London Gatwick Airport deploys new radio system from Motorola Solutions
US-based Motorola Solutions, along with its authorised channel partner Servicom, has debuted its new digital mobile radio (DMR) system, Mototrbo Capacity Max, at London Gatwick Airport.
Designed to provide enhanced voice and data communications, the newly installed system connects 1,300 people in the airport's airside and groundside teams.
Mototrbo Capacity Max will also double the capacity of Gatwick’s current analogue network.
Various applications, such as TRBOnet PLUS and iBeacon, were given along with Mototrbo Capacity Max to improve its data performance.
TRBOnet PLUS is a dispatcher application that allows voice recording, mapping and event logging in the control room, while the iBeacon indoor positioning application sends alerts to individual radios based on location.
Gatwick Airport IT project manager Simon Telling said: “We chose Motorola Solutions’ Mototrbo Capacity Max system not only for how resilient and secure it is, but because of the flexibility it offers us now and into the future.
“We have experienced significant growth over the past decade and we are now approaching the limits of our previous analogue system.
“Migrating to scalable, digital communications will double our capacity and bring new capabilities that will help us improve efficiency and safety for staff, retail partners and passengers across the airport.”
The new Motorola solution will also enable Gatwick’s central controllers to send off the closest employee to an incident, saving time.
The airport recorded more than 4.6 million in passenger traffic in July.
Image: Motorola’s new digital mobile radio system will double Gatwick’s analogue network capacity. Photo: courtesy of Motorola Solutions.