Cologne Bonn TETRA update

Cologne Bonn Airport is updating its TETRA network with technology supplied by Motorola Solutions. TETRA is used by a range of teams across the facility, including ramp agents, service personnel and logistics partners.

According to a statement, Motorola will deploy its DIMMER X Core system. This is designed to “enable highly secure voice and data communications to coordinate complex logistics, manage cargo and deliver improved passenger services.

“The system uses redundancy to prevent single-point failure risks, and will also make administration more efficient by enabling centralised management of the communications network.”

The company has also been awarded a ten-year service contract to “optimise network operations while also enabling technological advancements.”

Motorola corporate vice president, Michael Kaae, said: “The resilience of its communications networks is key to any airport’s ability to communicate, both for everyday operations and in times of emergency. The new system will deliver flexibility and scalability, helping the airport to meet the growing demands of modern aviation. Additionally, Cologne Bonn Airport’s largest shipping and distribution partners, who use the airport as a major logistics hub, will also be relying on the network.”

According to figures quoted by Motorola, Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the largest in Germany serving nearly nine million passengers and handling 971,000 tonnes of air cargo last year.