Teltronic and Sepura winners for secure communications
Brazilian federal public safety and security authorities placed their trust in Teltronic and Sepura TETRA equipment during the Pan American Games staged at Rio de Janeiro in July.
Sepura and Teltronic radios coordinated organising officials and emergency services at venues across a 25km radius, including police, fire and ambulance services, and supported the efficient management of administrators, competitors, transport and spectators.
This is the biggest sporting event to date to deploy Teltronic and Sepura radio terminals. In sheer magnitude the Games rank only behind the Olympics with 5,500 athletes from 42 countries, attracting two million spectators.
More than 600,000 voice calls were carried out during the 14 days of the Games, highlighting one of the most significant deployments of TETRA anywhere in the world during 2007.
This deployment is the first phase of a TETRA rollout to the city, which in time will see the entire Rio police force equipped with TETRA radios to combat crime in one of the most demanding policing environments in the world.
This is a further signal that TETRA has become the dominant digital PMR standard for the whole region, as it has done throughout the world.
The turnkey contract was worth 23 Million Euros for Teltronic Brazil, the prime contractor and system integrator with a NEBULATETRA Infrastructure with 22 Site Base Stations, a high capacity microwave radio backbone and a Dispatch and GIS Centre.
This was deployed in a record time of three months to provide secure communications to more than 15,000 Terminals in operation during the Games, with terminals provided jointly by Teltronic and Sepura.