Force clinches Best Terrestrial Trunked Radio
It was a proud moment and a major milestone for the Force when it was bestowed the Best Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Innovation Award at an inaugural presentation held in London on March 16.
Competing with six other contenders including high profile projects like UK Police Airwaves and Stockholm Metro, the Force's Unified Digital Communications Platform (UDCP) stood out from the rest. Winning for its unique approach to extend police radio waves into buildings through a private-public-partnership (PPP) model, the Force's Business-model Based Innovation to CC3 system serves as an excellent example of the collaboration for the benefit of both sectors as well as the general public through better communications for emergency services.
Chief Telecommunications Engineer Jolly Wong said: "This is a fantastic recognition that will propel us further to continue to lead the way in public safety communications. It is indeed our team's enthusiasm, commitment and conviction that proved our innovative business model of PPP works from inception to completion."
He added: "Our goal is to ensure visible policing with strong police presence in strategic indoor locations whereby effective and reliable police radio communications are essential. In addition, extending police radio waves into buildings will enhance the personal safety of frontline officers and engaging the community by collaborating with partners and by making the best use of information and communications technology."
The inaugural International TETRA Awards, collaboration between the TETRA Critical Communications Association and TETRA Today, aims at recognising the technology achievements and implementation excellence in the field of TETRA communications of the global TETRA community.
Chief Telecommunications Engineer Jolly Wong receives the award in London
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