Motorola Solutions Enhances Safety and Efficiency at Leipzig/Halle Airport
- German Airport is the first implementation of Motorola Solutions’ newly released and fully scalable DIMETRA X Core TETRA system in Germany.
- Geo-redundant DIMETRA TETRA system will replace existing DIMETRA IP Compact TETRA infrastructure at one of Europe’s most modern airports.
- Motorola Solutions’ DIMETRA X Core system is built for long-term performance – with enhanced cybersecurity and advanced capabilities for moving to mobile broadband.
COLOGNE/IDSTEIN, Germany – November 27, 2017 – Motorola Solutions will provide Leipzig/Halle Airport with its new DIMETRA X Core TETRA system. The airport in the federal state of Saxony is the first customer for the brand-new TETRA system in Germany. The fully scalable system will replace the existing Motorola DIMETRA IP Compact TETRA infrastructure which has been successfully deployed at the airport since 2008 for mission-critical voice and data communications.
The new DIMETRA X Core system features an efficient software-defined core to further reduce system operating costs as well as deliver enhanced cybersecurity features to protect against ever increasing threats. The system has been designed to ensure highly reliable performance for the next 15 years and beyond. Additionally, a service contract with Motorola Solutions provides Leipzig/Halle Airport users with access to technical support teams and resources for troubleshooting and maintenance.
Motorola Solutions’ DIMETRA X Core will connect more than 2,000 users at Leipzig/Halle Airport and enable secure and reliable mission-critical communications across the entire site. The system will be used by ramp agents, baggage handlers and service personnel who will operate existing Motorola Solutions TETRA radios on the system.
“Our new DIMETRA X Core is an ideal replacement for existing DIMETRA TETRA systems,” said Klaus-Dieter Drossel, sales director for key accounts, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH. “The system will enhance and prolong the life of existing radio access networks like the infrastructure that has been successfully deployed at Leipzig/Halle Airport for the last 13 years. DIMETRA X Core enables TETRA users to get the most out of their existing DIMETRA TETRA network while preparing for future mobile broadband capabilities. We are convinced that TETRA will remain the choice for public safety and enterprise users, especially in high performance mission-critical environments like airports, utilities, oil and gas, and public transport. This is why we will continue to invest in both TETRA and new mobile broadband-based, mission-critical solutions.”
“We have been relying on Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radio solutions since 2008,” says Eric Schmidt, team lead, IT operations, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG. “Due to the reliability and performance of the technology, we decided to update the centrepiece of our TETRA system, in collaboration with our longstanding partner. Implementing the new Motorola Solutions DIMETRA X Core system was a logical step for us since it provided the capacity and capabilities we needed to successfully ensure mission-critical communications for our users.”
With its modern, software-centric architecture, DIMETRA X Core´s advanced capabilities allow customers to integrate mobile broadband capabilities when the time is right, while protecting their investment in the radio area network. DIMETRA X Core features a software-defined core and smart interfaces as well as regular DIMETRA software updates to keep the network operating at the peak of its performance and give users access to new capabilities as they are developed. Users are also prepared for WAVETM push-to-talk solutions and intelligent middleware interfaces that extend voice communications and applications when TETRA and mobile broadband technologies converge.