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Motorola wins second TETRA terminal tender in Berlin

Published on 15 June 2009

Motorola, Inc. has won a second terminal tender in Berlin to deliver digital public safety radio communications for the Federal State of Berlin
The CM500, one of several models Motorola will deliver as part of the new tender agreement
Framework agreement includes delivery of more than 14,000 terminals alongside accessories and services

Motorola, Inc., world leader in the development and deployment of TETRA communication solutions, today announced that it has won the second terminal tender in Berlin for delivering digital public safety radio communications for the Federal State of Berlin.

Motorola has been awarded a framework agreement from the project group for BOS digital radio in the Berlin Senate, for the delivery of 14,100 TETRA digital two-way radios, including accessories and services. The terminals will be used by the police and fire brigades as well as other security authorities and organizations. The agreement runs over a period of two years.

"Motorola is a professional supplier able to meet the comprehensive needs of all security authorities and organizations in Berlin with its products and solutions", explains Dr. Charlotta Flodell, Manager of BOS digital radio project group, Berlin. "With the TETRA digital two-way radios we are able to optimally support our public safety task forces."

The order includes the delivery of 10,000 MTP850 and MTP850Ex portable terminals, 250 TCR1000 portable terminals for undercover operations, as well as 3,850 CM5000 mobile radio units. The MTP850 features a lightweight, compact design and offers numerous functions for voice and data communications. The MTP850Ex is a particularly robust ATEX device which is specially designed for use in hazardous environments containing potentially explosive gas and dust. The TCR1000 is the smallest TETRA digital two-way radio currently available. Field teams can inconspicuously carry the device even under light clothing, allowing for both intuitive and discreet use.

Motorola delivers the CM5000 mobile radios with a range of different control elements tailored to the relevant operational area. The CM5000 is used for the simultaneous operation of analogue and digital radio devices in police and fire department vehicles. It will also be integrated into motorcycles of the Berlin police department and installed at control points.

Motorola's rugged, intuitive products undergo a series of rigorous tests to ensure superior quality and reliability under the most extreme conditions.

"We are delighted by the confidence that the Federal State of Berlin places in us with this agreement", says Alexander Burghardt, MSSI Vice President Central Europe & Russia, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola GmbH. "It is a good basis for cooperation with the Federal State of Berlin in the coming years."

The services stipulated in the framework agreement comprise hands-on training sessions run by Motorola for future users of the new TETRA devices. Motorola will also be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the products.

Motorola offers an extensive portfolio of end terminals and accessories to official authorities and organizations entrusted with public safety tasks. Motorola also has reliable local presence at its disposal with its BOS partner program. There will be at least one contact person available to customers for questions regarding sales, service and technical implementation in each of Germany's federal states. Motorola had already announced its first TETRA terminals tender win for Berlin in March this year.

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