September 23, 2008
Oslo Lufthavn AS Upgrades IP System with Motorola
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Oslo Lufthavn AS (Gardermoen Airport) has awarded an upgrade contract to Motorola (News - Alert). With this upgraded contract, Oslo Lufthavn AS can look to transform its existing system to Motorola’s next-generation Dimetra IP Compact TETRA system.
Supporting growth as user demand and budgets allow, the new Dimetra IP Compact is a scalable solution offering users the choice of structured deployment. Customers can first test the waters with a basic voice system and add features and capacity as their needs grow. After being part of the airport’s launch 10 years ago, Motorola says the company is delighted to be extending the long term relations it has built with the Oslo Lufthavn team.
The company believes that this agreement reflects Motorola’s expertise in delivering business critical communications solutions and taking the capabilities of TETRA to the diverse, commercial market.
Advancing the airport’s existing first-generation TETRA network, the upgrade to Motorola’s ETSI (News - Alert) TETRA compliant Dimetra IP system is expected to be in place by the end of the year. It will offer enhanced security, efficiency and communication across the airport for both workers and passengers alike.
This agreement provides optional services such as telephony and data services, including multi-slot packet data (MSPD) offering up to 28.8kbps gross data transfer. This also facilitates the delivery of truly integrated voice and data communications. Motorola’s TETRA air interface encryption and end-to-end encryption (E2EE) solutions also provide the opportunity to enhance the security.
Motorola feels that the company’s Dimetra IP Compact is gaining momentum around the globe and today’s announcement demonstrates this factor. The agreement follows recent deployment contracts for Cologne Airport in Germany and three international airports in India.
“The upgrade decision to deploy Motorola’s Dimetra IP Compact was a straightforward one, given the long relationship we enjoy with them and the trust we have established regarding the high quality of its products and services,” said Tore Myhre, head of IT at Oslo Lufthavn AS.
“Improving the customer experience when at the airport and helping the staff on the ground work smarter are integral to our operations. In deploying this new IP communications infrastructure we feel we can achieve more efficient processes in and around the airport and an even better service for our travelers,” added Myhre.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart