Motorola and Cleartone Announce Agreement for Enhanced TETRA Gateway / Repeater Mobile Radio
Relationship Enhances Motorola’s TETRA Portfolio and Provides Wider Market Access to Proven Cleartone TETRA Technology
Basingstoke, UK – 15th February 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a long-term development and supply relationship with Cleartone Telecoms Ltd, UK, to design and manufacture an enhanced Gateway / Repeater Mobile Radio that will work seamlessly with Motorola’s existing TETRA portfolio. The addition of the Gateway / Repeater mobile radio to Motorola’s extensive TETRA terminal portfolio will deliver significant benefits and added features to public safety, military, transportation and other TETRA radio users through a common user interface and feature set, resulting in more effective training and support delivery.
The use of Gateway / Repeater Mobile radios can deliver operational benefits for many users through the enhancement of radio coverage in certain situations. In addition to operating as a standard TETRA Mobile radio, the Gateway / Repeater can enhance communications through two additional operating modes:
As a Gateway, rebroadcasting and extending communications from the TETRA network (TMO) to radios operating off-network in “back-to-back” mode (DMO).
As a Repeater, extending the range of DMO communications by rebroadcasting, or repeating signals from radios in DMO operation.
Motorola will distribute the new Gateway / Repeater Mobile to all TETRA markets though its extensive distribution channel. Customers will further benefit from Motorola’s global product support and training programmes. The new product will initially operate in the 380-430 MHz frequency band and will be available during the second half of 2006.
Charles Couchman, product manager, Motorola TETRA subscribers, comments: “This product is an important addition to Motorola’s product portfolio. This new product is designed to complement Motorola’s existing products, and builds on the success of our TETRA portfolio. We are extending our broader radio products by working with Cleartone and this deal recognises not only the important contribution made by Cleartone to TETRA, but Motorola’s commitment to deliver complete solutions to its customers.”
Ed Balding, Managing Director, Cleartone, said: “Working with Motorola provides an exciting opportunity for us to provide a broader range of services to our existing customers, and to reach new ones in the process. Two companies working closely together such as this can only benefit the TETRA user community by providing seamlessly integrated products.
TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) is an open digital trunked radio standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional mobile radio users. www.motorola.com/tetra
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Cleartone Telecoms is a UK company that has been manufacturing and supplying VHF and UHF radio communications products for the emergency services both in the UK and overseas for over 25 years. The Company is located South Wales where all product design, development, manufacturing and sales are based. Product portfolio consists of Tetra mobile and associated products together with mobile data systems, automatic number plate recognition systems (ANPR) and a range of analogue / digital mobile video systems.
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