Motorola awarded contract by Jordan Armed Forces to supply TETRA radios
12:00 AM, February 25, 2009
Motorola will supply TETRA portable devices, including MTH800 terminals, MTM800 Enhanced mobiles and CM5000 TETRA Gateway repeaters for use on Jordan Armed Forces’s (JAF) TETRA network, providing increased security across Jordan. The contract was awarded to Motorola following an evaluation process that included comprehensive interoperability testing of the terminals on the customer's network. The shipment is the latest TETRA success for Motorola in the Middle East and North Africa region, which is currently experiencing rapid growth. In recent months Motorola has been awarded a number of contracts across this region and others for the provision of TETRA networks and terminals. "We are very pleased to be working with Jordan Armed Forces and providing our robust and reliable TETRA radios. It is great to have reached such an important milestone which has been achieved through our championing and development of TETRA technology worldwide. Our focus remains on developing and designing intuitive products that match the demands and needs of all different types of users across all continents. The market is continuing to grow and diversify and we are well placed to push the technology even further," said Manuel Torres, vice president and general manager, Motorola Government & Public Safety, EMEA. "Design for use is our philosophy, which stands for our commitment and support to designing and deploying devices that address the unique requirements of high risk situations. It enables users to focus on the mission, not the technology," said Jens Kristiansen, vice president, Motorola Government & Public Safety, Global Tetra Products. "We would not be able to meet the one million milestone with our TETRA products if we did not include real-life scenarios as part of the development process including the needs, for example, of firefighters in situations such as burning buildings. We ensure that communication is always ultra reliable and that the devices are designed specifically to support emotional and physical states of the users."
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