First success of Sepura STP8000 series radios with the UK Police

First success of Sepura STP8000 series radios withthe UK Police

Warwickshire Police Force has selected Sepura STP8038 TETRA hand-portableradios to replace its existing fleet of Airwave terminals. More than 1,200 handportableterminals will be supplied to Warwickshire Police in the coming weeks. Thisprestigious milestone contract is the result of successful competitive user trials andtechnical evaluations, facilitated by Arqiva, Warwickshire Police’s Managed ServiceProvider, which saw Sepura hand-portable terminals excel against the correspondingcompetitors’ products. This contract also marks another milestone in the successfulrelationship between Sepura and Arqiva.

Warwickshire Police is the first UK Home Office police force to choose Sepura’s newSTP8000 series of terminals to refresh its existing non-Sepura radio fleet. The policeforce will benefit from the STP’s ruggedness and durability due to the radio’sunparalleled water, dust and impact resistance. In addition, the hand-portable’slarge, high resolution colour screen will enable officers to display images as well asto access a range of market-leading applications. The hand-portable radio’s intuitivefeatures will also assist the introduction and use of data transfer applications.

David Farn, Project Manager for Warwickshire Police, said “We have put a lot ofeffort into selecting the right terminal for the Force to ensure that we can deliverprotection to the communities of Warwickshire for many years to come. We areconfident that the new Sepura product represents the best combination forWarwickshire of performance, value and ongoing support. As well as providingofficers with secure communications to the force control centre, officers can use theterminals to communicate as teams using a common channel or make individualperson to person calls. Officer safety is enhanced and the new terminals are morerugged and better protected from the weather. The most obvious difference from theold terminals is the bigger LCD screen. Good quality images can be sent to the newterminals, to help in the search for a missing person or to confirm the identity ofdrivers against the DVLA database for example.”

The STP hand-portable range was designed to improve efficiency, usability andpersonal safety while reducing operational costs for its users. These radio productsperfectly complement Sepura’s existing 3000 series of Airwave terminals and areprogressively becoming the TETRA hand-portables of choice for public safety usersworld-wide.

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Rosanna Norman, Sepura plc
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 877283

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