Sepura’s SC21 hand-portable obtains Airwave approval

Sepura’s SC21 hand-portable has been approved for use by both Airwave and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for use on the UK’s Airwave Network. This is the second terminal in Sepura’s market-leading SC2 Series to receive network approval, joining its stablemate the SC20 as an advanced solution for mission critical voice and data communications.

The SC21 is the latest terminal in the extensive TETRA range that Sepura supplies to UK mission critical users and provides a number of unique benefits to support operational staff. Chief amongst these is the ability to support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, future-proofing the device to support operations during the transition to ESN.

Phil Woodley, Sepura’s Head of Products – TETRA Devices said: “The SC21 has been designed with the user in mind; it is rugged, user-friendly and flexible. Despite its small size and light weight it can still host one of the largest screens on a TETRA device, providing visibility in all lighting conditions. The advanced design of the SC21 offers support for additional data bearers and provides an audio capability that is the best available to TETRA users, coupled with an additional 4dB of sensitivity and Class 3 RF power to maximise coverage even in enclosed locations.”

Gary Maughan, Regional Director for UK and Ireland at Sepura said “The SC21 extends Sepura’s proud tradition of supporting UK public safety users, and extends the key benefits of the SC20 terminal in a compact package. The small, lightweight design of the SC21 combined with a specifically designed short antenna means it can be worn comfortably on the shoulder, or hidden unobtrusively for covert operations. The choice of user interface can be configured to replicate that of currently deployed radios, minimising training requirements and user confusion whilst operating under pressure.”

Between them the SC2 series hand-portables enhance the user experience by enabling data sharing through narrowband data applications and providing superior audio even in extreme weather conditions. As the UK continues to move toward ESN, these devices provide cutting edge technology for today’s mission critical users.

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