Samsung shipyard places further order for Sepura radios
31st July 2008 – Samsung Heavy Industries Co. of South Korea, the world’s second-largest shipyard, has placed a further order, to increase substantially its fleet of Sepura TETRA digital radios.
The shipyard first began using the TETRA service and Sepura radios over three years ago, to improve communications and operational efficiency. Now across the site, operators on 50 cranes are among 1600 radio users who communicate on almost 200 Talk Groups. Users also include construction engineers and ship parts delivery operators.
The main circumstances that the radios have had to overcome include noise and sudden radio frequency interference, from the surrounding metal infrastructure of cranes and ships under construction. Sepura’s radios provide reliable reception and clear audio, enabling efficient communications at virtually all times in this demanding environment.
Kevin Graham, Sepura’s Regional Director, said: “Factors that persuaded the increased order included Sepura’s maintenance and engineering support, the wide portfolio of products and a first-class customer relationship.”
“They have been impressed by Radio Manager, Sepura’s market-leading TETRA radio management system, which overcomes the logistical challenge of updating quantities of radios. In addition, the product improvement of a raised ‘push to talk’ key has helped gloved users of the SRH3500 radio.”
Young-Oh Lee, President of TBEST, Sepura’s partner in Korea, which secured the latest contract, said: “This is a tough industrial environment and required all parties to work together to ensure a high performance communications solution.”