17 March 2008
Sepura is to supply 10,000 digital TETRA radios to the Pakistan police force, in the first phase of their migration to TETRA. The contract was secured by its distributor, Vision Engineering Group Pakistan, with the country’s Ministry of the Interior.Further orders are expected to follow in a roll-out totalling 70,000 terminals over the next three to five years, as all branches of the Pakistan Police Force migrate from analogue to TETRA.
The Pakistan police force will be supplied with Sepura’s SRH3800 sGPS™ Hand-held and SRM3500 and SRG3500 Mobile vehicle radios for use in the country’s six major cities – Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.Sepura’s entry in to Pakistan is further evidence of the Company’s increasing international penetration, following other recent first-time sales in Australia, New Zealand, Macedonia and the Philippines. Sepura now have products in use in more than ninety countries.
Emanuele Algieri, Sepura’s Regional Sales Director, said: “This win shows continued momentum for Sepura in the region. It further confirms Sepura as the preferred choice of First Responders and Public Safety forces around the world.”Dr Kamran Khan, CEO of Vision Engineering Group Pakistan, said: “The high quality of Sepura TETRA radios and the first-class customer support that Sepura offers contributed to their selection.”
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Sepura is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of TETRA digital radios, used predominantly by the emergency services around the world and in the transport, utilities and local government sectors. It is the market leader in more than 20 countries.
The TETRA standard was developed mainly for public safety professionals. It facilitates reliable radio communication at all times and offers secure voice and data transmissions – free from the possibility of eavesdropping.
Founded in the UK in 2002, Sepura has rapidly expanded across the world with a network of 70+ regional partners that sell and support locally its market-leading products in over 90 countries.
It joined the main list of the London Stock Exchange in August 2007 and in the year ended March 2007, generated revenues of 52m and EBITDA of 13.6m (pre IPO costs). Sepura is also a member of the FTSE techMARK All-Share index.
Sepura’s development expertise is focused entirely on TETRA radio terminals, and the company offers the broadest range of TETRA products available. It is often first to market with innovative products and features and is a market leader in the supply of surveillance and other specialist TETRA radios and accessories.
TETRA is the acronym for TErrestrial Trunked RAdio, a world-wide standard for digital private mobile radios developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TETRA has the advantage of being spectrum efficient whilst also offering the end user improved voice quality, secure encrypted communication and comprehensive data capabilities.