The Provincial Municipality of Tumbes in Peru is to deploy a Hytera TETRA two-way radio communication system. The decision to equip the city with a new TETRA system is driven partly by its strategic border location, but also be the need to deal with the risk natural disasters such as those caused by the El Niño effect.
Prime contractor Consorcio Jerusalen is responsible for implementing the security plan on behalf of the city of Tumbes. It has selected Proyectcom SAC and Hytera Mobilfunk, the German arm of Chinese two-way radio manufacturer Hytera, to implement Hytera’s ACCESSNET-T IP TETRA trunking system, along with an integrated emergency control centre.
The emergency services organisations of Tumbes will be equipped with Hytera PT580H TETRA handhelds and MT680 TETRA mobile radios. In addition, five Fast Relief Security Centres will be equipped with MT680B TETRA fixed stations.
The city of Tumbes is the capital of the province and department of the same name, and is located in the northern Peruvian coast, only 30km from the Ecuadorian border. The Tumbes Region is bordered by the Ecuadorian provinces of El Oro and Loja on the east; Peru's Piura Region on the south; and by the Pacific Ocean on the north and west.
Antonio Garandillas, Gerente de Seguridad Ciudadana, commented: “This is a very good start. Everything indicates that Tumbes will be equipped with the best security technology within the first month of 2016.”
This new project consolidates Hytera Mobilfunk´s position as the leader supplier of public safety professional mobile radio communication systems in the Peruvian market with customers like the Ministry of Interior, National Police and the Ministry of Economy and Finance between others.