TETRA Americas will return again on the 17th and 18th November 2014. If you are interested in critical communications. If you want to know more about TETRA. If you want to meet the TETRA manufacturers and see their latest poroducts. Then this is the event that you MUST attend ! For further information visit: http://tetracongressamericas.com/
Sepura has won a second contract to supply TETRA hand-portable radios to the Metropolitan Police Agency of Incheon (IMPA) in South Korea. The IMPA, a Sepura user since 2005, will deploy the radios to assist in the security of the 17th Asian Games that are currently taking place in the city of *Incheon. The contract was won in conjunction with Winnersystech, Sepura’s South Korean channel partner. IMPA is adding in excess of 500 STP series hand-portable and DMO gateway radios to its existing fleet of more than 3,000 Sepura TETRA terminals and has assigned over 14,000 policemen to police and secure the Games. The Asian Games, September 19th to October 4th, are also officially known as the XVII Asiad and are the largest sporting event in Asia governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). They will comprise 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines and Incheon will welcome athletes and visitors from more than 45 countries. Mr. YG Jo, President for Winnersystech said: “Choosing to expand their existing fleet of Sepura TETRA terminals was a straightforward decision for IMPA, they have been using Sepura equipment for over 9 years and the latest radios present new and enhanced features that make Sepura’s offering both unique and highly competitive. IMPA users are particularly impressed with the radios’ quality, reliability and ease of use”. Terence Ledger, Regional Director for Sepura commented: “We are proud that IMPA has repeated their business with Sepura as this is testament to their long term commitment to our products. Our radios will be used by the IMPA at the Asian Games for the first time and will give police users confidence in our radios and ensure seamless and continuous communication even in critical circumstances. Sepura has an impressive track record in providing communications at world events as demonstrated by our previous deployment at major global sporting tournaments such as the Mediterranean Games, the World University Games and the South Africa and Brazil World Cups”. * Incheon, a major city 32 miles south of Seoul, is known world-wide for its international airport and shipping port. Contact:Rosanna NormanMarketing Communications ManagerSepura plcTel: +44 (0) 1223 877283sepura.com
Cambridge, 30th September 2014 - Sepura, along with channel partner VHF Communications, are celebrating their selection as suppliers of TETRA radio terminals for Nødnett, Norway’s public safety network. dNk, the Direktoratet for Nødkommunikasjon (Directorate for Emergency Communication) – a state administrative body tasked with the development of Nødnett – chose Sepura’s STP8X and STP9000 hand-portable radios, along with the SRG3900 mobile radio, after a thorough selection process focussing on quality, price and ease of use. Phases 3-5 of Nødnett’s implementation see the emergency network’s extension to north, west and central Norway, where the radios will be in daily use by police and customs officers on the mainland. Gjermund Torp, Key Account Manager for VHF Communications commented: “ Nødnett selected VHF Communications and Sepura further to a strict and detailed tender evaluation process. This decision crowns the Sepura and VHF Communications team as one of the main suppliers to Nødnett, confirms our market leadership in the public safety sector in the Nordic countries and further strengthens the long-standing and successful partnership between our organisations. We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and will ensure we continue meeting Norwegian public safety users’ communications needs”. Speaking for Sepura, Senior Business Development Manager Lars-Magnus Gustafsson said: “We are extremely pleased that Sepura has been chosen to contribute to the development of Nødnett, one of the most modern TETRA networks in Europe and the defining element of Norway’s national mission-critical strategy. This is a significant order – VHF Communication’s largest single contract in Norway to date – and reflects the confidence and trust dNk have in our award-winning terminals.” Contact:Rosanna NormanMarketing Communications ManagerSepura plcTel: +44 (0) 1223 877283sepura.com
Tero Pesonen, nominated and sponsored by VIRVE, the Finnish nationwide authority TETRA network, has been elected as the new chair of the TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG). Tero takes over from Tony Gray of consulting group p3, who has led the CCBG since its formation in May 2012. A Working Group of the TCCA, the CCBG drives the development and adoption of common global mobile broadband standards and solutions for users who operate in a mission critical or business critical environment. The CCBG also works with the TCCA’s Spectrum Group to lobby for appropriate harmonised spectrum in which to deploy critical broadband services and applications. “Under the leadership of Tony Gray, the CCBG has developed into a highly influential group, with more than 120 members from around the world,” said Phil Kidner, TCCA CEO. “Tero’s knowledge of critical communications makes him an excellent choice to continue the work of the CCBG as we move forward with critical mobile broadband.” “I am very humble to have been elected, and look forward to working together within the Group and other stakeholder to build on its achievements to date,” said Tero Pesonen. “With the upcoming 3GPP Release 12, the snowballing campaign for critical communications spectrum in Europe at 700MHz, and the many other issues that this Group addresses, we are set for a very active year.” Tero has more than 15 years’ experience in critical communications, with responsibilities that have ranged from very technical assignments in global standards creation to understanding the field operational procedures of key players in critical communications. A previous Board member of the TCCA and of one of the founding members in the TCCA Technical Forum, Tero began his PMR career with Nokia, moving to EADS/Cassidian (now Airbus). Since 2013 he has been independent Critical Communications Professional. He is a frequent presenter, moderator and facilitator in major industry events such as Critical Communications World and PMRExpo. About the CCBG The aim of the CCBG is to enable all mission critical and business critical users to access their information systems, intranet and internet at broadband speeds using their professional mobile devices wherever they are and whenever they have the need. This broadband capability should meet the specific needs of the user in the same way that critical voice and narrowband data services are currently delivered by technologies such as TETRA, Tetrapol, P25 and others. About the TCCA 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. For more information please visit www.tandcca.com
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.