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Cambridge, 27th August 2015 - Two prestigious contracts have been awarded to Sepura’s long-standing German partner, Selectric GmbH, for the supply of more than 6000 TETRA radios to fire brigades in the regions of Straubing and Passau. These contracts – comprising a combination of the market-leading STP9000, STP8X Intrinsically-Safe ATEX/IECEx hand-portables and SRG3900 mobile radios, plus accompanying accessories – build on previous successes in Bavaria and bring the total number of Sepura TETRA radios in frame contracts for German Public Safety users to over 350,000. Hendrik Pieper, Managing Director for Selectric commented, "Sepura and Selectric’s joint knowledge of the challenges facing mission-critical communications in Germany – and our expertise in tackling them – have, once again, been clearly validated by this achievement.” Hooman Safaie, Regional Director for Sepura added, "This new success demonstrates the formidable strength of our partnership with Selectric. It also reflects our commitment to the German public safety market – the largest TETRA market in the world – and our determination to maintain market leadership in the country.”    Media contact:Rebecca Greenall, Sepura plc.Tel: +44 (0)1223 877202Mob: +44 (0)7920 788561rebecca.greenall@sepura.com

SEA Group selects Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radio system for Linate and Malpensa airports   TETRA Dimetra IP Compact solutions ensure secure and reliable communication, improving operations and customer service The TETRA solution can be extended to meet evolving operational requirements   MILAN, ITALY – Aug. 25, 2015 – Airport operator SEA Group (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali S.p.A.) has selected Motorola Solutions to improve operations and ensure the highest levels of security, efficiency and effectiveness at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports. Deploying a TETRA Dimetra IP Compact radio communications system to connect both of Milan’s airports, SEA is able to provide enhanced customer services with rapid flight turnaround and more efficient terminal operations. "With 1,200 operating radios and an increase in operations, SEA needed a more dynamic solution for communications," says Fabio Degli Esposti, information & communication technology director, SEA. "Faced with the need to replace an outdated system and the need to cope with an increasing demand of services, the only choice for us was to switch to digital technology, which is able to guarantee a safe and effective service." In Malpensa - where the old and the new systems had to coexist in the migration phase - everything was fully operational within just two weeks, including the configuration of 1,000 new radios. At Linate airport, the system, supporting 400 new radios, was set up in just a week.“SEA could not afford any inefficiency," says Giuliano Posenato, customer service manager, Motorola Solutions Italy. "The implementation had to be very fast, because the requirement was to change the engine on the machine while it was still running.”Motorola Solutions’ high-performance TETRA base stations now deliver TETRA network coverage in both airports. Old radios used by personnel throughout the airports where also replaced with new TETRA digital handsets. Motorola Solutions has signed a four-year managed services agreement with SEA, guaranteeing technology evolution including the replacement of its complete telecommunication system (controller, base stations and radios). Motorola Solutions will provide global integrated services infrastructure with highly qualified technical support and certified repair centres that will provide fast repair times and expert technical support for the system for many years to come. In September 2015, Motorola Solutions will upgrade the connections at both airports with the latest generation of Motorola Solutions TETRA system Dimetra 8.2 enhancing data transmission and offering the SEA the opportunity to develop rich data services to further improve both operations and the customer experience at Milan’s airports.

After a competitive procurement process, Airwave has been selected as a supplier of Lot 6, mobile voice and data services for the Crown Commercial Service new Network Services framework (RM1045). This replaces the existing Public Services Network (PSN) Connectivity and PSN Services frameworks (RM860 and RM1498 respectively).  According to John Lewis, Airwave’s Chief Operating Officer: “We are delighted our bid for Lot 6 has been successful. The Airwave team has done a great job in securing this framework. It creates a fantastic opportunity to talk to our customers about a much richer offering across their mobile communications portfolio.”  The benefits associated with the adoption of a multi-lot framework include having the opportunity to encourage more competition in the marketplace, stimulate and harness innovation, make available a wider range of services, as well as drive down price, procurement and supplier bid costs.  The Network Services agreement is divided into ten lots comprising data access services; local connectivity services; traditional telephony services; inbound telephony services; IP telephony services; mobile voice and data services; paging services; video conferencing services; audio conferencing services; and integrated communications.  The duration of the agreement is two years with the option to extend up to an additional two years.

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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