The Polish Prison Service has awarded a tender to modernise its communication system to Motorola Solutions’ local partners, Aksel and Siltec. Under the contract, they will replace Poland’s penal institutions’ analogue radio infrastructure with Motorola Solutions’ MOTOTRBO DMR technology.

This will include DM4600e base stations, DP4601e portable, DM4601e mobile two-way radios as well as SLR5500 repeaters. The new system also includes the ConSEL dispatching software. The modernisation of the Polish Prison Service’s radio system will be finalised in 2020.

Motorola Solutions claims that the new equipment will improve the quality, reliability and availability of voice communications in prison facilities and convoy vehicles, while also providing end-to-end encryption. The GPS tracking functionality will also help boost security for prison officers. The new system can be expanded for future interoperability with other Polish public safety agencies and organisations.

“The DMR tender award in Poland reinforces our position as a trusted market and technology leader in providing mission-critical communications solutions together with our longstanding local partners,” said Viv Francis, vice president, channel sales EMEA at Motorola Solutions. “The transformation of the analogue radio system to the latest digital radio standard means a fundamental qualitative change and improvement in the communications of the Polish Prison Service – today and in the future.”

Author: Sam Fenwick