Sepura will begin shipping its SC20 flagship TETRA hand portable radios in February. The devices were first seen at Critical Communications World 2015 in Barcelona. Shaped by user feedback, the SC20 series hand-portable radios support both TETRA (403-470MHz) mission critical voice communications and have the option for a second high speed broadband-ready, (380-430MHz) data bearer capability.
The SC2020 and the SC2040 terminals feature a new, powerful Class 3 TETRA engine is paired with a new receiver that surpasses the ETSI specification – a unique combination, extending operational range and stretching coverage into areas where it was not possible before.
Sepura claims the radios’ 2W audio capability, enhanced by unique water-porting technology, allows for uncompromised audio clarity, even in continuous heavy rain. Uniquely, the SC20 series boasts IP66, 67 and 68 environmental protection rating, meaning that it is completely dustproof, submersible to a depth of 2m for 1hour and impervious to jets of water. Its design also enables it to be easily cleaned by simply rinsing dust and dirt off under the tap.
Additionally, the radios’ high resolution screen, the largest on the market today, is specifically designed to provide a richer user experience. The larger screen enables the display of more comprehensive data, suitable for future applications via high-speed data; it is also viewable in all light conditions, including direct sunlight.
“The SC20 has been designed to deliver the highest levels of robustness, endurance, audio clarity and power. It is designed to place and receive calls where it simply was not possible before,” commented Mark Barnby, Sepura’s Head of Product Management – Devices.
“This is the first product on our brand new technology platform. It is designed to meet the needs of mission critical users today, whilst allowing high-speed data to be added in the future.”
Steve Barber, VP Group Strategy for Sepura, commented: "The SC20 confirms our vision for the future and demonstrates our ability to adapt to the fast-moving markets in which we operate.
“We continue to provide our global customer base with products that address their ever-evolving communication needs and the operational challenges they face every day. The SC20 provides undisputable proof that Sepura is going further in critical communications."