Eurotunnel chooses Sepura STP8000 radio
30th January 2009 – Eurotunnel, the operator of the world’s longest undersea tunnel and one of its busiest rail routes, has chosen Sepura’s new STP8000 Hand-held TETRA radio for its communications in emergency operations.
With three 50-km tunnels, this important link between France and the UK each year carries over eight million train passengers, two million cars and nearly 1.5 million lorries.
In the constant search for more stringent safety technology and procedures, a radio was needed to meet physically challenging demands. The Sepura STP8000 is robust and easy to use – and maintains uninterrupted coverage, a crucial factor in any life-threatening incident.
The radio is designed to withstand rugged conditions within the tunnels, including heat, possible impact and a humid and saline atmosphere.
The order secured by Sysoco (www.sysoco.fr), Sepura’s partner in France, is for use in the tunnel by both French and English emergency services in any incident or training ex