Swede run of success and top Finn-ish! For TETRA handset maker
Sepura, the Cambridge based digital radio specialist, is on a wave of success in Scandinavia.
The company has won major contracts in both Sweden and Finland in recent days.Sepura, the Cambridge based digital radio specialist, is on a wave of success in Scandinavia.
The company has won major contracts in both Sweden and Finland in recent days.
It has been selected to provide its TETRA digital radios to the Swedish Coastguard through its partner Swedish Radio Supply AB.
The coastguard joins the Swedish Police, to whom Sepura will be sole supplier, and other prestigious Scand-inavian customers announced this year, amongst them Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and Volvo.
The coastguard patrols the thousands of square kilometres of sea from Haparanda in the North to Strömstad in the West. As well as their search and rescue responsibilities, the coastguard monitors Swede-n’s fishing grounds for illegal trawling, provides early warning and clean-up of oil spills, and patrols a large part of the EU’s outer border.
This is made possible by 600 officers and a range of large sea-going vessels, smaller inshore boats, hovercraft, aeroplanes and land-based vehicles.
Co-ordinating such a large fleet, dispersed over an enormous area and operating in a potentially dangerous environment, is a challenging task.
In order to overcome such communications difficulties, the coastguard will use a total of 300 TETRA radios over the next five years of which Sepura will supply terminals for airborne use and gateways.
The coastguard selected Sepura radios for their performance during airborne tests and the industry-leading gateway functionality.
The Sepura SRG3500 Mobile Gateway allows crews to keep in touch even when they are in areas of little or no radio network coverage by in effect acting as a high-power mobile base station, providing communications between handsets in Direct Mode Operation as well as the standard Trunked Mode Operat-ion.
The Sepura SRH3800 sGPS™ will enable the control centre to keep track of the many vehicles in operation, improving their safety, simplifying deployment and reducing response times. Sepura’s GPS receiver is the most sensitive on the market today and provides accurate positioning even where other GPS devices fail.
Kenneth Hubner, regional sales director for Sepura said: “The Swedish Coastguard is a very well-respected organisation and we are delighted to add it to our list of Swedish customers.
“This win recognises not only Sepura’s technical expertise, but also our long-standing commitment to understand our customers and their needs. We don’t deliver just the products, but also the service and support that they are looking for.”
E.ON Finland Oyj has chosen Sepura digital radios and the TETRA-based VIRVE network to improve the trouble management of its power plants, gas and district heating networks and 6,500km of electricity cables. This contract was won in conjunction with Insalko, Sepura’s official partner in Finland.
E.ON is part of the world’s largest investor-owned energy service pro-vider, E.ON Energie AG. It provides energy to over 173,000 residential and business customers in Finland.
With nearly 500 employees across the country, effective communications are extremely important and the ageing VHF system was approaching end-of-life.
The new Sepura radios will support E.ON’s research & development work in IT infrastructure and mobile applications, as well as offer a nationwide platform for mobile communication and data transfer that will reduce the costs of mobile telephony.