Dmr | 2019-03-26

Motorola Solutions Modernises Radio Communications System of Polish Prison Service for Increased Safety

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Project includes new MOTOTRBOTM Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology, plus supporting software and services

Motorola Solutions’ local partners Aksel and Siltec have been selected in a tender by the Polish Prison Service to fulfill the public contract to modernize the communications system. Under the contract all penal institutions in Poland will be equipped with state-of-the-art MOTOTRBOTM Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology from Motorola Solutions to replace the analogue radio infrastructure with a proven digital radio communication solution. The experienced consortium will modernise the public safety radio communications systems according to the 2016 Act “Programme for the Modernisation of the Prison Service in 2017-2020.”

The modernisation project represents an important milestone in the deployment of the digital radio communications system for the Polish Prison Service. Within the framework of the project, the consortium of Aksel and Siltec delivers future-leading MOTOTRBO digital radio technology from Motorola Solutions including DM4600e base stations, DP4601e portable, DM4601e mobile two-way radios as well as SLR5500 repeaters. The new system also includes the ConSEL dispatching software to manage the system.

The next-generation technology provides highly improved quality, reliability and coverage as well as secure encryption of voice communications in prison facilities and convoy vehicles of the Polish Prison Service. The GPS tracking function has also crucial functions allowing increased levels of security for officers operating at penal institutions. This is a crucial element for localising the position of convoy vehicles or officers in prison facilities. Moreover, the mission-critical communications system can be expanded for future interoperability with other public safety agencies and organisations in Poland.

“The DMR tender award in Poland reinforces our position as a trusted market and technology leader in providing mission-critical communications solutions together with our longstanding local partners,” adds Viv Francis, vice president, channel sales EMEA at Motorola Solutions. “The transformation of the analogue radio system to the latest digital radio standard means a fundamental qualitative change and improvement in the communications of the Polish Prison Service – today and in the future.”

The complete modernisation of the Polish Prison Service radio system to become a fully functional, next-generation DMR system, will be finalised in 2020.