Tyco Electronics expand TETRA product portfolio; announce partnership with Sepura


Tyco Electronics to provide global mission-critical and commercial TETRA users with industry
leading digital radios

TETRA World Congress, Hong Kong – May 26, 2008 – Tyco Electronics announced today that its Wireless Network Solutions business, a worldwide leader of critical radio communications solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Sepura, a major supplier of network-independent Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) digital radios, to offer Sepura’s TETRA digital radios as part of the company’s international TETRA product portfolio. More than 500 customers worldwide depend on Tyco Electronics for their mission-critical communications needs. Sepura is a recognized international leader in the development and manufacture of digital TETRA radios for use in mission critical and commercial markets.

“This agreement will expand our portfolio of digital products for TETRA users around the world and is another step by our company to provide customers with choices for their radio communications equipment requirements,” said Larry Ward, vice president, Global Marketing and International Market Development, Tyco Electronics. “Utilizing Sepura’s well known and reliable TETRA radios within our VIDA TETRA solution will enable us to continue to provide our existing and future customers with dependable equipment that they require today and tomorrow.”

“This is an important milestone in the international growth of Sepura. Tyco Electronics is widely recognised as a world-leader in the industry, and all of us at here at Sepura look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company,” added Graham Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Sepura.

The M/A-COM VIDA network platform is a cost-effective, IP-based interoperable radio communications technology that supports TETRA, P25, WiMAX and other radio technologies. The VIDA network platform addresses voice and data communications needs of mission-critical radio users around the world and unifies radio communication technologies into a leading-edge solution that enables end users to take advantage of the different air interface technologies. VIDA provides subscribers with the ability to integrate future technologies into their existing system through simple upgrades.

To learn more, go to www.macom-wireless.com or visit Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM (Booth K1) at TETRA World Congress 2008 on May 26-28 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. A live demonstration of the VIDA Hybrid Network will be featured, including TETRA, P25 and VIDA Broadband, the company’s WiMAX technology. Additionally, on May 28 Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM will host a plenary session at the event’s Stream B, TETRA Innovation Program, entitled “Extending TETRA’s Capabilities with Public Networks”. The session will be presented by Robert Jastram, Director of International Business Development, Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM and TETRA Association Executive Board member.

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