Sepura and 3T Communications (3T) have been awarded a contract for the supply of a complete TETRA system covering four Malaysian International airports – Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
The two companies are working in collaboration with the prime contractor for the project, Comintel - a specialist IT and telecoms systems integrator. They will implement the solution which includes one 3T eXTRAS TETRA system for each location and a total of over 1,000 market-leading Sepura radio terminals with built-in GPS technology.
Sepura said that a major factor in securing the project with Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) was the combined expertise of Sepura and 3T to deliver an end-to-end critical communications solution. The contract win reinforces the rationale behind Sepura’s strategic acquisition of 3T in May 2012.
The combination of 3T’s infrastructure with Sepura’s high-performance STP8000 hand-held terminals (pictured) and the powerful SRG3900 mobile radios will guarantee consistent, highly reliable voice and data communications within the challenging airport environment. Greater efficiencies will be achieved through the ability to manage centrally all of the airport’s resources, according to Sepura.
Dato’ Abd Hamid Mohd Ali, chief operating officer at MAHB, said: ‘We were really impressed with the technical know-how, specialist expertise and extensive experience of all the companies involved in the solution. We are confident that from conception, installation and commissioning, to support and expansion, the solution will deliver exactly what we need and allow us to focus on running our aviation operations with complete peace-of-mind.’
Lim Keng Hockat, CEO of Comintel, commented: ‘Airports are fast moving, very busy environments that provide one of the toughest tests for communications systems when it comes to dealing with noise and the complexities of ensuring consistent radio coverage in both open and closed areas. In particular, we believe that, once implemented, the new system will help MAHB to improve their customer experience even further, as well as increasing the safety of all staff.’
In addition to the critical aviation activities, the MAHB system will also be used for a high number of non-aviation oriented services to ensure the smooth and safe running of the multi-site operations.