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Munich Airport orders TETRA upgrade from Motorola Solutions, will trial WAVE

Motorola Solutions has received an order to update and extend the TETRA radio system it supplied to Munich Airport, Germany’s second largest airport. According to Motorola Solutions, the updated communications infrastructure will ensure greater connectivity, interoperability and collaboration between various business and operational functions. Motorola Solutions will also provide services for ensuring smooth operations.

As part of the order, Motorola Solutions will supply Munich Airport with a MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Console. This will enhance the IP architecture to ensure optimum call set up and availability and will allow Munich Airport to expand its communications infrastructure in the future without interrupting existing services. Motorola Solutions will also install two TETRA base stations for improved TETRA radio coverage in the terminal buildings.


Munich Airport has also started a pilot project to assess Motorola SolutionsWAVE broadband push-to-talk (PTT) platform. It can connect the TETRA system used by administrative staff with service management employees who join the broadband platform via smartphones, computers, other radios or telephones, meaning that staff across the airport can communicate with one another from virtually any location.


“We have been working with Motorola Solutions’ TETRA two-way digital radio system since 2007,” said Michael Zaddach, head of the IT service division at Flughafen München GmbH. “The update of our TETRA infrastructure enables us to further improve our communications in airport operations and make our processes even more efficient.” 

“We are collaborating closely with Munich Airport to provide a future-proof TETRA digital two-way radio network,” said Klaus-Dieter Drossel, sales director for key accounts, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH. “We are also pleased that Munich Airport is testing our broadband push-to-talk platform WAVE, and we are certain that it will enable airport staff to work together more closely, no matter which device or network they use.”

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