Motorola Digitises Massive China Port


Motorola Solutions has announced that it has successfully expanded and upgraded the TETRA digital radio trunking system for the Qinhuangdao Port – the largest energy export location in China – and has also provided the latest TETRA mission critical radios to further improve the reliability and efficiency of the port's daily operations.

This is Motorola Solutionssecond partnership with Qinhuangdao Port. The company also provided TETRA systems to a number of other ports in 2011 including Cangzhou and Caofeidian, both in China.

The TETRA system provided by Motorola Solutions for the expansion and upgrade of the Qinhuangdao Port includes nearly 2,000 units of the MTP3100 portable radio, multiple MTM5200 TETRA mobile radios and Dimetra Compact system with two base stations.

The upgraded TETRA system has a centralised recording subsystem to ensure a clear work assignment and accountability in port-dispatch.

Motorola claims that this provides a solid foundation for safer operations at the port.

In the future, the Qinhuangdao Port will be able to transmit data using the new base-stations and Motorola Solutions' TEDS-ready MTM5200 mobile radios. The new technology will enable the transmission of location information of gantry cranes, bridge cranes, and containers in the yard, as well as the data of a container's number, goods and other data in real time.

Michael Jiang, Chairman and President of Motorola Solutions in China, said: “We have maintained a long-standing, positive partnership with the Qinhuangdao Port. From earning their business in 2011 to the supply of several thousand units of the TETRA devices at the end of 2013, and the beginning of 2014, and again to the expansion and upgrade of the port across the board this year, Motorola Solutions has been striving to provide efficient and reliable digital radio communication solutions for China's port customers.”

The Qinhuangdao Port is currently the largest energy export port in China. As the main hub for shipping coal from the north to the south of the country, it shoulders the responsibility to supply coal for the 'eight provinces and one city' in the south.

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