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25 January, 2012 - 13:41 By News Desk

Sepura delivers radio contract to Kazakhstan in record time

Kasper Barfoed, regional director North Europe for Sepura

Cambridge technology company Sepura has completed the delivery of TETRA radios to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It is the largest single order for public safety users in the region and was completed just three months after contracts were signed.

The radios will help police forces across the country maintain contact, share information and coordinate activities across wide distances in a territory that rivals the whole of Western Europe for size.

The deal is the latest of a series of major contract wins in Central and Eastern Europe for the UK company.

As well as over 1,000 powerful desktop and vehicle SRG3900 radios, including gateways and repeaters, the police in Kazakhstan will also be equipped with over 8,300 robust STP8000 hand-portable TETRA radios.

All radios will incorporate bespoke online applications developed - using Sepura’s Short Data Applications - by Agat, the Almaty based systems integrator.

Designed to perform in the most challenging environments, the radios will be able to operate in the extreme weather conditions found in many areas of Kazakhstan.

The contract follows the migration of the Republic’s radio network from analogue to digital, with the adoption of the digital trunked TETRA standard. The network, deployed by infrastructure supplier Thales, builds on existing elements of communications and radio systems in the Republic’s provincial towns, including the main cities of Astana and Almaty.

Sepura repeater and gateway technology will enable users to extend communications to areas beyond the reach of network base stations.

Kasper Barfoed, regional director North Europe for Sepura, said: “Over the last few years we have supplied equipment for Kazakhstan’s radio network as well as TETRA terminals for the police force in the capital of Almaty. This contract marks our continuing relationship with governments in the region. We are also continuing to work closely with public safety services in Russia and Ukraine, the two largest member countries in Central and Eastern Europe.”

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Kasper Barfoed

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