Sepura gains more ground in Brazil
Digital radio technology from Cambridge UK business Sepura has earned a significant new accreditation in Brazil.
INMETRO, Brazil’s public entity responsible for the quality and safety certification of all products entering the country, has given the green light to Sepura STP8X hand-portable radios in accordance with the latest IEC standards.
Sepura has already enjoyed some success in Brazil but the new certification is expected to lead to a fresh sales surge.
Its main customers in the territory already include Rio de Janeiro Military Police and Infraero Aeroportos.
There is great potential in the country but Sepura’s brand name is not yet well known and TETRA competes against other technologies; the availability of DMR increases Sepura’s opportunities in Brazil, enabling the company to reach a wider section of the market.
IEx, an independent Brazilian INMETRO-accredited certification organisation, thoroughly evaluated the results of the IEC tests undergone by Sepura radios. Sepura STP8X’s existing IEC certification enabled a fast approval process making the radios more quickly available on the Brazilian market.
IEx employs globally renowned specialists in the field of electronic equipment and telecommunication and includes professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the explosive atmospheres field and in the development and accreditation of national and international registrations. Simone Kawahira, business development manager for Brazil at Sepura said: “We are thrilled with this decision and very impressed with the professionalism of all IEx representatives involved in the process.
“Now that our STP8X is fully approved for use in the Brazilian market we can’t wait to demonstrate all of its benefits to users operating in hazardous environments and extreme climatic conditions.”