Successful completion of this joint testing between CORP25 and XTS 2500 marks a great milestone in EADS Defence & Security commitment to providing public safety operations with world class communications.
Gatineau, Quebec (Vocus) May 14, 2010
EADS Defence & Security and Motorola, Inc. today announced successful completion of testing which demonstrated that the CORP25 radio network and Motorola XTS® 2500 radio were able to support the RCMP “O” Division system call and request to talk features. The testing took place in the laboratories of PlantCML’s R&D Centre in Gatineau, Quebec in March 2010.
In January of this year, EADS Defence & Security announced that it had been awarded the contract for deployment of its CORP25 digital radio communications network by the RCMP “O” Division in the province of Ontario, Canada. EADS Defence & Security is in the process of deploying its state of the art, open standard P25 IP-based digital public safety radio communication network, along with command and control centers, across Ontario as the new Central Region Operation Communication System.
Under a separate agreement, the RCMP “O” Division selected the Motorola XTS 2500 digital portable radio for use on the new Central Region communication system. The XTS 2500 delivers sophisticated features and advanced interoperable technology in a light, compact design. The XTS 2500 radio meets the Project 25 standard for interoperability and works on the Motorola ASTRO® 25 Network, in addition to the EADS CORP25 network.
“Successful completion of this joint testing between CORP25 and XTS 2500 marks a great milestone in EADS Defence & Security commitment to providing public safety operations with world class communications,” said Chuck Sackley, Vice President & General Manager, P25 Radio Network Solutions. “This is a tremendous achievement for EADS and Motorola; one that will serve as a model for future multi-vendor P25 deployments across Canada.”
“Interoperability is the key to effective communication solutions for public safety,” said Brenda Herold, corporate vice president, Motorola Worldwide Radio Solutions. “The recent successful testing shows Motorola’s commitment to working together with other P25 manufacturers to provide our customers with the smartest technology available in the marketplace today.”
About the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “O” Division (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provides federal policing services, contributing to efforts to ensure safe homes and safe communities in the Province of Ontario. The Division’s 1,537 members and employees are committed to the enforcement of federal statutes and to providing investigational assistance and protective security to other departments of the Federal Government and law enforcement agencies.
About EADS Defence & Security (http://www.eads.com)
EADS Defence & Security (DS) is a world leading provider of mission-critical communication and Command & Control solutions through its line of business Security and Communication Solutions and operational business units of PlantCML in the US and Canada.
EADS Defence & Security is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2009, DS – with around 21,000 employees – achieved revenues of $6.94 billion CDN. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of $55 billion CDN and employed a workforce of about 119,000.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
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