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Critical Communications World 2014

Incorporating TETRA World Congress

Critical Communications World is the primary event of the TETRA community. For everyone who needs to know about TETRA today then this is the event to attend. For everyone who needs to know about TETRA being the technology of choice for the next many years then this is the event to attend For everyone who needs to know about the evolution of TETRA and other technologies towards broadband then this is the event to attend.    For all the latest information please visit the dedicated website http://criticalcommunicationsworld.com/

When the Catholic Church canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II later this month, the Police forces of the Municipality of Rome will benefit from secure digital communications thanks to Selex ES’s TETRA mobile radio systems. The Finmeccanica company’s system will allow operators to securely coordinate their control and security management activities over the next 14 days of Easter activities, with the canonization mass on the 27th April expecting to attract at least one million people. Following an agreement signed with the City of Rome in September 2012, Selex ES developed a TETRA communication network for the Municipal Police of Rome that covers the entire city. The network includes approximately 5000 terminals, with Selex ES also providing 60 months of service management and network maintenance starting from the end of December 2013. The network was built during 2013 and went into operation on the 1st January 2014, replacing the Municipal Police’s previous analogue systems. Already, the Municipal Police Service has used the TETRA network to manage security for a number of events hosted by the City including papal audiences and football matches at the Stadio Olimpico. On the occasion of the canonization of the popes, the Department of Technological Innovation of Rome has asked Selex ES to develop a TETRA network which will be available for joint use by the Civil Protection department and the Municipality Police.

Sepura’s STP8X Intrinsically Safe/ ATEX TETRA radio has received certification in Brazil. INMETRO, Brazil’s public entity responsible for the quality and safety certification of all products entering the country, has given the green lights to Sepura STP8X hand-portable radios in accordance with the latest IEC norms (IEC 60079-0:2011 and IEC 60079-11:2011).  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. IEx has been INMETRO-accredited since 2009 and, in less than 5 years, has issued over 700 certificates for products in diverse categories, including approximately 370 certificates for ATEX products. Giovanni Hummel Borges, Technical Director for INMETRO commented: “IEx’s strategy is to seek the fastest and most effective way to certify a product. The success of a product registration also depends on the quality of the collaboration with the contractor. IEx’s experience of working with Sepura confirms that smooth processes and successful outcomes are the product of positive and transparent interaction between the parties”. 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.”

Fabrizio Giulianini, Chief Executive Officer of Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, today officially opened the new Riyadh offices of Selex ES Saudi Arabia in the presence of highly distinguished representatives from the Saudi Arabian government and national agencies. The offices, situated within the new and prestigious Granada Business Park, provide Selex ES with an ideal base to consolidate and establish business contacts and are conveniently located in the proximity of key customer headquarters and facilities. In inaugurating the new offices Fabrizio Giulianini, Chief Executive Officer of Selex ES said “The new headquarters demonstrate Selex ES commitment to become a key player in the high technology arena for defence and security in KSA”, adding “we have been working successfully in the country for two decades and we look forward to strengthening our industrial and friendship ties with local industries and government agencies”. Selex ES bring to KSA break-through technologies that can be applied across a wide range of dual use solutions developed in-country to answer all requirements across the domains of Space, Air, Land and Sea. Already an established supplier to the defence sector in the Kingdom, the company has much to offer in diverse fields such as cyber security and information assurance, automated systems, air and vessel traffic management systems, protection of critical infrastructure and homeland security, as well as in the new integrated domain known as “Smart cities”.

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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