Schleswig-Holstein moves to digital communications technology to keep cities safe

on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

25,000 Motorola Solutions digital TETRA radios for fire departments, emergency services and civil protection agencies will “keep cities safer”

IDSTEIN, GERMANY – Nov. 6, 2015 – The German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein has started the migration to TETRA digital, mission-critical communications radio technology for 1,500 non-police public-safety organizations. Used by fire departments, emergency services and civil protection agencies, the new Motorola Solutions devices will enable users to respond faster and more effectively to keep cities safe.

To mark this important milestone, Christoph Thomas, managing director, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH, personally delivered a specially designed MTP850FuG radio emblazoned with the crest of Schleswig-Holstein to the representatives of the regional authorities of the state.

Motorola Solutions was awarded the order by the Central Procurement Office of Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH). The company will deliver and deploy approximately 25,000 TETRA devices including MTP850FuG TETRA portable radios and MTM800FuG TETRA vehicle mobile radios, as well as accessories such as antennas, headsets and protective holsters.

The robust and reliable TETRA digital radio solutions have been developed for mission-critical users and support end-to-end encryption in accordance with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to ensure highest security standards. Encryption protects radio communications from being heard by people for which they aren’t intended, including criminals. The radios also have an intuitive user interface for ease of use in moments when every second counts.

“The TETRA digital radios from Motorola Solutions succeeded during the EU-wide mobile radio tender for our non-police public safety authorities in Schleswig-Holstein,” explained Hans-Adolf Bilzhause, managing director of the GMSH, which conducted the tender for the communal state associations of Schleswig-Holstein. “The comprehensive assessment revealed that the radios are the best solution for secure communications of fire departments, emergency services and civil protection in Schleswig-Holstein.”