Sepura wins contract with Metropolitan Police Authority

Sepura wins contract with Metropolitan Police Authority

Sepura has been awarded two contracts to supply London’s Metropolitan Police Service with more than 3000 TETRA digital radios. These include a mix of body worn and vehicle radios, and a range of specialist accessories.

The contract award, which was the subject of a competitive tender, followed a stringent year-long evaluation, incorporating challenging technical and operational trialling.

This contract win follows the high number of other wins for Sepura equipment over the last 18 months, from a large number of UK police forces and other agencies, and from a diverse mix of international police forces and security agencies.

David Taylor, Sepura’s UK and Ireland Sales Director, said: “The range of products, accessories and functionality was designed to meet the challenging requirements of highly specialised user groups, and to allow them to source it all from a single supplier.”

“Sepura equipment has been put through an immense amount of testing, by some of the most sophisticated users in the world.”

Graham Matthews, Sepura’s CEO, added: “I am delighted that the Met has selected our specialist radios and accessories. Other customers need look no further than the intense evaluation carried out by the Met over the last year. Few environments or users could be this demanding.”

“The overwhelming success of our specialist products is a testament to these products, and the skill, experience and reputation we have built in achieving this position. I believe at this point no other supplier comes close to us.”

Press information:

Chris Johnson
Marketing Communications Manager
Sepura plc
Radio House
St Andrews Road
Cambridge CB4 1GR

tel: +44 (0)1223 694647
fax: +44 (0)1223 879000


About Sepura:

Sepura plc 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 – free from the possibility of eavesdropping.

Founded in the UK in 2002, Sepura has rapidly expanded across the world with a network of 60+ regional partners that sell and support locally its market-leading products in over 80 countries.

It joined the main list of the London Stock Exchange in August 2007 and in the year ending March 2007, generated revenues of 52m and EBITDA of 12m.

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 the world market leader in the supply of surveillance and other specialist TETRA radios and accessories.

About TETRA:

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.

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