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5th Critical Control Rooms

Co-located with Smart Cities

The very successful Critical Control Rooms event will take place this year at the Hotel Melia, Avenida America, Madrid, Spain on the 9th to 11th of December 2014. For all the latest information and to register for the event please visit: www.criticalcontrolrooms.com This year it will be co-located with Safe Cities. For further details visit: http://www.safecitiesevent.com

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), an ExxonMobil subsidiary, is operator of its joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Company was desirous to install a new TETRA IP Infrastructure to modernize the existing DIMETRA-P Infrastructure, providing several add on services next to the voice service. The design had to be a future proof solution to optimize the TETRA infrastructure network to take advantage of the latest IP version features and capabilities in accordance to Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) service requirements.  MPN selected Rohill’s TetraNode. TetraNode delivers fully redundant soft-switch critical communications technology based on standard IP protocols. Twelve sites with redundant IP interfaces have been installed to provide communications for on- and offshore operations. The system is supplied with a geo-redundant switching infrastructure.  The migration from DIMETRA-P to TetraNode went successfully and the responses are positive: call setups are faster, improvement of audio quality and no more dead spots in coverage.  The implementation of TetraNode was completed early 2014.

Cambridge, 11th November 2014 - One of Belgium’s largest police forces, Lokale Politie Antwerpen (LPA) – Local Police Antwerp - has decided to equip its officers with Sepura STP9000 hand-portable radios. LPA selected Sepura TETRA terminals after extensive user testing of a variety of hand-held radios from a number of manufacturers, over a period of six months. The contract, secured by Abiom, Sepura’s long-standing partner in Belgium, also features Radio Manager 2, Sepura’s scalable fleet management tool that allows rapid programming of an entire radio fleet, local or remote. Antwerp Police selected Sepura STP9000 hand-portable radios because of their robustness, IP67 rating against dust and water ingress, their battery capacity and extensive range of accessories. In addition, the radios’ intuitive user interface met LPA’s specific requirements. Chief Inspector for LPA, Bernd Vleugels commented: “After thorough evaluation and operational field tests, our officers had no hesitation in selecting Sepura STP9000. In particular, they were particularly impressed with the radios’ audio quality and robustness, battery capacity and the range of available accessories. Furthermore, we are pleased with the flexibility that Radio Manager 2 offers: “Each unit has a customised set-up, according to their role, and the ability to quickly and easily configure the radios will provide us with significant savings in time and money.” Bas de Grood, CEO of Abiom said: “This is a very prestigious contract for us. We will work closely with Sepura and LPA to ensure that the migration to the new radio equipment, due for completion by mid-2015, will be seamless and successful”. Media contact:  Rosanna Norman, Sepura plc.Tel: +44 (0)1223 877283Mob: +44 (0)7887 942274rosanna.norman@sepura.com

