Simoco wins Bahrain airport DMR deal
Manama, February 19, 2014
Simoco Group, a leading mobile radio specialist, has won a five-year contract to deliver an advanced digital mobile radio (DMR) solution with its partner United Commercial Agencies (UCA) for the Bahrain International Airport.
The contract follows Simoco’s demonstrations of its DMR range during the Bahrain International Airshow last month.
The technology will addresses a number of issues the airport operator faced with its current communications system, which includes poor coverage and low channel capacity, said a statement.
The airport will see the deployment of Simoco Xd Tier III trunked radio system, specifically designed for users requiring call management, call routing and wide-area multi-site working.
The products include 500 SDP660 portables and 100 SDM610 mobile radios with voice recording, and will help the airlines and ground handling company improve their operations and efficiency in the airport, it said.
Tony King, technical director of UCA, said: “Simoco’s DMR system is viewed as the latest technology with exceptional value for money. It offered Bahrain International Airport much higher availability and more features than the Tetra system.”
“In addition, it can be fully integrated with the existing phone system in the airport. UCA will be implementing the system as well as providing maintenance and operational support,” he said.
Chris Moore, EMEA business development director at Simoco, said: “Our consultations with current and prospective customers have shown that Simoco’s systems provide significantly better audio coverage, traffic capacity and superior quality plus they can often be configured within 24 hours – all at an affordable price point.” - TradeArabia News Service