More UK police forces renew contracts for Sepura TETRA radios
22nd January 2009 – Sepura has secured further contracts with leading police forces in the United Kingdom to refresh their fleets of Sepura radios.
The latest police forces to place orders are Lincolnshire, Durham, Gloucestershire, Thames Valley, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and British Transport Police, as the vast majority of the country’s police forces upgrade their first generation TETRA radios to meet increasing operational demands. For example, advances in GPS capability now enable police forces to deploy resources quickly and accurately, increasing efficiency and officer safety.
This swath of contracts brings the total number of police forces ordering replacement radios so far this financial year to 14, and follows the decision of other police forces, including Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire, to renew their fleets and West Mercia to make the move from another supplier.
It further enforces Sepura as the market leader in the supply of radios to the police and ambulance services within the UK and globally to public safety services.
Richard Redgrave, the UK’s Regional Director, said: “These sales wins confirm the reliability that our Police customers have been accustomed to experiencing at first hand over a period of years – both in terms of the performance of the products and the quality of post sales customer support we provide.”
Police have been attracted by Sepura’s broad range of products, which includes hand-held, vehicle and surveillance radios, a wide range of supporting accessories and our Radio Manager software solution.
New products include the light and compact SRH3900 held-held radio with an enlarged, colour screen and increased functionality and the groundbreaking STP8000 radio. This combines PMR and cellular features – and operates in the most physically challenging of conditions.
A number of Police forces have also renewed their fleets of vehicle radios with the Sepura SRG3500 Gateway, which preserves communication access and a broad area of coverage. It acts as a relay point for hand-held and other vehicle radios operating in direct mode, and extends the trunked network into areas of limited coverage. This enhanced coverage is achieved through a class-leading 10 watts transmitting power.
In addition, Sepura offers comprehensive customer support in terms of technical advice and assistance with customising products to suit customers’ operational requirements.