Cooperation Between T-Systems and e*Message

20.03.2003

Frankfurt am Main, March 20, 2003. Paging is a reliable, low-cost solution for alerting police, fire and rescue services. T-Systems and paging specialist e*Message plan to intensify their cooperation in view of the upcoming digital radio network TETRA, to be developed for German security agencies and organizations (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben, or BOS).

“Trunked radio and paging are complementary,” said Rainer Reichert, BOS project manager with T-Systems. Dr Dietmar Gollnick, Chairman of the Executive Board of e*Message Deutschland, added, “Voice and data services are perfectly conceivable over a trunked radio network such as TETRA. And the paging technology is a secure and low-cost alerting solution which is particularly suitable for remote, less populated locations.” T Systems and e*Message demonstrated the successful combination of the two technologies live at CeBIT in Hanover.

The digital trunked radio system TETRA BOS is to replace the analog networks currently used by police, fire and rescue services. In accordance with a decision by Germany’s state interior ministers, a licencing procedure is to be initiated this year. T Systems and e*Message have decided to cooperate in this procedure, and are projecting the development of an integrated paging and trunked radio network that could provide all the German security agencies and organizations with digital voice, data and alerting services.

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