Sepura’s Intrinsically Safe hand-portable achieves certification for maritime use

Cambridge, 22nd March 2017- Sepura’s STP8X Intrinsically Safe TETRA hand-portable radio has achieved IEC 60945 certification for maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems.

The radio, along with the STP8X Advanced RSM, passed a suite of rigorous tests – proving resistant to thermal shock, vibration, oil and corrosion, emissions and intensive solar radiation – certifying its consistent performance in the harsh marine environment.

The STP8X already complies with the highly demanding IECEx/ATEX standard version 6, for which the radio was baked for 28 days at 85°C and 90% humidity, then frozen at -30°C for 24 hours before being impact tested and drop tested. It was then driven over by a 1.85 tonne Land Rover and submerged to a depth of 1m for 30 minutes.

Mark Barnby, Sepura’s Head of Product Management for Devices, commented:

“We are delighted that the STP8X – one of the toughest radios on Earth – has now added the onerous maritime IEC60945 certification to its growing suite of approvals.

“This new maritime certification – unique within TETRA – will now allow marine operators to benefit from that unparalleled robustness, as well as the STP8X’s crisp, clear audio – no matter how tough the operational environment.”  

STP8X hand-portable radios

Hellen Norman, Sepura plc.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 877370
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