TETRA News snippets March2019

Damm Partners with South Korean Firm for Maritime Communications utilising TETRA technology
March, 2019
Damm Cellular System formed an alliance with system partner SEANET Marineplanet and Daeyang to provide mission-critical communications for the maritime industry.
Daeyang, a South Korean company specializing in communication systems for naval ships and submarines, integrated the Damm TETRA system into its WIRAS-III wireless interior communication system. The system allows the ship’s crew to communicate wirelessly with each other inside or outside the ship and thereby helps marine customers ensure worker safety and keep operations running.
SEANET Marineplanet, a local expert in offshore communication systems, has a history of success in critical communications. Ranging from consultancy to engineering services, SEANET is an expert in implementing TETRA solutions. For this naval project, they implemented one four-carrier indoor base station for each ship.
“DAMM was chosen by our client because it offers the most powerful and yet energy-efficient system as well as decentralized architecture,” said Yoon-Ki Ryu, CEO of SEANET Marineplanet. “DAMM secures availability in the most critical scenarios. Even in extreme weather conditions and where time is of the essence, DAMM can still meet the high military standards.”

Hytera provides TETRA solution for Jakarta MRT Line 1
Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor Hytera, together with its partner NEC, supplied its MRT communication solution for MRT Jakarta Line 1 Phase 1. that connects Lebak Bulus and Bundaran HI with a total length of 15.7 km and consists of 13 stations (7 elevated stations and 6 underground stations). The MRT line is estimated to serve 212,000 passengers per day and the expected capacity may be maxed out to 960,000 per day. Hytera supplied its mature Metro Communication Solution to equip the project, that featured TETRA system with full redundancy, highly customized train borne radio, innovative dispatch and control system, as well as flexible frequency planning method. This highly tailored one-stop solution ensures smooth communication among train driver, station stop and control center. A reliable coverage design including ground, tunnel and building communications was also implemented.

Swedish Police Refresh TETRA Terminals with Sepura Devices
March, 2019
The Swedish Police chose Sepura TETRA terminals, supplied through regional partner Swedish Radio Supply, to refresh the national police fleet radios. The new agreement confirms that deployment will begin in May, with the radios supported for two years with possible future extensions. Swedish Radio Supply has supplied the Swedish Police with Rakel products since the beginning of 2006. In addition to the new agreement, Swedish Radio Supply has an existing agreement with the Swedish Police regarding service, support and accessories for the current terminal fleet. The Swedish Police chose Sepura’s SC21 TETRA portable terminal to upgrade its radios to a smaller, lighter rugged device. The Swedish Police is the largest radio user in Scandanavia.

Damm Supplies TETRA Network for Bolivian Tram Lines
March, 2019
ErvoCom chose Damm Cellular Systems TETRA infrastructure as part of its communications solution for the complete city tram lines in Cochabamba, Bolivia, providing transport services to more than 1 million people. Damm will deliver 11 outdoor base stations for voice and data communications. Apart from reliability, the flexibility and scalability of the system combined with the open application programming interface (API) were purchase factors. ErvoCom used the open API to integrate its TRAin DISpatcher TRADIS and Train Radio System TRS2090 implementing the Damm TetraFlex interface, allowing for seamless interaction between ErvoCom’s radio dispatcher solutions and DAMM’s TETRA base stations. The TRS2090 will transmit all voice and data for the passenger information, public announcement and emergency intercom systems to the operation control center (OCC). ErvoCom’s TRADIS will enable communications between the OCC and the train driver, passengers and service staff.

UK Metropolitan Police Service Invests in Sepura TETRA Terminals in Refresh
March, 2019
The Metropolitan Police Service selected Sepura’s SC2 series of TETRA terminals to replace its existing fleet in an agreement forming one of the largest single orders ever received by the U.K.-based TETRA device manufacturer. The decision to purchase Sepura terminals was taken after an extensive trial with the devices across numerous sites with varied teams within the force. The fleet will comprise both Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 terminals. The choice of terminal will be available to officers dependent on their operational requirement. This flexibility will be supported by a common user interface across devices ensuring that users will be familiar immediately with their allocated terminal. A bespoke software release was developed to deliver specific functionality, supporting the operational performance of the Metropolitan Police. With future innovation through the AppSPACE software environment, the new terminals will help to drive operational efficiencies. The fleet will number more than 32,000 terminals from the SC2 series and SRG3900 mobile series, supplemented by Sepura’s range of audio accessories. These will be deployed throughout 2019, with the first devices going live in May and all devices operational by December 2019.

Mississippi Utility Deploys TETRA Network from PowerTrunk, Bay Electronics
March, 2019
Cooperative Energy, a provider of wholesale electricity headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, selected Bay Electronics and PowerTrunk to deploy a digital TETRA radio network for its 11-member distribution cooperatives.
Cooperative Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative that provides electricity to more than 432,000 end users covering a service area that includes 55 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. The new 58-site TETRA radio system will provide advanced communication capability and radio coverage for roughly two-thirds the state of Mississippi.

Brazilian State Police Awards TETRA Contract to Sepura
April 2019
Sepura, in partnership with Hytera subsidiary Teltronic, was awarded a contract by the authority of the state of Goiás, Brazil, to supply TETRA radios to the local police forces. The police forces in Goiás state will deploy a fleet of more than 2,000 Sepura portable radios, alongside further radios from the Hytera range. The radios will provide the police force with a powerful radio featuring the latest in TETRA technology, presented in a compact form.