Back in the day, around 2006, the Heathrow and Gatwick radio systems were the envy of many, many businesses, a cutting-edge Motorola analogue trunking system with individual and group setup, that could broadcast messages out across the site or talk to individual radios, something that is taken for granted these days with our digital systems. The Gatwick system has been upgraded and been given the digital touch.
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 enhancedÂ voice and data communications, the newly installed system connects 1,300 peopleÂ in the airport’sÂ airside and groundside teams.
Mototrbo Capacity Max will also double the capacity of Gatwickâs current analogue network.
Various applications, such as TRBOnet PLUS and iBeacon, were given along with Mototrbo Capacity Max to improve its data performance.
TRBOnet PLUSÂ is a dispatcher application thatÂ allows voice recording, mapping and event logging in the control room, while theÂ iBeacon indoor positioning application sends alerts to individual radios based on location.
Gatwick Airport IT project manager Simon Telling said: âWe chose Motorola Solutionsâ 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.
âWe have experienced significant growth over the past decade and we are now approaching the limits of our previous analogue system.
âMigrating 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.â
The new Motorola solution will also enable Gatwickâs 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.