Selectric Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 10,000 Sepura radios after a European-wide tender.
The radios, which will be supplied over the next three years and are worth 5.3m euros, will be given to the emergency services in Hamburg. The order includes Sepura's hand-portable and mobile radios for installations in vehicles and desktops in Hamburg's command and control centres.
Initial deliveries of Sepura TETRA radios are taking place at the start of 2010, with the first phase of radio user training for police officers and fire fighters already happening.
The BOS-network section of Hamburg will go into 'advanced test-operation' this spring, by which time the police and fire brigades' control centres will be connected to the BOS-network. The TETRA network for the whole city state of Hamburg is expected to be fully operational by mid-October.