Moratel Selects Portalify TETRA Radio Tracking System

Portalify Ltd, a Finland-based software company focused on wireless data services for public safety users, announced that the company has won a contract to provide a TETRA radio tracking system to Moratel, the operator of Morocco’s national TETRA network.

Portalify’s Location Tracker solution provides location information on the mobile terminals in Moratel’s TETRA network. The software uses Global Positioning System (GPS) to track TETRA terminals while allowing third-party solutions to retrieve location data on the devices. The system was delivered in October 2006 and is already in operation.

Portalify Location Tracker offers benefits in efficiency and security for public safety organizations and private-sector TETRA users. The system allows GPS-equipped field personnel to be located reliably over TETRA connection.

“The ability of Portalify Location Tracker to integrate seamlessly with a wide range of applications enables us to serve our customers with location data for many different purposes. Portalify’s ability to provide a customized solution tailored to the requirements of the local environment has laid the groundwork for a successful cooperation,” said Boubker Chaoui, General Manager, Moratel.

“Portalify’s Location Tracker software enables Moratel to collect location data reliably and cost-efficiently, and to offer high-value location tracking services to its TETRA customers. We are committed to helping Moratel introduce new TETRA services in Morocco by sharing our experience in creating efficient data messaging services,” said Hannu Aronsson, CTO, Portalify Ltd.

The Location Tracker software is based on Portalify Data Messaging Server (DMS), the leading TETRA data messaging solution on the market. The solution has a proven track record of reliability, high capacity and continuous uptime both in commercial GSM operator networks as well as in demanding TETRA applications. Portalify DMS is used daily in mission-critical field applications by thousands of users from public sector and safety organizations.

About Moratel
Moratel is a privately owned radio communication operator based in Casablanca, Morocco. We provide our services to all customers in the public or private sector who need reliable communication systems like ours. We have also a strong partnership with EADS for the building, the extension and the maintenance of our network.

About Portalify
Portalify Ltd is a Finland-based software company focused on wireless data services for public safety users. Portalify solutions for TETRA networks enable services such as instant individual and group text messaging, as well as fast mobile access to key databases regardless of user location. Multi-channel technology complements TETRA communications with other mobile networks where necessary, thus ensuring that the information is always delivered. In Finland, Portalify solutions power numerous key applications used daily by police officers in the field. Other Portalify customers include public sector organizations such as safety, fire and rescue services, as well as major telecom operators and content providers. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Portalify is an independent, growing company rated AAA by Dun&Bradstreet.

TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) is a digital trunked radio standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for highly demanding professional mobile radio applications. TETRA networks, used in over 70 countries, are built to replace a range of obsolete and insecure radio communications systems previously used by public safety and government organizations. With its unique combination of mobile phone and radio handset technology, combined with wireless data services, TETRA safeguards reliable voice and data communications for public safety officials in all situations. Versatile, instant voice and data communication to groups, as well as the prioritization of communications, are essential to field personnel and operations management in fast-moving situations. Direct handset-to-handset radio connections enable communication even without a base station network, while data services provide users with quick and direct access to key databases from their terminals.