Venezuela order continues Sepura’s growth in South America
Sepura has won a contract in Venezuela to provide TETRA digital radios in an initiative to improve the public security and social needs of the Orinoco delta region.
Inusual, Sepura’s partner in Venezuela, secured the order which continues Sepura’s growth in Latin America after other recent sales wins in Mexico, Panama, Peru and Brazil.
The Estado Delta Amacuro regionalgovernment commissioned a TETRA network to assist police and local community leaders in this large area at the head of the Orinoco, South America’s second longest river. The radios will transform communications in the region’s main city of Tucupitaand with nomadic and permanent communities in the delta’s swamp and jungle hinterland.
Tim Mills, Sepura’s Regional Manager for South America, said: “It’s an important milestone to gain such an order in Venezuela, and is a further example of our development in Latin America. It also illustrates the widening range of uses of Sepura’s radios.”
Willburg Castro, Director General of Inusual, said: “Sepura radios provide the essential communication needs for both the police and the communities. The radios are robust, easy to operate and Sepura’s Gateway technology ensures the network can be maintained in blackspots of coverage. The GPS module within the radios means their location can be constantly monitored, too.”
Precise location is essential in the event of any emergency in a region of 40,000 km2 where some communities are hundreds of miles from any hospital and transport links are difficult.
Each community will be given a Sepura radio along with a training programme to ensure they can gain maximum use from their radio, providing them with a lifeline to emergency and medical services. Those living among the swamps and jungle suffer from extensive illness to children and threats from drugs gangs making their route to the sea.
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Sepura is the world’s leading independent TETRA terminal supplier. It designs, develops and supplies digital (TETRA) radios for the public safety market (such as police, fire and ambulance) as well as Military, Transport and Utilities. Sepura headquartered in Cambridge, UK, has an international network of distributors and partners supplying organisations in over 80 countries worldwide.
Sepura offers the most comprehensive and largest international range of TETRA products. Its products are available in the widest range of TETRA frequency bands and operate on all manufacturers’ infrastructures.
Manufactured by Siemens in Austria, Sepura’s product portfolio comprises vehicle-mounted and hand-held radios, the world’s most popular covert radios, 10W mobile gateways and the most advanced programming support tool on the TETRA market today – Radio Manager. Amongst the many options available with these radios are the multi award winning fully-integrated sGPS™ receiver and the most comprehensive range of air interface and End-to-End encryption algorithms.