Major university hospital in France chooses Sepura radios
18th November 2009 – The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) of CAEN in France is the first hospital in the world to select Sepura TETRA radios for its communications requirements. This unique contract was achieved by SYSOCO, Sepura’s valued French partner, who was also responsible for the deployment of the CHU’s TETRA network infrastructure.
The TETRA network will provide communications between different focal points within the CHU via a fleet of Sepura TETRA radios. The terminals will be used by the security call centre and the security guards, the delivery department, the electricity and emergency centres, and other strategic sites within the CHU.
The first TETRA radio users will be the CHU’s technical services along with the security teams based at the hospital’s four different sites. The fleet of Sepura hand-held TETRA radios will include SRH and STP terminals.
The TETRA system will interface with the CTM (Centralised Technical Management) which monitors the essential functioning parameters of the hospital’s building: energy management (air conditioning units, indoor temperature measurement, fresh air flow rate and volumes of mixed air), fire and electrical faults detection. Fluctuations in this data will trigger an alarm which, together with its level of importance, will be automatically transmitted in the form of a Short Data Application (SDA) by a SYSOCO interface to an on-call technician’s hand-held radio via an SRG Sepura mobile radio. The on-call technician will also be able to acknowledge the alarm and clear it on the system after solving the issue.
Pierre Letta, Marketing Manager for SYSOCO commented: “The CHU of Caen chose Sepura TETRA hand-portables as its staff required robust, compact and easy-to-use radios.”
Emanuele Algieri, Regional Sales Director for Sepura added: “We are excited to be involved in this exceptional project. We are aware of the communications challenges faced by health organisations and are confident that our extensive experience and work with ambulance services world-wide will greatly benefit the CHU”.