Norway police find Sepura technology arresting
Digital radio technology from Sepura in Cambridge UK has been chosen by the Norwegian police to fulfil the landmark first tranche of a nationwide project to renew its radio communications system.
The Nødnett (emergency network) contract, which covers the first two phases of the project, was awarded to VHF Communication AS, Sepura’s long-standing partner in Norway.
The Norwegian Directorate for Public Safety Radio Emergency Communication (DNK) recently signed agreements with three suppliers of radio terminals for use on its network.
The agreements entitled the suppliers to tender for the successive phases of the nationwide roll-out. VHF won the police tender for the first three phases of the Nødnett rollout (including the greater Oslo area) and will be the sole supplier of radio terminals for Phases 1 and 2.
These phases include Sepura’s recently-launched STP9000 hand-portable radios, as well the SRG3900 mobile radio, which will be installed in cars, boats and motorbikes in a variety of configurations. The radios will be used by selected police districts.
Sepura technology is already market leader in both Sweden and Denmark.