Israel Railways awards communication contract to Motorola Solutions
Israel Railways will implement technology from Motorola Solutions to boost passenger safety and operational efficiency.
Motorola Solutions has been awarded a tender for supplying The Israel Railways Company with a new push-to-talk over cellular (POC) communication solution to improve efficiency and safety of operations. The company will supply up to 3,000 devices powered with WAVE™, Motorola Solutions’ work group communication service, allowing operational communication across the railway’s lines, offices and maintenance and logistical compounds. The solution is set to replace the railway company’s previous communication service ‘Mirs’, based on Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) technology.
According to the contract, Motorola Solutions will supply, install, operate and maintain the POC-based wireless communications system for Israel Railways for three years, with an optional extended period of five years. Hot Mobile will serve as the mobile network carrier.
WAVE will allow the railway company to benefit from a variety of key features and services for smooth and efficient operations. The solution eliminates the barriers between devices, networks and locations, and lets the right team members be part of the conversation. It will enable those on radios, smartphones, tablets and laptops to communicate seamlessly with one another. It will also allow users to easily share voice, text, photos, video and more with a group or individual at the push of a button – all from one PTT application.
Avraham Ben David, General Manager Motorola Solutions Israel, said: “We are proud of the opportunity to lead another strategic project for Israel Railways. Our mission-critical ecosystem of solutions along with our communications expertise will ensure the Railway gets the most advanced solution and reliable service.”