Over 2,800 TETRA digital radios and accessories from Sepura in Cambridge UK have been sold through a co-operative network in Germany in a deal worth €2.7 million.The red hot deal for the technology was aptly signed in a fire station in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany.
It represents a new framework agreement between SELECTRIC Digital Radio-Systems NRW GmbH and the East Westphalia-Lippe administrative district.
The contract includes a combination of Sepura’s market-leading hand-portable and mobile radios.
The TETRA network will be deployed throughout the districts of Gütersloh, Herford, Höxter, Lippe and Paderborn to deliver reliable and secure communications for the fire service, disaster relief and emergency services in the region.
Representing SELECTRIC, Jürgen Heußner, the managing director, took the opportunity to thank the purchasing co-operative of East Westphalia-Lippe for its confidence in choosing the solution and was delighted to be working with them to help deliver all the benefits of the technology.
The administrative district makes up one-fifth of the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia and has a population of more than two million.
The co-operative was formed to maximise economies of scale and to enable them to achieve the desired objective of upgrading their system before the end of 2013.
From the issue of its tender in spring 2012, the buying group of East Westphalia-Lippe evaluated the proposals, and SELECTRIC emerged as the clear winner with its technologically superior, cost-effective solution.