TETRA digital two-way radio system enables secure, reliable communication at one of the leading integrated science and technology companies  IDSTEIN, Germany – November 7, 2014 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, has been selected by Dow Chemical to deliver a state-of-the-art TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) digital radio system to the company’s premises in the Netherlands.  Due to its sophisticated transmission technology, the TETRA solution permits interference-free, secure and clear voice calls in the presence of loud background noise commonly encountered at industrial facilities. The contract scope includes the delivery of a future-proof Dimetra IP Compact solution, Motorola MTP850Ex ATEX TETRA portable radios, Motorola MTM5400 TETRA mobile radios as well as MTS4 and MTS1 TETRA base stations for more than 880 users.  The digital two-way radio equipment will be installed by Motorola Solutions’ partner Flash Services Netherlands, market leader and certified organisation for mobile communication solutions, which will be responsible for developing a new fleet map to exactly cover the operational requirements of the users, the configuration of the TETRA systems, user training, programming of subscribers and distribution to end users. Further service and support provided by Motorola Solutions and Flash Services Netherlands include project management, engineering, factory and site acceptance tests (FAT, SAT) as well as coverage testing and documentation.  The order is part of Motorola Solutions’ global agreement with Dow Chemical. The TETRA system will be used as an independent communication platform across Dow Chemicals’ operations in the Netherlands.  KEY FACTS   Motorolas’ Dimetra IP Compact provides a comprehensive communications solution using an enhanced IP architecture to ensure optimum call set-up and availability. Dimetra IP Compact supports a number of capabilities to maximize system availability including operational features such as geographic redundancy for reliable communications. The flexible architecture allows Dow Chemical to expand the infrastructure according to its future requirements without disrupting existing users. The Motorola MTP850Ex TETRA portable radio provides high-quality communications with comprehensive user safety and class-leading ATEX specifications allowing use in environments that contain potentially explosive gas and dust. The MTP850Ex also offers key accessories compatible with industry standard breathing apparatus. The Savox accessories have been ATEX certified with the MTP850Ex and include a large PTT button which can be mounted to the front of a fire suit, and helmet communications to be placed inside a fire fighters helmet. The state-of-the-art integrated GPS receiver offers the ability to locate personnel through the radio, improving user safety and resource management. The man down feature additionally increases security for workers. The Motorola MTM5400 TETRA mobile radio provides extended coverage, exceptional audio performance and advanced data connectivity to address current and future critical communication needs. The mobile radios feature an integrated gateway that connects users operating in direct mode with control room staff and other colleagues on the TETRA network. Through its exceptional TETRA RF capability, the Motorola MTM5400 delivers up to a 14 per cent increase in the network’s reach* compared to similar radios in its class. The Motorola MTS4 sets new standards for high-capacity, high redundancy base stations while ensuring end-to-end security. Built and designed for future communications, the Motorola MTS4 is TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS) ready to support secure mission-critical high-speed data services. Dow Chemical will combine the Motorola MTS4 with the Motorola MTS1 TETRA base station, a comprehensive coverage solution that can be rapidly installed and commissioned. Due to its small rugged form factor and IP66 weather resistant enclosure, the Motorola MTS1 can be used for indoor or outdoor wide area coverage applications. Motorola Solutions’ TETRA portfolio comprises infrastructure solutions, terminals, applications and services, which are currently used in over 120 countries around the world. To date, Motorola Solutions has sold more than 2 million TETRA terminals worldwide, confirming its technology and market leadership in digital radio communications for mission-critical operations. 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.   SUPPORTING QUOTES  Kees Deurloo, project manager, Dow Chemical in the Benelux “We are always striving to connect chemistry and innovation, generating new ways to solve global challenges and to improve the work of our employees around the world. This is why we have chosen the future-proof TETRA technology from Motorola Solutions, which provides us with the best terminals and infrastructure on the market and enables our workers to complete their tasks as securely and efficiently as possible.”  Rob Sliedrecht, director, Government & Public Safety, Motorola Solutions, Netherlands & Belgium “Working closely with our longstanding partner, Flash Services, we will deliver our market-leading TETRA digital two-way radio terminals and infrastructure to Dow Chemical. This will ensure reliable and secure mission-critical communications for the workers, providing them with optimised situational awareness and support for completing tasks in such a demanding environment.”  Marcel Koelewijn, sales manager Benelux, Flash Services Netherlands & Belgium  “We have longstanding experience in the delivery of TETRA communications solutions for highly demanding applications in the chemical and refining industry. Together with our partner Motorola Solutions, we will equip Dow Chemical with best-in-class terminals and infrastructure. We are looking forward to support this leading enterprise with our expertise and our full-service concept.”  *Compared to an ETSI specification radio, using the HATA Urban Model   SUPPORTING RESSOURCES  Website: Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions TETRA Two-Way Radio TechnologyTwitter: @MotPublicSafety @MotSolsEMEALinkedIn: Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions Public Safety Press Contacts Motorola Solutions:Elvan LindbergMotorola SolutionsMobile: +46 707448893Elvan.Lindberg@motorolasolutions.com Susanne StierMotorola SolutionsMobile: + 49 1726161773Susanne.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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