- Motorola Solutions and Queensland Communications Launch Australia’s First Digital Mobile Radio Network
Motorola Solutions today launched its MOTOTRBO™ Connect Plus two-way digital mobile radio (DMR) system, with a demonstration of its first commercial deployment in Australia at CeBIT 2011.
Deployed by Motorola Solutions partner Queensland Communications, the new multi-site DMR network is the first of its kind nationally, and builds on Motorola Solutions’ longstanding heritage in mission-critical grade technology, combining the clarity, extended range and security of digital two-way radio with data applications such as text messaging, location tracking and dispatch capability.
The solution provides a cost-effective way for enterprises to extend coverage across multiple sites and enables increased productivity and safety for mobile work teams, such as those in the transport and logistics, local government, waste management and security industries.
The new Connect Plus network is currently being deployed across the greater Brisbane area. Businesses will be able to subscribe to the network through Queensland Communications, eliminating the need for them to build and operate their own digital radio communication infrastructure.
The Queensland Communications system will deliver six sites across the greater Brisbane area by July 2011, and an additional 14 sites across Newcastle, Wollongong and Canberra by the end of 2011.
Connect Plus extends coverage across one to six sites with a capacity of up to 29 talk paths and 2,900 users per site. The system forms part of the Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO™ digital mobile radio platform.
The scalable voice and data system utilises industry-standard Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) technology, to deliver clear audio, integrated data applications and increased capacity with less infrastructure.
The high-capacity voice and integrated data communication system includes text messaging and GPS for location tracking. Key capabilities include priority status, call queuing, dynamic site roaming, dynamic site assignment and network management.
Connect Plus will be sold and maintained through Motorola Solutions’ national network of radio partners. Mastercom is the first to build and deploy a network in Australia.
The system will be demonstrated at CeBIT 2011, Sydney from May 31 - June 2, 2011.
“Connect Plus provides us with an extremely adaptable platform to tailor-make radio solutions for our customers. Digital is now a prerequisite for many of our customers, and this scalable platform gives them the means to deploy what they need today with room to grow tomorrow. The network provides a great opportunity for existing analogue customers to take advantage of newer digital features and applications. We believe the network will also appeal to cellular mobile network users who require a resilient, time-critical means of communication over large geographic areas,” said Hamish Duff, Managing Director, Queensland Communications.