Modern Terminals adopts Motorola digital radio system

HONG KONG (11/24/2003) - Following the recent Hong Kong Police implementation, Modern Terminal Ltd. has also implemented the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system and is Asia's first TETRA project for the port industry, stated Motorola Inc.

TETRA provides a digital trunked radio system to support voice and data communications to manage the container traffic, as well as to strengthen terminal security. The system mainly facilitates work order dispatch, container tracking and logistics coordination.

With the network in place, engineers and security personnel are all equipped with portable radios to coordinate, supervise and monitor daily operations. Mobile radios are also installed on the cranes to facilitate communications between crane operators, terminal supervisors and equipment maintenance personnel.

"We chose this system because it delivers greater voice clarity, enables us to serve a larger user population with fewer channels and has added security features," said Erik Bogh Christensen, managing director at Modern Terminals. "These advantages help to make the running of a terminal more efficient for us."

The improved voice quality and efficient channel allocation aims to enable all terminal personnel to communicate with ease, speed and accuracy, said Motorola. Additional features within the digital trunked radio system include short data services and "talkgroup" communication.

The system initially serves at Modern Terminals' Container Terminal Nine and will later be followed by Container Terminals One, Two and Five.

"Motorola is honored to supply our TETRA system for Modern Terminals," said F.L. Leow, vice president, Motorola Asia Pacific. "We look forward to growing our partnership with Modern Terminals."

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