In the latest of a series of major contract wins in Central and Eastern Europe, Sepura has just completed the delivery of TETRA radios to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is the largest single order for public safety users in the region, and was completed just three months after contracts were signed.
The radios will be helping police forces across the country to maintain contact, share information and coordinate activities across wide distances, in a territory that rivals the whole of Western Europe for size.
As well as over 1,000 powerful desktop and vehicle SRG3900 radios, including gateways and repeaters, the police in Kazakhstan will also be equipped with over 8,300 robust STP8000 hand-portable TETRA radios. In addition, as required by the MoI’s technical specifications, all radios will incorporate bespoke on line applications developed – using Sepura’s Short Data Applications – by Agat, the Almaty based systems integrator.
Sepura radios deliver crystal-clear communication even against high levels of background noise and are ideal in mission critical operations. The radios incorporate important security and safety features, such as GPS positioning, a single-press emergency button and motion sensing technology to generate automatic man-down alerts. Designed to perform in the most challenging environments, the radios will be able to operate in the extreme weather conditions found in many areas of Kazakhstan.
The contract follows the migration of the Republic’s radio network from analogue to digital, with the adoption of the digital trunked TETRA standard. The network, deployed by infrastructure supplier Thales, builds on existing elements of communications and radio systems in the Republic’s provincial towns, including the main cities of Astana and Almaty. Sepura repeater and gateway technology will enable users to extend communications to areas beyond the reach of network base stations.
Sepura radios were distributed locally by Sepura’s partner Wellcomm. ”We’re delighted that we were able to work with Sepura to deliver this high profile and large project as promptly as the customer demanded. We can say with confidence that Sepura radios perfectly meet the MoI’s communications and security requirements” comments Wellcomm’s General Director Aleksey Tyan.
Kasper Barfoed, Regional Director North Europe for Sepura, added: “Over the last few years we have supplied equipment for Kazakhstan’s radio network as well as TETRA terminals for the police force in the capital of Almaty. This contract marks our continuing relationship with governments in the region. We are also continuing to work closely with public safety services in Russia and Ukraine, the two largest member countries in Central and Eastern Europe.”
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