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
Motorola Solutions’ TETRA radio system has been rigorously tested for its durability during the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant’s anti-seismic tests. The customer becomes China's first nuclear power plant to use a TETRA communications system able to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake. All two-way radios and mobile radios provided by Motorola Solutions are intrinsically safe for use in hazardous environments. Beijing, May 25, 2015 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced that, after a series of rigorous anti-seismic tests, its TETRA digital radio trunking system has won the digital communications project bid from Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Lianyungang. This is the first time this type of TETRA communications system will be used in China's nuclear power industry. In the future, Motorola Solutions will also serve as Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant’s partner for all important command/dispatch and emergency communications network systems thanks to its equipment’s safe and stable operations as well as the company’s emergency handling. As the largest per-unit capacity plant in China, Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant has the safety performance of a third-generation plant with a high operations management level. As China’s nuclear power plants grow in number and technologies undergo continuous upgrades, work safety has become especially important in their construction and operation. A digital communications system covering the entire Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant will ensure efficient and stable operation of the command/dispatch and emergency response systems, and also lay a foundation for the future upgrade and expansion of the TETRA system to accommodate each reactor. The TETRA communications system from Motorola Solutions offers the richest command/dispatch features and highest reliability in the industry as well as a strong anti-interference performance. It is the primary choice for customers who seek peace of mind. The stable operation of a nuclear power plant is critical, especially in emergencies such as natural disasters. Even during the power plant design phase, all the products included must be equipped with stellar anti-seismic performance. During Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant’s equipment selection process, the TETRA communications system from Motorola Solutions successfully passed the anti-seismic tests organized by the customer, making Motorola Solutions China the first TETRA supplier to have passed these tests in the country. To meet requirements of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, Motorola Solutions provided high-reliability system equipment and a large number of highly stable TETRA two-way radios and mobile radios. The entire communications system offers powerful functions and is able to handle routine command/dispatch operations as well as large volumes of emergency communications with ease. Among them, the MTP850Ex radio is intrinsically safe, meeting the international ATEX (ATmosphere EXplosible) and IEC-Ex (International Electrotechnical Commission Scheme for Certification to Standards for Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres) standards. It can still be used safely in a hazardous environment with explosive gases and dust. In addition, the TETRA communications system from Motorola Solutions is scalable and can be easily further developed to accommodate new applications. For example, backup communications plans can be developed for various emergency scenarios to realize the interconnection of the digital communications system with the internal communications system as well as with the public network system. Other possible applications include locating personnel, digital alarms, monitoring, dispatch and reporting. This not only improves user safety and resource management levels but also helps the nuclear power plant's staff realize efficient command/dispatch and handle emergencies in timely, effective manner. Highlights of the MTP850Ex: Outstanding audio performance for industry users in a typically noisy environment ATEX and IEC-Ex certified for use in hazardous environments containing explosive gases and dust Internal "Man Down" emergency alert, fully integrated solution that triggers an emergency procedure when the radio carrier remains motionless for a set period of time or falls down Integrated WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) browser and multi-slot packet data, which enable rapid access to critical information in the field Michael Jiang, chairman and president of Motorola Solutions China, said, "We are very honored to be able to participate in the construction of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, demonstrate the advantages of Motorola Solutions in TETRA digital radio trunking system and provide highly reliable digital communications system. Motorola Solutions will continue to provide stable and reliable professional communications solutions and services for users in a variety of fields."
Damm Cellular Systems is pleased to unveil a unique cross-technology, one-box solution offering TETRA, DMR Tier III, TEDS and analogue technologies in one integrated system. With the new BS422 Outdoor Base Station yousimply choose the technology to match your current needs - and scale anytime to meet changing voice and data demands with a simple click. Or you can even GO HYBRID and combine multiple technologies into one coherent system. Allan Detlefsen, CCO at DAMM states: “DAMM offers the most flexible, scalable and intelligent Critical Radio and Broadband Communication solution available - now even across technologies.” Built on the DAMM legacy and know-how within TETRA, the new solution is expected to take mission critical communication and broadband communication to a new level. Kjeld Pharao, CEO at DAMM: “We are very excited to be able to present the results of our latest technological investments at CCW. Full integration is key to success for our customers. Our investment in Research and Development over the last year has resulted in a new unseen solution that could potentially revolutionize the way people use critical radio and broadband communication.”
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.