Green TETRA Award In the fi nal category of the night, the judges were looking for demonstrable evidence that green thinking had been a major priority throughout the design, implementation and end use of the product or solution. T e editor of TETRATODAY, Richard Lambley, had the
honour of presenting the award, which was a battle between Honoh, Motorola Solutions and Rohill. Richard, who was also a member of the judging panel,
remarked on the importance of fi nding green TETRA solutions before announcing Rohill as the winner. Rohill has developed a third-generation base station that
is highly optimized in power consumption and temperature control. T e result is a unit that has great potential to deliver savings in operating costs within large networks compared with conventional base stations, and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. T e judges described it as: “A worthwhile advance, one
users everywhere could benefi t from.” Bert Bouwers, chief technology offi cer at Rohill, made his
second trip of the night to the stage to accept the award. “We are very pleased to receive this award. It is a strong recognition of the ability of our R&D teams to turn innovation into excellent products”, he said. “Our partners and end-users of our solutions understand the advantages of the TetraNode soft
David Chapiro David is the co-founder, partner and chairman of Intema Comunicaciones. Based in Argentina, Intema specializes in the design, supply and installation of TETRA for the public safety sector. David also co-founded Mach Electronics, a telecommunications manufacturing company, in 1982.
Phil Kidner Phil Kidner has been chief executive of the TETRA Association for almost the last six years and has been instrumental in its becoming the TETRA and Critical Communications Association. During this time he has promoted TETRA throughout the world and across all sectors that utilise critical communications. He also co-ordinates the TETRA community in its support for the continued development of the TETRA standard by ETSI, including, now, its evolution into the broadband environment.
Tony Gray Tony has worked in mobile communications for most of his 35-year career and was involved in TETRA from its early standardization. He contributed to some of the fi rst TETRA implementations in Europe, and has subsequently worked on a variety of TETRA and other critical communications projects worldwide.
Roelf Kloppers As Vice Chairman and active member of the Southern African TETRA Association, Roelf has from the outset been involved with the introduction and promotion of the technology in a number of Southern African Development Community countries. Roelf, an independent consultant, has attended most of the TWCs to stay in touch with the latest technology and product developments.
Jolly Wong Jolly is the Chief Police Telecommunications Engineer and Head of Communications Branch, Hong Kong Police Force. He has spearheaded numerous complex, award-winning ICT projects including the Third Generation Command and Control Communications System (CC3). He received the Outstanding Contribution to TETRA Award in 2008 and was appointed the TETRA Association’s Ambassador to Asia in 2010.
Adrian Grilli Adrian Grilli is managing director of the Joint Radio Company Ltd (JRC), the company which manages the radio spectrum used by utility companies in the UK to monitor and control their mission critical operations. He is also spectrum adviser to the European Utilities Telecommunications Council (EUTC). Adrian has been involved in spectrum management for over 20 years, and an active participant in TETRA since its launch as a European standard.
John Cryer John’s extensive experience in radio communications includes 28 years with Motorola, where he held senior positions in Australia and Asia. John led Motorola’s success with major communications networks in Australia and the Hong Kong Police CC3 TETRA system. Independently, he recently led a wide-scale deployment of TETRA within the Australian mining industry.
Richard Lambley Richard is the editor of TETRA TODAY, and has been writing about wireless communications since the mid-1980s. Richard also edits Land Mobilemagazine. Previously, he edited one of the fi rst mobile communications magazines,Mobile & Cellular.
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switch based architecture, resulting in lower cost of ownership, which is ultimately proven by this award.”
‘Worthy winners’ As the evening drew to a close and everyone prepared to fi nd their way back to hotels around the British capital, Phil Kidner, chief executive of the TCCA, was left to refl ect on the evening’s highlights. “I would like to thank everyone who supported the inaugural TETRA Awards and made the programme such a success”, he commented. “T e standard of entries was extremely high – my congratulations to all the fi nalists, and of course to the worthy winners. “T e awards presentation evening highlighted the
innovation and dedication that has made TETRA the thriving technology that it is today, and provided an opportunity for TETRA advocates from around the world to celebrate excellence.” Jon Benson, publisher of TETRA TODAY, added: “We
off er congratulations to all our 2012 award winners. But meanwhile, we do not forget the contribution of the many other entrants in this competition, who are playing their part too in building the future of TETRA. “We look forward to developing these awards further next
year and welcoming you all back to celebrate the further innovations the TETRA industry can off er.”
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