Cassidian Communications and Fleetcom Inc. Complete Implementation of P25 Land Mobile Radio System for Canada’s Busiest Airport

Gatineau, Quebec, November 4, 2013 ¾ Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is now helping the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) improve communications and critical response times following the installation and activation of its digital, trunked P25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. Working with prime contractor, Fleetcom Inc., Cassidian Communications deployed a three-site, 12-channel simulcast CORP25 radio system, including hardware and software, as well as annual maintenance through 2023.

The GTAA is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport. The open, standards-compliant CORP25 network allows the airport’s Fire, Safety and Security, Aviation Services, Guest Terminal Services, Buildings and Maintenance, and Airside Maintenance personnel to communicate with each other, as well as with emergency responders on other networks in nearby municipalities.

Cassidian Communications’ commitment to standards-based solutions, such as CORP25, enables “true choice” – allowing agencies to select complementary, best-in-class network related components through competitive procurements, lowering the total cost of network ownership.

“We are pleased that we were able to provide the Cassidian Communications CORP25 network to the GTAA,” said Steve Winch, president of Fleetcom. “CORP25 is an innovative solution built for the future, with an open design that leverages the P25 standard to deliver increased interoperability and performance.”

“Virtually every aspect of our operations revolves around the use of a two-way radio by airport staff, public safety agencies and supporting organizations,” said Howard Bohan, vice president of aviation services for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “The Cassidian Communications CORP25 system was the right choice for us – providing a state-of-the-art solution and superior economic value, which allowed us to build the network we need, with the equipment we want, at a price we can afford.”

Flexible and scalable, the IP-based CORP25 radio solution—that replaced the capacity previously leased by the GTAA from the Peel Region VCOM network—enables simple and efficient network management as well as cost-effective migration to future applications and services.

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2012, Toronto Pearson handled 35 million passengers. The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport’s status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.

 

About Cassidian Communications (www.CassidianCommunications.com)

Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is the world’s largest and most trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies, including NG9-1-1 call processing platforms, emergency notification solutions and services, and now, P25 land mobile radio networks. For over four decades, Cassidian Communications has upheld its promise to keep people connected when it matters most, consistently designing solutions with an open mind and creating smarter, more effective ways to ensure communities are safe. For Cassidian Communications, CRITICAL MATTERS™. The company is headquartered in Temecula, Calif., with facilities located in Richardson, Texas, Franklin, Tenn. and Gatineau, Quebec.

 

About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)

EADS North America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.

 

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