Sepura radios aid Mexican municipality in war on drugs

Sepura radios aid Mexican municipality in war ondrugs

Municipal Police, MazatlanThe municipality of Mazatlan in Mexico has selected Sepura TETRA radios for itspublic safety organisations. The contract with Mazatlan’s municipal authorities, theSecretaria de Seguridad Pblica (Public Safety Department), was closed by Sepura’sMexican partner Exsertel S.A. de C.V.

Mazatlan is a premier tourist destination in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and one ofthe key states in the war against the drug trade in the country. The municipalityneeded a new radio solution to ensure effective and secure communications – andremove the risk of eavesdropping – for its municipal police in the entirety of itsterritory. Sepura radios will operate on a Rohde & Schwarz TETRA infrastructurewhich covers the entire municipality – with an area of approximately 3,000 squarekilometres.

The Secretary of Public Safety in Mazatlan, Lic. Gilberto Acua Armenta commented:“By enabling AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location), the GPS option available in SepuraTETRA hand-portables STP8000 and STP8100 will enhance operational efficiencyand improve officer safety. The hand-portables and the SRG gateways high RFpower is a perfect fit for our specific coverage requirements. Furthermore, Sepura’srevolutionary Man-down functionality – which triggers an alert when the radio detects‘non typical’ user movement – is a crucial new safety feature for all our policeofficers, in particular when working alone”.

Lic. Gilberto Acua Armenta added: “The Bluetooth functionality of Sepura’s handportableswill enable future implementation of remote data projects and the ability todeal with events more effectively by sending pictures of fingerprints, criminals ormissing persons over the TETRA network”.Juan Carlos Caldern Tapia, Operations Manager at Exsertel said: “The MazatlanTETRA project is an example of Sepura’s ability to exceed customer requirementsand expectations: not only were the radios delivered and configured on time, butSepura’s radio design will allow our customers to develop applications for theirnetwork. Choosing these radios promises undoubtedly the best return on theirinvestment.” Mr. Caldern continued: “This is the third operational public safetyTETRA network in Mexico – but the first one to comprise a complete fleet of Sepuraradios in operation and to include interconnectivity with the National Security System.

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