South Korean Police chooses Sepura again
The Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency (IMPA) has placed a further order with Sepura. This follows the first substantial contract for over 1,000 hand-held radios placed in 2004 and the recent approval by the Korean National Emergency Management Agency of Sepura’s TETRA radio terminals for use on Korea’s nationwide public safety network. This customer win was made possible by Promocom Corp., Sepura’s valued partner in South Korea.
Sepura’s SRG3500 Mobile Gateway, in addition to working as a standard vehicle radio gives improved access to the TETRA network in areas of poor reception by forming a bridge between the trunked network and individual hand-held radios. In addition, thanks to its higher power, the SRG3500 will enable police users to connect to the network where hand-held radios fail.
Mr. Seong-Hwan Kim from IMPA commented “Sepura’s SRG3500 mobile gateway willbe used to enhance radio coverage within the outskirts and isolated areas of the Metropolitan City of Incheon. We selected Sepura’s gateway following the radio’s outstanding performance during our extensive trials; our users chose the SRG3500 unanimously. We are confident we’ll make the most of this very versatile radio at special and large scale police events and ceremonies. In fact, by providing seamless coverage even in weak signal areas, these radios will enable us to provide targeted support in case of emergency”.
Kevin Graham, Regional Director for Sepura said: “We will continue working closely with our partner Promocom Corp. to support the South Korean public safety market. Effective policing today requires advanced communications, and with TETRA set to replace aging analogue systems throughout Asia, Sepura has grown its presence and focus on this continent over the last two years. This win reinforces further Sepura’s local commitment and effort in the Asian region”.