Sepura secures key contract in Thailand
11th February 2009 – Sepura digital TETRA radios are to be used on the new high-speed Bangkok Airport Rail Link, which is one of the most advanced projects of its kind in the world, taking only 15 minutes to transfer passengers from the city centre to Suvarnavabhumi International Airport.
The contract was secured by Siemens, Sepura’s Partner in Thailand, to supply both hand-held and in-vehicle radios. The sales win follows successes at some of the world’s most modern airports in India and the Middle East and transport networks in Poland, Russia, Sweden and France.
The radios enable drivers, baggage handling, security and administration staff to communicate clearly, reliably and securely in either voice or data, to assist in providing an efficient service and communication to passengers. Instant communication will be available anywhere, from the control centre to the stations and onboard the trains.
The Sepura mobile radio in the train cabins offers reliable communication even in areas of poor coverage, thanks to its unique 10 watts RF power. Another market-leading feature is its support for dual control consoles, one at each end of the trains, to serve driving in either direction without moving the radio system.
The rail link, whose completion is expected by the end of the second quarter this year, is being built on an elevated track across the city’s most populated areas. It is projected to handle 680,000 passengers a day, offering city check-in to reduce airport waiting times. Expansion of the airport is set to rise to 100 million passengers a year as Thailand becomes an increasingly popular destination or stop-over.
Kevin Graham, Regional Sales Director for Sepura, said: “This contract is another example of Sepura being involved in a cutting edge project in a key market where our radios are integral in the use of sophisticated technology. The sales win strengthens the presence of Sepura in Thailand and the Far East and reinforces our proven expertise in the transport sector as well as the ever increasing benefits of TETRA to this field.”