South African Police Service chooses Sepura TETRA radio

Police in the Gauteng province will use 2,000 Sepura’s SRG3900 TETRA mobile radios in their vehicles

South African Police Service chooses Sepura TETRA radio

Sepura has won a contract to provide mobile radios to the South African Police Service (SAPS) throughout the Gauteng province.

The contract, secured by Altara – one of Sepura’s partners in South Africa – in conjunction with Verstay, will see Sepura deliver an estimated two thousand SRG3900 radios to the Police Service over the next two years.

Fighting off fierce competition, the SRG3900 finally triumphed in the extensive evaluation process, not least due to its 10 Watts of RF Power – the greatest operational range of any TETRA radio – which will help SAPS to achieve maximum coverage across the province, Sepura said.

‘We’re delighted to be able to maximise the potential of our existing infrastructure by fitting Sepura SRG3900s in our vehicles,’ said Brigadier Gordon Bosman of SAPS. ‘We made our choice after thorough testing, and are looking forward to enjoying the benefits over the coming years.’

‘Naturally, we’re extremely pleased to have secured a long-term partnership with SAPS after such a hard-fought tender process,’ said Emanuele Algieri, Regional Director at Sepura.

‘The Gauteng province, which includes the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane (formerly Pretoria), covers an extensive area; it has a population of over 12.3 million, and a particularly undulating topology in which the SRG3900 will excel.

‘We’re now looking to future, and the opportunity to build our relationship with SAPS through the first-rate customer support for which Sepura is famous,’ said Algieri.

Sepura's SRG3900 radio includes support for the Sepura Colour Console (SCC) with Hi-Colour user interface and for hot swappable front connected accessories. It is hardware ready to support Direct Mode Gateway, Direct Mode Repeater, PEI based Data and E2EE options.

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