Police get better radios

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The Federal Police Commission replaced its analog system and is now using a new digital land mobile radio installed by Motorola Solutions.
The deployed ASTRO25 secure land mobile system covers Addis Ababa, making the federal police communication system more reliable.
The new digital system utilizes four installed microwaves in four areas of the city, can currently work within a radius of 100km but potentially it can work up to 800 km. The radios also have a long battery life.
The commission also plans to use the radios for text and video communications.
“We have to do our work with a better system, it can enable us to communicate with police staff more efficiently. Critical communication is a core component of police work,’’ said Commissioner Endsashew Tassew. Understanding the importance of a truly reliable and secure communications system led us to partner with Motorola Solutions.
Yuval Hanan, Esat Africa Region Manager for Motorala said; “We are proud to partner with the commission in their adoption of advanced digital secure mission critical to communication technology and this system allow interoperability with additional public safety.’’
Globally, the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Market is expected to have significant growth over the forecast period. Emergence of push-to-talk over cellular systems and increasing demand for public security equipment are expected to be driving factors for the development of Land Mobile Radio Market over the next few years.
The Land Mobile Radio market is differentiated by type, technology, frequency, and end-users.
Motorola Solutions, Inc., JVCKenwood Corporation, Harris Corporation, Thales Group, and Hytera Communications Corporation Limited are the major five players operating in the global land mobile radio system market. Motorola Solutions, Inc. held the largest share among top five players with a share of 38.73%, in 2017, followed by JVCKenwood Corporation and Harris Corporation with respective shares of 12.17% and 10.65%.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola, Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phone division into Motorola Mobility in 2011.