Dmr | Lte | 2019-04-30

Motorola Solutions Joins Local Partners to Deliver Advanced Communications Network in New Zealand

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

A state-of-the-art digital communications network based on Motorola Solutions’ technology will enable New Zealand’s commercial organisations to reach new levels of safety and productivity.

The OC3 (Orion Converged Communications Core) will be powered by Motorola Solutions’ advanced, MOTOTRBO Capacity Max technology, providing highly secure and reliable voice communication, extensive coverage and access to feature-rich applications.

Modelled on a similar network in Australia, New Zealand’s Orion Network is being established by long-standing radio network operators and critical communications specialists CSE Genesis, a division of CSE New Zealand Limited, and TL Parker Ltd, in association with Motorola Solutions.

Motorola Solutions General Manager of radio channel for Australia and New Zealand, Dan Leppos, said the new network represents a major advancement for the company in New Zealand.

“With New Zealand’s services sector continuing to thrive and strong employment and GDP growth forecast in coming years, advanced communications will be essential to securing the country’s long-term prosperity,” Leppos said.

“New Zealand’s Orion network and OC3 suite of advanced applications draws on our successful partnership in delivering Australia’s largest commercial digital two-way radio network.

“Each year we invest around USD $500 million in research and development to deliver purpose-built technology for mission critical industries. New Zealand’s commercial organisations will benefit from that investment by accessing the Orion network,” he said.

CSE New Zealand Managing Director, Harry Singh, said the network is designed to meet the needs of any organisation with industrial and critical infrastructure.

“The Orion network will provide converged voice, data and video applications that integrate seamlessly with cellular networks. The infrastructure includes a nationwide radio communications network that can connect with other public and private broadband LTE and Wi-Fi networks, creating a bridge between data and voice services,” he said.

“The network will enable users to access a single platform of technologies to unify workgroups across their entire operations, regardless of the device they carry or where they are located.” Singh said.

TL Parker Limited Director and Owner Garry Parker said The Orion network is suited to a broad range of organisations, from utilities to transport and logistics operations, government departments and beyond.

”Secure and reliable communication between workgroups makes a big difference, especially in times of emergency to keep employees safe and informed as events unfold,” Parker said.

The network has already been rolled out in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and will be progressively extended across the nation for completion in 2020.

When complete, the network will also provide trans-Tasman connections linking the Orion network in New Zealand with all Australian states.