21 November 2007
World leading train manufacturer selects Sepura
Sepura TETRA digital radios have been chosen by one of the world’s leading train manufacturers, Canadian firm Bombardier Transportation, for use at its factory in the north of France.
SYSOCO, Sepura’s partner in France, secured the order earlier in the year for SRH3500 handheld radios to meet new requirements for communications in security and fire services, and to assist industrial production processes.
Bombardier is currently progressing one of the largest orders in French rail history for $3.4 billion to build 372 trains for the Paris commuter line. These futuristic trains with extra-wide carriages will increase the ease and speed of passenger movement.
The factory at Crespin in northern France employs 1600 people and such a large manufacturing plant requires security and fire operations of the highest order to react quickly to any emergency.
Robust and easy to use, the radios give uninterrupted and secure communication. Data, vibration and hands-free functions provide instant messaging for those on the move or wearing ear protection. There’s also the capability to operate defined Talk Groups for individual teams to communicate in unison.
Pierre Letta, Marketing Director for SYSOCO, said: “This project brings the very best digital radio communications to a company that is also at the forefront of innovation. Our customer chose Sepura for its ability to provide radios that provide unparalleled support and warranty conditions and extremely favourable delivery terms. In addition, the radios are already used and tested by numerous TETRA users worldwide.”
Richard Redgrave, Regional Sales Director for Sepura added: “Successes like this are possible thanks to the co-operation and competence of partners like SYSOCO. In this instance SYSOCO developed a system that suits a large manufacturing site where stringent security and safety systems are critical and the radios are invaluable in communications for its production teams.”
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Sepura plc is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of TETRA digital radios, used predominantly by the emergency services around the world and in the transport, utilities and local government sectors. It is the market leader in 20 countries.
The TETRA standard was developed mainly for public safety professionals. It facilitates reliable radio communication at all times and offers secure voice and data – free from the possibility of eavesdropping.
Founded in the UK in 2002, Sepura has rapidly expanded across the world with a network of 60+ regional partners that sell and support locally its market-leading products in over 80 countries.
It joined the main list of the London Stock Exchange in August 2007 and in the year ending March 2007, generated revenues of 52m and EBITDA of 12m.
Sepura’s development expertise is focused entirely on TETRA radio terminals, and the company offers the broadest range of TETRA products available. It is often first to market with innovative products and features and is the world market leader in the supply of surveillance and other specialist TETRA radios and accessories.
TETRA is the acronym for TErrestrial Trunked RAdio, a world-wide standard for digital private mobile radios developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TETRA has the advantage of being spectrum efficient whilst also offering the end user improved voice quality, secure encrypted communication and comprehensive data capabilities.