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Tasmania Police find success with Motorola Solutions and Telstra radio network trial

Tasmania Police find success with Motorola Solutions and Telstra radio network trial

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Tasmania Police were able to successfully test a new encrypted radio system earlier this month, after being granted an early access trial of the Tasmanian Government Radio Network (TasGRN) at the T20 Cricket World Cup event in Hobart.

The TasGRN is a collaborative project between the Tasmanian Government, Motorola Solutions and Telstra to transition Tasmania’s emergency services, land managers and electricity operators onto one unified, digital, secure and interoperable radio network. 

Adrian Bodnar, Acting Deputy Commissioner, said the early access trial allowed police to test the TasGRN infrastructure and equipment in a full operational response: “Tasmania Police is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to the Tasmanian community, and we look forward to transitioning on to the TasGRN late next year.

“The TasGRN will strengthen our ability to keep Tasmanians safe because the world-class digitally encrypted radio communications network will significantly improve our voice communication and security. It will also simplify and strengthen our ability to communicate with other emergency services and emergency management stakeholders.”

In December 2020, the Tasmanian Government signed a AUD$567M contract with Telstra in partnership with Motorola Solutions to build and deliver the TasGRN.

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