Motorola wins two fire department tenders in Danish province of Zealand
Published on 13 January 2010
Motorola, who recently supplied terminals to Denmark's North Zealand Fire Department, have partnered with Finland's Savox on the project. They worked closely with both departments to understand their specific requirements and rolled out the terminals by the conclusion of 2009. In addition to providing seamless communication and user safety, the intrinsically safe MTP810Ex and MTP850Ex offer class leading ATEX specifications that allow for use in high-risk environments containing potentially explosive gas, dust and water as well as a powerful set of features that utilize the capability of TETRA.
"In our profession fast communication is paramount and we wanted to equip our fire services personnel with robust, safe and secure products that allow them to focus on the job at hand. Motorola is a global leader in the design, development and deployment of TETRA and ATEX products and their solutions were perfect for our requirements" said Peter Søe, fire chief, Guldborgsund Fire. "With these terminals we are able to keep our task forces safe and informed at all times."
The ATEX TETRA terminals have been designed to be intuitive and easy to use in hazardous environments and include a host of state of the art features. These include an integrated GPS receiver that can locate personnel, improving user safety and resource management as well as an internal "Man Down" alert. This is a fully integrated solution that triggers an emergency procedure when the carrier of the radio remains motionless for a period of time.
Both terminals include a simplified keypad with a large button surface that makes them easy to use with gloves and their weight is also just enough to ensure the user can feel that the product is there. The easy to use interface includes large scalable display fonts and icons to facilitate operation in difficult environments with limited visibility.
"We are delighted to win the ATEX tenders with the Zealand Fire Departments" says Manuel Torres, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola, EMEA. "Our expertise and innovation in TETRA and the public safety market is unrivalled and we look forward to working with further fire departments in Denmark."
Motorola's ATEX TETRA radios are part of Motorola's fire and rescue portfolio which includes solutions for alerting, mobilisation, incident support and fire ground communications. These rugged, intuitive products undergo a series of rigorous tests to ensure superior quality and reliability under the most extreme conditions.
Recently Motorola´s ATEX devices have been certified at IP65 (Ingress Protection Code) standards. The higher standard will benefit the emergency services industry where seamless communication and safety is imperative. Whilst the devices are already certified against gas and dust in hazardous environments, the new certification confirms additionally the durability against water, such as high power water jets and heavy seas.
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