-leading reputation for designing, delivering and maintaining the mission critical communications network used by 100% of Britain’s emergency services.  Caption (from left to right): Martin Findlay, Regional Engineering Manager, Airwave; Chris Elliot, Director Customer Services and Sales, Airwave; Richard Bobbett, CEO, Airwave; John Lewis, COO, Airwave; Elaine Mckone, Team Administrator, Airwave; Mike McKone, Director Middle East, Airwave   Contacts:  General Media Enquiries Helen Bleasdale, Media Relations Managerhelen.bleasdale@airwavesolutions.co.uk, +44 (0)7894 491 811 (M)

Cambridge, 08 October 2014 - Sepura announces today the launch of the ground-breaking controller speaker microphone, the latest IP67 rated TETRA accessory to join Sepura’s comprehensive portfolio of digital radio products.  The ULTRA CSM – a Controller Speaker Microphone - offers unique all-weather performance and outstanding audio quality to users operating in the harshest and most challenging conditions. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to use, even with gloved hands or in poor light, and it is fully compatible with Sepura’s complete STP8000 and STP9000 series radios.  This exceptional accessory has been developed with the exacting needs of users working in the most demanding environments – such as fire fighters and miners. It can operate at very high temperatures and features a casing made of extremely durable self-extinguishing material. The importance of the product’s ease of use and manageability influenced the decision to place specific controls and key radio functions on the speaker microphone itself – delivering vital time-saving advantages specifically in emergency and hazardous situations. The availability of extra secondary control increases flexibility and user options, without impairing clarity.  John Drewnicki, Product Manager for Sepura commented: “We are extremely proud of our latest world-class radio accessory. It has many advanced features without neglecting the fundamentals of easy handling and great audio quality. The product was developed entirely in-house by Sepura and implements rich innovation, especially in terms of sound transmission and wet weather performance. The ULTRA CSM is a truly unique and unrivalled product on the market today”.  John Drewnicki continued: “The particular naming of the product is also very significant: it is a controller speaker microphone because it has been enriched with features that allow users to control the radio in ways that have never been achieved before”.  Steve Barber, Head of Product Strategy for Sepura concluded “With the launch of the ULTRA CSM Sepura confirms once again its continuous commitment to deliver innovative products together with complete and highly specialised solutions that meet the real life requirements of critical communications operatives around the world”.  For further information on the ULTRA CSM, please visit www.sepura.com/csm or contact john.drewnicki@sepura.com

Major milestone for Motorola Solutions worldwide and for the introduction of TETRA in Germany  WEILHEIM/IDSTEIN, Germany – October 8, 2014 – Motorola Solutions(NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, has delivered its 200,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to German public safety organisations. The 200,000th radio terminal was delivered in Bavaria, where Motorola Solutions’ partner abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbHhas won the tender for the districts of Weilheim-Schongau, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the delivery of 5,000 TETRA radio terminals and corresponding service and support. To mark this important milestone, Christoph Thomas, managing director of Motorola Solutions in Germany, handed over a specially created MTP850 radio emblazoned with the Bavarian crest to the representatives of the district authorities Weilheim-Schongau, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The TETRA digital radio solutions will be used by the fire departments and security services of the three districts to enable secure and reliable communication of the emergency services. Until today, Motorola Solutions sold more than 2 million TETRA terminals worldwide, confirming its technology and market leadership in digital radio communications for public safety. Since the first tender was issued in 2009, Motorola has delivered digital radio solutions - equipment, associated management and services - to the security forces in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia, enabling secure and reliable digital radio communications for the federal security organisations. The entire portfolio Motorola offers to German customer is certified by BDBOS, attesting that the devices meet highest performance and security standards. KEY FACTS   Motorola Solutions’ TETRA portfolio comprises infrastructure solutions, terminals, applications and services, which are currently used in over 120 countries around the world. The company continues to maintain its leading position in TETRA digital radio solutions. Motorola Solutions' robust, intuitively operated products are subjected to rigorous testing at every stage from the development phase onwards to guarantee high-quality and reliable operation even under extreme conditions. TETRA digital radio solutions from Motorola Solutions support end-to-end encryption in accordance with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for tap-proof communication. The radios have an interface similar to those in mobile phones, making them easy to operate. Users are therefore familiar with the functions and can use the terminal immediately. With a network of “Authorised BOS Partners” throughout Germany, Motorola Solutions ensures that customers in every corner of the country receive competent support tailored to their specific needs from a certified local partner. Just recently, Motorola Solutions opened its industry-leading Mission Critical Solutions Centre at its European headquarters in Basingstoke, UK, to further support the evolution of mission critical communications for public safety agencies. With the growing need for enhanced voice and higher bandwidth data applications, users require more powerful networks and radio technology. Together with its partners, Motorola Solutions is working on unified TETRA and LTE mobile broadband applications to shape the future of public safety communications.  SUPPORTING QUOTES  Andrea Jochner-Weiß, head of the district authority Weilheim-Schongau and association chairman of the special purpose association for rescue services and fire department, Oberland“The introduction of the TETRA digital radio technology is one of the most important modernization projects and an important step into the future. Digital radio technology enables our rescue workers at fire departments and rescue services to communicate securely and reliably. We are very pleased with the successful collaboration with Motorola Solutions and abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbH. Thanks to their knowledge and longstanding project experience in public safety, we can ensure secure communications for our rescue services in any emergency.”  Christoph Thomas, managing director, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH“The delivery of our 200,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to the German public safety authorities is an important milestone for Motorola and the introduction of digital radio communication in Germany. During the development of our radio solutions, we closely work together with our customers, always focusing on the users and their individual needs. We are proud to support users from federal and state authorities and organisations in their daily work in mission-critical operations.” Franz Ketzer, general management, abel & käufl Mobilfunkhandels GmbH“As a supplier and integrator of TETRA systems and terminals, we have established ourselves as a competent and reliable partner for the industry as well as public safety authorities and organisations and local authorities over several decades. This is why we are especially pleased to have been selected by ZRF Oberland to equip the fire departments and security services in the Bavarian districts with digital radio solutions together with our longstanding partner Motorola Solutions. Within the framework of the collaboration we are responsible for terminal supply and configuration as well as for professional vehicle installations and retrofitting of control room technology.” SUPPORTING RESSOURCES  Website: Motorola SolutionsMotorola Solutions TETRA Two-Way Radio Technology @MotPublicSafety@MotSolsEMEA Press Contacts:Susanne StierPhone: +49 - (0)6126 - 9576 - 502Mobile: +49 - (0)172 - 6161 - 773 Susanne.Stier@motorolasolutions.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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