Sepura enhances radio communications for Catalonia’s firefighters
Bomberos de Catalua, the fire service in the Catalonia region of Spain, has once again chosen Sepura to enhance its mission critical communications.
In a contract secured by Acisa, Sepura’s official distributor in Spain, Bomberos will receive SRG3500 in-vehicle radios which will play a key role in fighting the many forest fires that inflict the region. The radios possess cutting-edge technology that automatically locates each fire crew and also ensures continuous reception in areas of poor network coverage.
Bomberos de Catalua is a long-term user of Sepura with a fleet of Sepura hand portables and mobiles, and this new order will further improve communications across an extensive region of 32,000km2 that combines the Costa Brava holiday coastline, the city of Barcelona and mountainous pine forests.
In these forest areas specialist firefighters attend around 1,000 fires each year and are world-renowned for their innovative fire fighting techniques.
Emanuele Algieri, Sepura’s Southern Europe Sales Director, said: “This contract illustrates how Acisa and Sepura can provide the right TETRA solution for any customer. In particular, the Bomberos will benefit during the summer forest fires ‘season’ from the extended coverage that Gateway and Repeater functions add to vehicle radios. That’s because much of the fire service’s activity is outside or at the edge of the network coverage.”
“The GPS module in the radios transmits means regular crew location reports to the control room to co-ordinate fast fleet response to incidents. This maps the extent of a forest fire – and that in turn helps to direct crews more efficiently to control a blaze and to alert those in danger.”
“The dual console allows a radio to be operated at both the front and rear of the cabin. Another benefit is data transmission between firefighters and their mobile command and control centre.”
Emanuele Algieri added: “The performance of Sepura’s products coupled with Acisa’s excellent service and support ensures complete customer satisfaction. This all contributes significantly towards saving lives and increased efficiency for public safety operators.”
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Sepura is the world’s leading independent TETRA terminal supplier. It designs, develops and supplies digital (TETRA) radios for the public safety market (such as police, fire and ambulance) as well as Military, Transport and Utilities. Sepura headquartered in Cambridge, UK, has an international network of distributors and partners supplying organisations in over 80 countries worldwide.
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