Radlink’s BVR5000 honoured with its second international award

Best TETRA Innovation at 2015 International TETRA Awards

The gala dinner and ceremony for the 2015 International TETRA Awards took place at The Landmark  London, on 5 March 2015 where Radlink, along with other outstanding companies, talented individuals and innovative solutions were celebrated for their excellence. The awards categories offer recognition of high achievement for products, applications and solutions across the full range of TETRA activity, in both mission critical and business critical organizations.

Radlink was Joint Winner for the BVR5000 Controller with Finland’s Suomen Virveverkko Oy for the Hybrid Approach to LTE. Click here to watch Nic Stone’s acceptance speech.

Radlink has developed SCADA telemetry transmission by adapting SDS to fit-for-purpose TETRA radios. This means that relevant packages of data (up to 140 bytes) can be sent between the asset and the control centre on the TETRA radio network per TDMA slot at six times per second.

The BVR5000 features a dual processor, Linux-enabled industrial computer base with HDMI, quad USB 2.0 ports, and dual Gigabit LAN ports. It has self-test and self-diagnostics capabilities, which enable Radlink to track a board’s performance over the TETRA network.

The BVR5000 is a protocol converter: it takes MODBUS TCP packets from the SCADA master and converts them to proprietary SDS packets. SDS is transmitted to a slave, which then converts it to MODBUS RTU protocol.

The judge’s said this is an ‘Excellent product that has been missing from the TETRA vendor community for opening up SCADA opportunities’.

Radlink CEO Ed Neilan said “These are exciting times and we are delighted to congratulate our Solutions Team as they create leading products that give customers the most from their TETRA systems.”

Nominations were judged by communications experts and authorities from across the globe, seeking evidence of flair, initiative and enterprise beyond the ordinary.

“We are delighted at the level of support these Awards receive. Critical communications play a crucial role around the world, and the TETRA Awards provide a platform to showcase the innovations, hard work and achievements of our industry,” said Phil Kidner, CEO of the Tetra and Critical Communications Association (TCCA).

Other Finalists in this category were:

  • Airbus Defence and Space – P8GR – an active TETRA pager from Airbus Defence and Space
  • Funk Electronic Piciorgros – TTS-2000 TETRA Coverage Analyzer
  • Motorola Solutions – RTVi over TEDS – Successful Trials In Norway
  • Panorama Antennas – GPSB “Sharkee” multifunction shark fin antenna
  • Radio Systems Information – Aries TETRA Network Performance Monitoring
  • Sepura – IP67 Ultra CSM (Controller Speaker Microphone)
  • Teltronic – TETRA solution from Teltronic for Moatize-Nacala corridor

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