Munich upgrades radio comms platform


Motorola has been awarded a contract to upgrade its existing TETRA digital two-way radio system at Munich Airport. Part of the upgrade involves equipping the airport with a new dispatch console which will allow Munich to expand its communications infrastructure in the future without interrupting existing services. Two new TETRA base stations for improved TETRA radio coverage in the terminal buildings will also be installed.

The airport has also started a pilot project for the potential introduction of a broadband push-to-talk (PTT) system called WAVE. The aim of the pilot is to assess how airport staff can communicate, no matter which device or infrastructure is being used.

WAVE connects the TETRA system used by administrative staff with service management employees who join the broadband platform via smartphones, computers, other radios or telephones, meaning that staff across the airport can communicate with one another from virtually any location.

“We have been working with the TETRA two-way digital radio system since 2007,” said Michael Zaddach, head of the IT service division at Flughafen München GmbH. “The update of our TETRA infrastructure enables us to further improve our communications in airport operations and make our processes even more efficient.”



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