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17th Annual Critical Communications World

Incorporating TETRA World Congress

The premier event for critical communications will this year take place in Barcelona, Spain. In its 17th year this is the event that you MUST visit if you have any interest in critical communications - listen to speakers from all around the world, visit over 100 exhibitors and network with 3000 like-minded professionals. For all the latest information and to register click on CCW 2015

Cambridge, 17th April 2015 - Sepura is delighted to announce the delivery of a complete TETRA solution to the Public Security Directorate of the Mexican municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza. This significant contract was achieved in conjunction with Jomtel Telecomunicaciones, one of Sepura’s established partners in Mexico. Sepura’s TETRA solution is part of an extensive renovation project aimed at upgrading the public security technologies for the entire municipality and comprises the installation of a new command and control room (C4), a new CCTV surveillance system covering the whole city and communication equipment for the police for vehicle installations and more. The TETRA solution will be deployed to public safety end-user organisations comprising the police – including traffic police - fire brigades and civil defence teams. The entire new system was provided and installed by Jomtel Telecomunicaciones.  Specifically, the TETRA solution comprises a 3-sites system including SOLO and FR400 base station, a dispatcher, a gateway to the legacy analogue infrastructure, more than 550 STP9000 hand-portable and SRG3900 mobile radios and also the revolutionary Portalify Image application which enables the delivery to TETRA radios of images taken from CCTV, video recorders or cameras. Jorge Morera, Director General for Jomtel Telecomunicaciones, commented: “The public security directorate of Atizapan chose the Sepura TETRA solution because it met their technology requirements and was delivered by a respected global supplier. In particular, the customer was very impressed with Sepura radios’ high-tech specs, the company’s clear commitment to technical support from the very initial stages of the project and the availability of unique and specialised apps. I strongly believe that the revolutionary image messaging application will make a vital difference to police operations when dealing with missing people incidents”. Rubén Fernández, Business Development Manager for Sepura in Latin America, said: “This impressive project is the outcome of our successful partnership with Jomtel who drove the project forward and knew the customer well. Atizapan is the first municipality in Mexico with a complete Sepura TETRA solution, including terminals, systems and applications. We are also very proud to add that it is the very first municipality to benefit from our advanced Portalify application Image already adopted by a variety of Public Safety organisations around the world.” Atizapan, a municipality in the State of Mexico - one of the 31 Mexican states – is located in Mexico City’s metropolitan area and is considered the safest municipality in the state and in the entire country. With a population of approximately 500,000 inhabitants, it prides itself on having above-average national levels of investment in social development and welfare. Media Contact:Rosanna NormanMarketing Communications ManagerT: +44 (0) 1223 877283

Singapore, 14 April 2015 – Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) presents technological advances to change the way cities respond to global safety challenges at INTERPOL World’s Safe Cities Congress 2015. Developed with an expert panel of industry leaders, the solutions presented will chart an innovation roadmap to strengthen global security. “Forums such as INTERPOL World serve as fertile ground for fostering the development of versatile solutions for mission critical organisations to help them to adapt to the most demanding of situations. Our ability to extract and operationalize critical intelligence from immediate raw data will transform the way public safety and security organisations leverage information for effective and swift responses,” said Peter Goulding, Public Safety Specialist, Motorola Solutions. According to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), more than 60% of the world’s population is expected to be urban by 2030 which is likely to increase the strain on critical infrastructure. This is an important contributing factor to urban poverty and which might lead to a rise in crime rates. Across the globe, with debt-to-GDP ratios almost doubling in the past 5 years, public services will have to strike a delicate balancing act, coping with limited resources while policing increasingly complex criminal activity. Therefore, the single greatest advantage to public safety organisations, is the ability to operationalize data like never before, employing everything from public safety sensor networks, to city-wide video surveillance, and social media. With the innovations presented by Motorola Solutions, vast volumes of data can be aggregated and operationalized, and threats can be identified in advance, guiding personnel on the ground and preventing events from becoming major incidents. The product of this strategic partnership between Motorola Solutions and industry experts, demonstrates the capability to integrate real-time surveillance and data analytics to refine predictive policing, which is an emerging trend amongst public safety departments across the globe. This is showcased through Motorola Solutions’ presence at INTERPOL World 2015 which incorporates a complete technology immersion where participants will be able to experience this technology first-hand at four interactive zones, featuring live demonstrations of intelligence-led decision making, integrated command and control, connected first responder solutions and mobile incident command operations:   Turning Data into Intelligence: Visitors can observe how data analysis enables intelligence agencies to be better prepared to anticipate threats, make intelligent predictions, offer more targeted counteractions and plan optimal strategies. One Unified Operating Picture: The demonstrations will also run command centre simulations for a glimpse into how command operations scale in an instant from local, multi-agency response to mass coordination across every level of government with one unified, real-time operating picture, for responses that are both efficient and prompt. Mobilizing Intelligence: Visitors can experience first-hand how next generation responder communications are mobilizing intelligence, delivered through intuitive human-computer interfaces and augmenting an officers’ capability to deal with issues when in the field. Eliminating Blind-spots: Motorola Solutions is also showcasing next generation vehicle communications, which are providing updated real time intelligence and information thereby increasing in-field situational awareness and tactical collaboration as well as enabling mobile incident command operations for planned and unplanned events.  “Leveraging our expertise in mission-critical communications technology and global perspective on urban security issues, we aim to change the way public safety services around the globe respond to threats and incidents,” said Balbir Singh, Vice President, Asia, Motorola Solutions. “Be it acts of terrorism, accidents, or natural disasters, we want to help drive that shift from ‘React and Respond’ to ‘Predict and Prevent’, and pave the way for precise, intelligence-driven strategies.”

The company will deliver 60 Skyward-G IRST (infra-red search and track) systems for Saab's Gripen E fighters  • On Gripen the Skyward-G can silently detect threats at beyond-visual range without betraying the aircraft’s own position to hostile forces.  • The new systems will equip the Swedish Air Force's Gripen E fleet.  • Finmeccanica – Selex ES provides 30% of the next-generation Gripen’s electronics, boosting the situational awareness capabilities and survivability of the Saab fighter platform.  Finmeccanica – Selex ES has signed a contract with defence and security company Saab for 60 Skyward-G infra-red search and track (IRST) systems. The systems will be installed on the Gripen E fighter aircraft for the Swedish Air Force. The Skyward-G IRST is a long-range electro-optical sensor. It is a passive system that does not emit any signals of its own when in use. It detects the heat signatures of other airborne systems but cannot be detected in return. This provides a great tactical advantage. With the IRST a Gripen can detect and track enemy targets, including aircraft, naval vessels and ground vehicles. The system also has a significant ‘counter-stealth’ capability and, when used alone or in conjunction with Gripen’s other sensors, it can produce high-fidelity tracking information against complex targets over long ranges (well beyond visual range). The Skyward-G is manufactured at Selex ES’s Nerviano (Milan) site in Italy. Selex ES is a major participant in the Gripen E programme, delivering 30% of the fighter’s electronics. In addition to the Skyward-G, Finmeccanica – Selex ES also provides the fighter aircraft with its radar and Mode 5 Identification Friend/Foe (IFF) systems. In July, the company signed a production contract for the Raven ES-05 AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar. Saab has also recently chosen Selex ES’s new BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) as an electronic warfare option for the Gripen E. Currently, the BriteCloud EAD is the only product of its type on the market and Saab is the first partner to offer the new decoy.

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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