Thames Valley Police has extended its long-standing relationship with Sepura, by choosing the SRG3900 GPS to replace 675 of their existing fixed and vehicle-based TETRA mobile radios.
As the largest non-metropolitan police force in England and Wales, the Force serves more than two million residents throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, including rural areas with sub-optimal network coverage.
After a rigorous selection process, focusing on factors such as PEI interface capability and gateway functionality, the Force selected the SRG3900 GPS for its ‘superlative’ performance. Sepura said its SRG gateway radios – which provide a mobile communication system that 'goes with the user' to an incident – provide the greatest operational range of any TETRA terminal on the market.
Having long been users of Sepura hand-held radios, the Force also chose the SRG3900 GPS to capitalise on the common user interface to reduce training costs.
“Ensuring the safety of both the general public and our officers is of paramount importance,” said Julian Smith, Airwave System Engineer for Thames Valley Police. “The SRG3900 GPS more than meets our operational requirements, providing coverage exactly when and where it’s needed.”
Speaking for Sepura, Gary Maughan, regional director for UK & Ireland, said: “We’re very pleased to continue our relationship with Thames Valley Police. The decision to use our mobile radios – after long-term use of our hand-held radios – reflects our expanding mobile footprint and strengthens our relationship with the Force, whilst giving officers in the field the tools they need to perform their duties safely and effectively.”