Potomac Spectrum Partners, LLC, (PSP) headquartered in southern Oregon, announced today that it is partnering with PowerTrunk (PT), a subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. headquartered in Zaragoza, Spain, to promote a regulatory and governmental environment which will make TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) more readily available and usable by American and Canadian Public Safety users, as well as for commercial and governmental use. PSP further intends to directly deploy TETRA systems in concert with, and with the support of PowerTrunk.
Part of the mission of the PSP/PT partnership is to educate those who have no real knowledge of TETRA. PSP/PT believes that once potential users understand TETRA, they will be in a position to effect real change in the market place.
"It is clear to PSP that PowerTrunk âgets it'", said PSP head, Bruce Scapier, "insofar as the North American market place differs from the larger global market, where TETRA's proven record of resilient solutions have made TETRA the most dominant choice, by far. It is no secret to the rest of the world, where TETRA is free to compete."
PT has accomplished the historic goal of introducing the TETRA technology in North America. Firstly in Canada through its contract with BC Hydro (British Columbia's electrical utility) and later in the United States (New Jersey Transit's Bus and Light Rail Train Radio System).
Recently ARINC awarded PT a contract to supply a TETRA system which will replace its ageing iDEN network at LAX Airport, another remarkable step towards consolidating the technology in the US.
"PowerTrunk is undoubtedly the primary driving force that has made TETRA commercially available in North America. For the purpose of disseminating TETRA's capabilities we are delighted to partner with PSP", said Jose Martin, CEO of PT. "We trust we'll be capable of conducting significant investment plans which are expected to create jobs and set up major technology-development and manufacturing activities in North America".
"The performance strength of TETRA in virtually every communications environment outside the US has been nothing short of outstanding. Enabling TETRA-friendly regulation in the US will have huge benefits for critical communications users and the public they serve", stated C. James (Jim) Judson, a key PSP investor and veteran professional who participated in some of the largest wireless communications undertakings in the US such as Cellular One and Nextel.
PSP/PT will bring that global reality to PSP's home in the US, sharing resources and responsibilities with PowerTrunk's proven success in understanding the unique reality of the North American market place. PSP/PT will remove delays to proven solutions, bringing jobs, foreign investment, and true competition back to the US.
"Where true competition has been allowed, TETRA has been the overwhelming winner," PSP head Bruce Scapier iterated, adding that
"PowerTrunk is the perfect partner to help us bring TETRA to this market." The TETRA community as a whole will benefit from the PSP/PT partnership. The lack of competition has served the USA poorly in this vital area of telecommunications.
Both parties are on the same wave length. This is a good match for both parties and for the US as well.