Telecom Lead America: Motorola Solutions has inked a $22
million contract with ComEd to provide 900 MHz ASTRO 25 digital trunked radio
The Motorola 900 MHz ASTRO 25 digital trunked radio
system will provide better coverage and audio quality for ComEd’s full service
territory throughout northern Illinois, including the greater Chicago land
The 900 MHz ASTRO 25 voice and integrated solution
leverages ComEd’s existing network to provide ease of migration and better
coverage to enhance worker safety, improve efficiencies in critical situations
and lower cost of ownership in the long run,” said Tom Gleason, vice president,
Energy Markets, Motorola Solutions.
ComEd’s ASTRO 25 digital radio system will be the first 900
MHz Project 25 (P25)-based radio system for a utility deployed in the U.S.
The radio system will provide voice dispatch and
integrated data to ComEd field workers, promoting safety during critical power
ComEd is pleased that we can deploy the latest ASTRO 25
technology, while leveraging our current system. In the event of a major power
outage, the new Motorola Solutions system will help provide our field operators
with timely and accurate information, while keeping them connected to restore
power to our customers safely, quickly and efficiently,” said James M. Conway,
vice president, distribution system operations, ComEd.
Motorola will augment ComEd’s existing 900 MHz land
mobile radio system with a 25-site, 900 MHz ASTRO 25 digital radio system for
improved coverage across 11,400 square miles in northern Illinois, including
the city of Chicago.
The 900 MHz ASTRO 25 system will utilize Motorola’s XTL
and XTS series of digital mobile and portable radios and GTR8000 base station
radios and will offer voice, integrated data and GPS location capabilities.
Recently, Cambium Networks, a provider of wireless broadband solutions completed a supply
agreement with its former parent company, Motorola Solutions.
The agreement allowed Motorola Solutions to offer its
government customers network solutions and services utilizing the Cambium Point-to-Point
(PTP), Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) and Wireless Manager Technology recently
divested from the company.