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Motorola Solutions to upgrade Taiwan’s police network

Motorola Solutions supports the prime contractor, Mercuries Data Systems Ltd (MDS), to upgrade the Taiwan National Police Agency to a new, mission-critical communications network.

The project, which has a total contract value of USD $128 million, will focus on the Taiwan Police Communication Office, National Police Agency of the Ministry of the Interior.

Motorola Solutions says the four-year project will deliver a secure and resilient private communications system to support public safety and protection in Taiwan.

It says the upgrade to advanced, digitally encrypted radio communications based on the P25 standard is the most significant modernisation of Taiwan's mission-critical communication system in almost two decades.

Motorola Solutions says it will provide Taiwan's police agencies and civil defence and other specialist units with higher quality coverage, new security features, and stronger links to enable seamless communication between cities and regional areas.

Taiwan National Police's chief of mobility communication section, Li Guan Ying, says the upgrade will provide significant efficiencies for police agencies, enhancing communication and operational capabilities.

“Taiwan has undergone significant urban planning and development in recent years which has transformed the environment that we operate within,” Li says.

“Our new radio system has been designed to keep officers connected to secure and reliable communication at all times and in any circumstance, from underground railway stations to bustling city areas and beyond,” he added.

Motorola Solutions says the upgrade will allow communications to be extended via its secure platform, WAVE PTX. The company says the advanced service will instantly connect teams across different devices, networks and locations, enabling multiple public safety agencies to collaborate with instant voice and data communication via broadband networks.

Motorola Solutions' vice president for the Asia Pacific, Steve Crutchfield, says the upgraded communications network would meet the daily needs of Taiwan's public safety agencies while providing greater flexibility and resilience to cope with peak events and disasters.

“The new communications system will help Taiwan's police services to respond to public calls for assistance with greater speed, precision and confidence,” he says.

“Public safety agencies also need to be ready to respond at a moment's notice. With the WAVE PTX platform, Taiwan's public safety teams, volunteers and other frontline workers will all be able to connect to instant push-to-talk communications anywhere and anytime - regardless of the type of device they carry or the network they are connected to.

Motorola Solutions offers public safety and enterprise security. The company says its solutions in land mobile radio communications, video security and access control and command center software, bolstered by managed and support services, create an integrated technology ecosystem to help make communities safer and businesses stay productive and secure.

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