Sepura and Tyco Electronics sign global distribution agreement
11 June 2008 – Sepura plc has signed an agreement to supply TETRA digital radios and accessories to the Wireless Systems business of Tyco Electronics, manufacturer of M/A-COM VIDA networks and a worldwide leader of critical radio communications systems with more than 500 deployed systems worldwide. The agreement will enable Sepura to supply standard TETRA radio products for the VIDA TETRA infrastructure.
Larry Ward, vice president, Global Marketing and International Market Development, Tyco Electronics, said, “”Our agreement with Sepura allows us to expand our portfolio of digital product solutions for TETRA users around the world, and is another step by our company to provide our global customers with the radio communications equipment they need. Utilising Sepura’s well known TETRA radios within our VIDA TETRA solution is a strong combination of dependable radio equipment and a powerful network solution that is ready for tomorrow’s requirements.”
Graham Matthews, Chief Executive of Sepura, added, “This is an important landmark for Sepura in the international growth of the company. Tyco Electronics is recognised across the world as a leader in the industry and together we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Sepura is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of TETRA digital radios, which are used predominantly by the emergency services around the world and in the transport, utilities and local government sectors. It is the market leader in more than 25 countries.
The M/A-COM VIDA network platform is a cost-effective, IP-based interoperable radio communications technology that supports TETRA, P25, WiMAX and other radio technologies. The VIDA network platform addresses voice and data communications needs of mission-critical radio users around the world and unifies radio communication technologies into a leading-edge solution that enables end users to take advantage of the different air interface technologies. VIDA provides subscribers with the ability to integrate future technologies into their existing system through simple upgrades.