Sepura answers $28m Finnish SOS
Cambridge communications technology is being leveraged in a $28 million overhaul of capability for emergency forces and military in Finland.
Sepura reveals that the company it acquired in Finland – Portalify Oy – is leading the consortium handling the landmark project for the Finnish Ministry of Interior (MoI).
The deal is a multi-authority project for field command and control systems, identified by the acronym KEJO. It will enable multi-agency field operations spanning police, border guard, fire and rescue, ambulance, military and customs organisations, comprising 25,000 users across the whole country. Sepura says that Portalify’s KEJO solution is the most advanced and revolutionary of its kind for field-based command and control in Europe.
The contract covers all Finnish Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) authorities. KEJO is a multi-agency system for public safety mobile ICT services and an application platform for mobile terminals that will be operated mainly over wireless networks.
The system enables field commanding, common operational picture, access to several master systems and exchange of information in real time with other PPDR authorities.
KEJO will be used by the Finnish Police, rescue departments, social and healthcare authorities, frontier guard, defence forces and customs with other authorities to join at a later stage. Implementation will take place during 2015-2017.