Motorola’s TETRA Radio with Imaging Solution Wins Prestigious Award for “Best TETRA Innovation”

International TETRA Awards Recognizes Motorola Solutions´ Excellence in Two Categories

March 10, 2014

Motorola Solutions, Inc. , a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, is pleased to announce that it has won two of the seven categories at the International TETRA Awards. The independent jury named the Motorola MTP6750 Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) portable radio with its Photograph and Intelligence Communication System as “Best TETRA Innovation.”

Together with its customer Queensland Gas Cooperation (QGC), Motorola won the category “Best Use of TETRA in Utilities” for one of the largest TETRA digital radio networks in Australia, which has enabled QGC to use the TETRA network for all of its critical communications in the field.

The award-winning Motorola MTP6750 was launched last year as the world´s first mission-critical imaging solution for frontline officers. The TETRA handheld offers an integrated 5-megapixel camera and the Photograph and Intelligence Communications System (PICS) image management solution. Through PICS, images captured on the MTP6750 can be managed, authenticated and shared within a public safety organisation´s existing workflows, enabling verification of captured images at any point and reducing the chance of evidence being deemed unusable in a prosecution.

Motorola also was named as a finalist in the Best TETRA Innovation category for ‘Making Bluetooth relevant and appropriate for mission- and business-critical users’ and the Green TETRA Award for the ‘MTS1 solar and wind power’ TETRA base station.

The International TETRA Awards, a collaboration between the TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and TETRA Today, are designed to recognize excellence in the field of TETRA radio communications in both mission-critical and business-critical organizations and took place end of February in London.

Key Facts for MTP6750:

  • The TETRA handheld enables a wide range of data connectivity options, including integrated Bluetooth®, Multi-Slot Packet Data and support for TETRA Enhanced Data Services (TEDS).
  • The integrated WAP browser with WAP Push capability allows the user to access information sources such as databases and view images on the large screen and for images to be pushed directly to the user, rapidly sharing valuable intelligence.
  • The MTP6750 offers an integrated direct-mode repeater. Working range can be further extended by up to 14 percent through the radio’s Class 3L (1.8W) transmit power capability and best-in-class receiver sensitivity.
  • Together with the Photograph and Intelligence Communications System (PICS), Motorola offers a full End-to-End Image Management Solution: PICS covers three key areas – Integrated Terminal Management (iTM), Indelible Digital Marking and Application Programming Interface (API).

SUPPORTING QUOTES

Jeff Spaeth, corporate vice president and general manager, Global Radio Portfolio , Motorola Solutions
“It is a great pleasure to see that a highly regarded expert jury has recognized the value of our innovative Motorola MTP6750, which is the first TETRA handheld radio with an integrated 5-megapixel camera for image capture and an image management system, PICS, for users in public safety. This award marks again the leadership of Motorola in providing continuous innovation to mission-critical users.”

Steve Young, vice president and head of global TETRA products, Motorola Solutions
“We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards in two categories, which represent important areas for us – product innovation and the utilities sector as a key vertical. Together with the Queensland Gas Cooperation (QGC), we have deployed one of the largest state-of-the-art TETRA networks that is used for voice and data transmission.”