Sepura has chalked a double success supplying portable handsets to two police forces on different continents.
In the UK, Sepura has been chosen by Warwickshire Police Force to replace its existing Airwave terminals with its STP8038 TETRA hand portable radios. The Force will take possession of 1,200 terminals.
Warwickshire Police chose the Sepura radios after competitive user trials and technical evaluations facilitated by its managed service provider, Arqiva.
Warwickshire’s project manager, David Farn, said the new terminals were not only more rugged and better weather protected, but the larger LCD screen would make the search for missing persons or confirmation of identity easier.
Sepura’s second contract win is to supply STP8000 and STP8100 TETRA hand portable radios to the municipality of Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. The deal was closed by the company’s Mexican partner, Exsertel.
Sinaloa is in the front line of Mexico’s drug war. Sepura’s ‘man down’ function, which triggers an alert when the radio detects non-typical user movement, is seen as a crucial new safety feature for Mazatlan’s police officers.