Motorola wins $8m Brisbane communications deal

Motorola wins $8m Brisbane communications deal

Network to provide integrated voice-and-data to mobile staff

Motorola has won a five-year $8 million contract to provide a voice-and-data solution over its own Zeon Digital network to Brisbane City Council.

According to a statement, Motorola will provide the Council with secure communications, GPS location services and data transmission over a two-way digital radio network. Mobile data, messaging, telephone interconnection and a duress alert would also be included in the integrated, fully managed communications package that Council staff would use on the road and in the office, the company said.

Motorola general manager for Zeon Digital, Steven Crutchfield, said the integrated communications package would be delivered as a fully managed service.

"It provides reliable, secure, clear and fast communications over a vast area, integrated into one solution," he said in a statement.

The service includes transition management, management of the network and related infrastructure services as well as the supply of hardware such as 1500 digital mobile phones and portable radios for use in Council vehicles. Motorola had invested $50 million in building its two-way digital radio network, Crutchfield said.

The network would provide integrated voice-and-data communications to buses, catamarans, service vehicles and personnel across greater Brisbane, according to the statement.

The Zeon Digital network was rolled out in Brisbane this year across some 10,000 square kilometres covering Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Caboolture and the Gold Coast, the statement said. Motorola launched Zeon Digital last year in greater Sydney and Melbourne.

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