Sepura has launched its first VHF TETRA radios, providing a solution for mission critical users in challenging conditions such as extensive underground networks and remote, expansive outdoor environments.
Sepura’s VHF solution fills a notable gap in the market for quality VHF TETRA radios, complementing the reliability, security, and mission critical protocols of TETRA with the powerful audio processing of the SC Series radios, ensuring crystal clear audio in loud, wet or dusty conditions.
Variants of the proven SCG22 mobile and the hand-portable SC20 TETRA radios make up the VHF solution, operating within 136-174MHz.
Users will benefit from a globally trusted, proven, and robust solution; the SC20 and SCG22 are relied upon by public safety professionals, oil and gas services, transport, and airport providers. These devices benefit from an extensive ecosystem of audio, power and carrying accessories as well as advanced functionality from the AppSPACE applications portfolio and wireless programming capability.
Product Manager Ben Tabor explained the benefit of VHF to users in extensive, outdoor working environments: “Because VHF signals carry further in open spaces, operators can make significant infrastructure savings by investing in a VHF TETRA network. Sepura’s newly released radios, when coupled with currently available TETRA infrastructure, provide a cost effective, end-to-end solution for the most demanding mission critical operations.”
Terence Ledger, Worldwide Sales Director for Sepura, was delighted to see the VHF devices launched, saying: “This is a significant first for the company. Adding VHF capability to our existing product range means that users who have currently not been able to deploy TETRA can now do so. Having a full TETRA solution means they have access to the benefits of that platform, including increased channels and group call functions, interoperability, increased security, proven audio quality and much more. We are really excited by the opportunities that this presents us with.”
Sepura’s VHF devices were launched at Critical Communications World, held in Vienna. At the same event the company launched the dual-mode version of its SCU3 Broadband Vehicle Device, which now features both TETRA and LTE bearers, allowing true mission-critical voice capability for LTE users.
Together the two solutions are part of a proud heritage of technical innovation from the UK-based communications experts.
Image: VHF TETRA provides improved coverage in a variety of challenging operational environments.