POWERTRUNK ANNOUNCES FIRST COMMERCIAL TETRA NETWORK IN THE UNITED STATES BEGINS OPERATION AT NJ TRANSIT
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Jersey City, NJ — November 5, 2013 — Following a contract award in 2012, PowerTrunk, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U., a major global TETRA vendor, started supplying and commissioning a 800 MHz TETRA network for NJ TRANSIT’s replacement Bus Radio System through a U.S.-based systems integrator. The network went live in early 2013 with partial coverage in the Newark, New Jersey area and is currently being used in a limited capacity by NJ TRANSIT staff as the system continues to be built-out. This is the first commercial TETRA network in the United States to become operational.
The PowerTrunk TETRA network provides NJ TRANSIT with the first mission-critical land mobile radio system in the United States that has sufficient data capacity to support the voice and data needs of transit operations over a single LMR network. The network significantly enhances the safety and efficiency of existing NJ TRANSIT operations because it (1) delivers carrier-grade speech quality, (2) carries data services on a system with mission-critical reliability, and (3) offers higher data capacity which enables advanced data-centric applications.