Kosovo Selects Motorola Canopy® Wireless Broadband Platform to Enhance Mission Critical Communications
KOSOVO - 13 March 2006 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, announced today that its Canopy™ wireless broadband platform has been deployed in Kosovo. Motorola, together with KPS and UNMIK initiated and implemented a private encrypted Voice over IP network using Motorola’s Canopy® Wireless for the Kosovo Police Service /UNMIK Police (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo).
Motorola and its subcontractors (NETRA Macedonia and InterAdria Kosovo) installed and linked more than 20 police stations at regional cities’ Headquarters and remotely located Police and Border Control stations all over Kosovo.
The system consists of Canopy backbone links of up to 60 Mbps and a VoIP gateway server, PBX telephony functions and remote location telephones.
The phone calls, data and video images packets are using Canopy’s built-in encryption and being transmitted over six Canopy links of over 200 Kilometers distance at an exceptional voice and data transfer quality. The links create a backbone of wireless LAN with distances for single link of up to 40 Kilometers.
A full management and control system of the Canopy links and the Voice over IP gateways provides a complete status of the network at any given time. System integration included equipment, software, PBX’s and services from different companies including AudioCodes. Each unit on the network is remotely controlled and enables software upgrades, performance review, log history and remote boot.
The Canopy wireless broadband platform proved its reliability and durability in Kosovo’s extreme weather conditions delivering an excellent Voice, Data and Video link at excellent fault proof rates.
Motorola’s professional teams provided a combined solution and ensured a tailored, cost-effective communication system that is best at its class, while utilizing the advanced Canopy wireless communications solution. Officers of The Kosovo Police force and the UNMIK reported that they were extremely satisfied with Motorola’s system and intend to proceed and connect all border control Stations.
Ron Landenberg, Manager of Communication Systems Operation Motorola added: “Wireless communication is an essential and critical tool for the KPS and UNMIK police. The KPS/UNMIK project underlines Motorola’s commitment to provide Integrated Solutions to public safety.”
About Motorola’s Canopy® platform
Winner of the 2005 SUPERquest Award for Continuous Achievement, Motorola’s Canopy platform is a robust, high-speed wireless broadband solution for cost-effective connectivity for private networks, such as governments or enterprises and for Internet service providers and carriers. The Canopy platform, part of the MOTOwi4 wireless access solutions, is a scalable, reliable platform that supports high speed broadband applications. Its superior performance promises one of the lowest total costs of ownership and is designed to significantly reduce a provider’s start-up, maintenance and leased-line costs. The Canopy point-to-point and point-to-multipoint system configurations are being deployed in more than 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at www.motorola.com/canopy and the online magazine Connections at www.connectwithcanopy.com
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com
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