Hytera completed the installation of a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) system at the expanded Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, the second holiest city in Islam after Mecca, for operator TIBAH Airports Development Co.Cordova Wireless: Alaska PSAP Incapable of Indoor Location, E9-1-1 Data
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The airport, the fourth biggest and busiest in Saudi Arabia, handled 5.8 million passengers in 2015, including 802,592 Hajj and 2.14 million Umrah passengers. The airport was re-inaugurated in 2015 after undergoing a US$1.2 billion expansion.
Shortly after the revamped airport’s operation, TIBAH Airports Development Co. noticed a decline in daily performance and work efficiency caused by the inefficiency of the existing iDEN push-to-talk (PTT) system. To address these issues and adopt a more agile and reliable mobile communications network, TIBAH Airports Development Co. commissioned Hytera to replace the legacy network with its DMR digital trunked radio solution.
Hytera deployed 150 terminals supporting clear digital voice along with versatile data services such as messaging, GPS and AVL tracking features and voice recording. The new system enables dispatchers to identify onsite staff’s location and movement by using the GPS and AVL functions. All voice communications are recorded and can be played back for checking and verification.
“Clear and reliable communications is critical to the safety, comfort and satisfaction of all airport customers and personnel,” said Fahim Iqbal, telecom supervisor, TIBAH Airports Development Co. “Management and staff at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport can now focus more on their core operations knowing that they are supported by a robust radio communications network.”
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