Motorola Fast Tracks Communication Upgrade for Taiwan’s Rail Service

Motorola Solutions, will upgrade Taiwan’s High Speed Rail Service with the latest mission-critical voice technology based on the TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) digital radio standard. The project involves the integration of complex systems as well as ongoing operational, maintenance and support services to be delivered over the next two-and-a-half years. Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation is enhancing and modernising its communication infrastructure as part of its continuous efforts to ensure passengers reach their destinations swiftly and safely.

Motorola Solutions’ Asia Pacific vice president and managing director, Steve Crutchfield, said, “Having worked with Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation for more than a decade now we have developed a very clear understanding of their rail workers’ daily workflows and the organisation’s wider operational needs.”

The rail service is vital to Taiwan’s economy, reaching more than 90 per cent of the island’s population and attracting more than 60 million passengers each year. The popularity of rail travel continues to grow in Taiwan and earlier this year the rail service carried its 600 millionth passenger. According to industry analyst firm, MarketsandMarkets, the global high speed rail market will grow at a CAGR of 5.54% over the next five years.

As a technology leader in the rail transport sector, Motorola Solutions has supported more than 120 rail projects in the Asia Pacific region over the past 40 years. The company has supplied TETRA systems to over 120 countries since 2000, and in provides best in class, standards-based radio systems for metros and subways in the Asia Pacific. It is the first in the world to implement TETRA for high speed rail through its partnership with Taiwan High Speed Rail.

(This content is surmised from a press release)