Sepura secures the first major order for TETRA radios

Sepura secures the first major order for TETRA radios to the German state of Bavaria

26th May 2009

Sepura secures the first major order for TETRA radios to the German state of Bavaria Sepura has secured a prestigious contract to supply digital TETRA radios to the State of Bavaria. Bavaria is the fourth German federal state to select Sepura radios within the roll out of the German TETRA BOS-net framework. This contract win was achieved in close cooperation with Selectric Nachrichtensysteme GmBH, Sepura’s valued partner in Germany. To date Sepura and Selectric’s partnership has secured BOS-net contracts in the federal states of Sachsen-Anhalt, Niedersachsen and

Sepura will supply in excess of 7,800 radios to the police, fire brigades, and rescueorganisations operating in the municipality of Munich and surrounding area. Bavarian public safety organisations will use Sepura’s STP8000 hand-portables and SRG3500 gateways.

The STP8000 combines PMR and cellular features, and is proven to operate in the most physically challenging conditions. The radio’s unparalleled water, dust and impact resistance makes it rugged and durable, whilst its outstanding audio clarity enables reliable verbal communication. The gateway functionality in the SRG3500 vehicle radio acts as a relay point for radios operating in direct mode and extends the trunked network into areas of limited coverage – the exact scenario expected during the roll out of the BOS network. This enhanced coverage is achieved through the radio’s impressive 10 Watts transmitting power.

The SRG3500 presents a new option, the Handset Based Console (HBC). By combining the functionality of a traditional radio console with the convenience of a telephone handset, the HBC allows even more flexible vehicle installations. In addition, repeater functionality within all Sepura radios supplied to the Bavarianpublic safety organisations will substantially extend the range between participating radios by repeating direct mode voice and data traffic.

Bavaria is the largest of the sixteen German states, and has over 60,000 public safety radio users and approximately 400,000 potential users. It is one of the Federal Republic’s earliest adopters of digital communication for its public safety organisations. Director of Police, Ralf Molocher commented: “Sepura and Selectric demonstrated first class commitment to meeting our requirements. A tangible example is the introduction of the Handset Based Console which is exactly what we require in our vehicles for the migration to digital radios. We extensively tested all available TETRA radios on the market and were impressed with the functionality and quality of Sepura’s radios”.

Chief Inspector Walter Degenhart added “During the tests we experienced two serious incidents; in both cases the GPS signal from a Sepura radio proved vital to our successful resolution of a very critical situation”. Mr Degenhart went on “Inaddition, whenever we approach Selectric and Sepura for support, they thoroughly explain all issues at hand and ensure we are equipped to deal with the problem ourselves, should it occur again – this is exactly the support we are looking for from our suppliers”.

Kasper Barfoed, Regional Sales Director for Sepura concluded “The successful outcome of the first major Bavarian tender for TETRA radios for the German BOS-net makes this announcement even more meaningful here in Munich today. We are confident that all our efforts and achievements in Germany confirm our unreserved commitment to support and deliver to the German market now and in the future”.

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