GATINEAU, Quebec, 11 Nov. 2013. Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is working with prime contractor Fleetcom Inc. to help the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) improve communications and critical response times following the installation and activation of Cassidian’s digital, trunked P25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system.
Cassidian Communications deployed a three-site, 12-channel simulcast CORP25 radio system, including hardware and software, and will provide annual maintenance through 2023.
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.
"Virtually every aspect of our operations revolves around the use of a two-way radio by airport staff, public safety agencies, and supporting organizations," explains 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."
The GTAA is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of Canada's busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The flexible, scalable, and IP-based CORP25 radio solution, which replaced the capacity previously leased by the GTAA from the Peel Region VCOM network, is designed to enable simple and efficient network management as well as cost-effective migration to future applications and services.
“CORP25 is an innovative solution built for the future, with an open design that leverages the P25 standard to deliver increased interoperability and performance," says Steve Winch, president of Fleetcom.