Queensland Ambulances chooses Mobitex
|From strength to strength in France
Mobitex can proudly announce that the successful partnership with RATP continues, as the French transport provider chose a substantial upgrade package from Mobitex in August. This turnkey project incorporates the upgrade to NTE R10 (the latest software release), the new hardware platform MSN along with IP connectivity via routers in the whole network, acceptance testing and on-site training. The MSN replaces the old hardware concept which utilized MX switches.
In co-operation with RATP we have established a detailed project plan to minimise disturbances on the live network during the upgrade.
This upgrade project includes a full support guarantee for the Mobitex network until at least 2014. RATP have been operating their own Mobitex network since 1997 and currently have 6000 users throughout Paris.
Some of the most important features of the RATP Mobitex network include the positioning of all buses, calculating on-time arrivals and delays and informing passengers of arrival times. A number of functionalities regarding the information between bus and operator system help to fulfil the requirements on the management of buses in Paris.
|Mobitex goes Linux
This autumn, the first Linux based Mobitex software switching unit saw the light of day and is now ready for order.
The switch is designed for the RedHat Linux operating system running on X86 hardware. The switch offers the Mobitex functions MOX (MSN), DRR (MoLS) and NLS (MoLS).
This new switch is the functional equivalence of a Mobitex software switch operating on Sun hardware and the SUN Solaris operating system. The operative system in combination with the hardware is a very cost-efficient solution and also offers improved performance, providing long-term assurance to the user and a good platform for revenue.
This is a major progress in reducing the costs for our customers. It will also ultimately increase the competitive advantage on new markets such as China, where cost levels are crucial for success.
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| New addition to the Mobitex Association Board
The Mobitex Association proudly welcomes Robert Johnson of Mobile Expertise as a new director of the MA board, where he will be working alongside Per-Erik Sundström of Mobitex Technology and Dirk Fabels of RAM Netherlands. With his many years of experience in the technical sales field, we feel he will be a very valuable asset to the association.
Robert started his career in 1988 working for Electrical Retailer, holding a sales consultant role for four years before progressing into a management role. Robert used these skills to take a position in BT’s Cellnet mobile division where he began as a Channel Sales Development Executive, shortly afterwards being promoted to Business Account Manager following the company’s change of names to BTCellnet.
At the start of 2003 Robert took a new role, working as the UK Sales Manager for the Korean GSM handset manufacture Maxon.
In his first year Robert achieved the Company’s long-held ambition of breaking into the European market by securing an order from O2 for 250 000 units with a value of £30M. In 2004 Robert took over responsibility for sales of all of Maxon’s products throughout EMEA as Head of Sales at Maxon Europe Ltd.
Robert was a founding member of Mobile Expertise and was the driving force behind the establishment of the company. In July 2006 to date Robert holds a Director’s role within Mobile Expertise which is in its fifth year of trading and achieving a regular turnover of over £1 Million.
Robert Johnson, Mobile Expertise
Age: 38 years young.
Motto in life: “Be Happy”
Children: Jack, aged 5 - going on 15
Interests: Football. A one team only
(Liverpool FC) supporter for 33 years.
| The MA Makeover
In the MA, we feel an urgent need to start working differently in order to make the best use of our resources and to provide maximum value to the community and its members. The fierce competition in the marketplace is a challenge but we have great confidence in this technology as it addresses many needs which cannot be fully satisfied by others. We also believe that this community can achieve much more in terms of joint efforts such as business intelligence, the sharing of market information, technological developments and similar activities. We want to re-vitalise the association in order to support and inspire Mobitex business worldwide.
| The 2009 Mobitex conference
This year, the MA conference will be a low-key one-day event in Birmingham, UK, and it will take place on November 26th. We’re expecting to get a good number of companies together for some constructive workshops and updates on various aspects of the Mobitex market. Apart from Birmingham being a vibrant and interesting city to visit at any time of year, it is easily accessible for travellers from both far and near.
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