PowerTrunk rolls out TETRA for a fourth US airport

PowerTrunk has provided a new TETRA system at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in collaboration with Rockwell Collins. EWR is the primary airport serving the US state of New Jersey.

This is the fourth TETRA project that has been awarded to PowerTrunk by Rockwell Collins as part of a programme to upgrade the latter’s ARINC GLOBALinkSM network in use at several airport locations across the country. In addition to Newark, the other US airports using the PowerTrunk TETRA networks owned and operated by Rockwell Collins are Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK).

EWR’s TETRA network is employed for mission critical airline and aviation ground-based communication and enhances operations and services for airline ramp area personnel, passenger services, ground handlers, terminal security teams, and other ground staff working at the airport. TETRA’s outstanding background noise cancellation capabilities makes it particularly suited for use in noisy environments such as airports, and it also provides users with improved radio frequency spectrum efficiency, and the ability to support multiple simultaneous conversations, including simultaneous voice and data in the same call.

The Newark Liberty TETRA system also has direct connectivity into the near-by JFK airport network, which is located only about 35 miles away, thereby facilitating communication and coordination between users at each airport when necessary.

“We are once again very pleased to work with Rockwell Collins in upgrading their airport land mobile radio systems with TETRA technology,” said Jose Martin, CEO of PowerTrunk. “This latest implementation also further reinforces our presence in the New Jersey and New York area, where we are already providing TETRA coverage for thousands of other users, such as for the New Jersey Transit state-wide TETRA network through Nokia Solutions and Networks as the prime contractor, and for the MTA/NYCT bus radio network project underway for New York City through Parsons Transportation Group.”