The deployment extends the Orion Group’s advanced communications network across New Zealand.
Motorola says the "highly flexible" communications network is enabling further growth and success for New Zealand’s critical industries including the aviation sector – and claims the network is playing a critical role in the delivery of efficient and safe operations every day at Christchurch Airport.
Each year, more than 6.5 million passengers travel through Christchurch, with that number expected to reach 8.5 million by 2025, and with such heavy passenger flows through the international gateway to the South Island, Christchurch Airport relies on its communication system to keep services running on time, staff and passengers safe.
“Smart applications including WAVE enable instant communication between all employees regardless of the type of device they use,” said Tim Morris, manager of Airfield Operations at Christchurch Airport.
TL Parker claims the resilience of the airport’s communications network was demonstrated during the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
“Cellular communications went down during the 2011 earthquake but the radio network remained operational,” said TL Parker chief executive Garry Parker.
“This was due to a single channel dedicated to all airline companies provided by TL Parker and Motorola Solutions. It proved its resilience through each aftershock and was used to help coordinate the safe arrival of civil defence and other emergency personnel into Christchurch within 90 minutes of the earthquake."