CCW 2016: Sepura showcases MBS Lite small TETRA system

Sepura displayed its small standalone outdoor TETRA base station and a range of accessories at Critical Communications World 2016

CCW 2016: Sepura showcases MBS Lite small TETRA system

Sepura will showcased its MBS Lite complete, standalone outdoor TETRA base station at Critical Communications World in Amsterdam this week (31 May to 2 June) along with a range of accessories.

Simple to install either indoors or outdoors, the IP66 MBS Lite requires no additional unit or shelter at its base, providing quick and cost-effective coverage for business critical scenarios as diverse as mines, industry, hotels, commercial centres or sporting events.

The single box contains both RF and control elements, and its fanless design ‘drastically reduces maintenance costs’ according to the company. MBS Lite delivers all TETRA standard functionality, including voice, data and security services.

It can be linked to another MBS to create a two-carrier base station, and availability can be maximised by configuring one of the carriers as a hot standby redundant unit. A complete set of intuitive software tools allows easy remote maintenance, such as real-time provisioning of users and groups, system configuration and network status monitoring.

Juan Ferro, VP Systems for Sepura, commented: “The MBS Lite is a valuable addition to our TETRA portfolio; a simple, yet effective, small system that complements our existing range of market-leading TETRA products, considerably strengthening the product range offered by our global network of distributors. We anticipate significant interest in this innovative solution.”

Sepura accessories

Sepura displayed a range of accessories specially designed to enhance functionality at CCW 2016. The new console range - HBC3, a new handset-based colour console, and the SCC3, a new DIN-, handlebar- and marine-mountable colour console, extend the improved user experience of the flagship SC20 hand-portable to the SRG3900 TETRA gateway.

Clear and user-friendly, the consoles boast a unique shortcut/notification bar to alert users to missed calls or messages, as well as major changes in the radio’s operational state. Like the SC20, the consoles feature three context keys, creating an intuitive user experience and helping to reduce training costs.

Also on show was the IP67 sRSM – a robust and lightweight remote speaker microphone whose unique technology ensures superlative sound transmission and exceptional wet weather performance, making it ideal for use by a variety of sectors, including police and mining organisations.

In addition, Sepura launched the STP/SC20 Basic Car Kit, featuring tough, metal construction and an extended DC input range (12-24V), allowing compatibility with a wider range of vehicles. It also unveiled a range of new STP/SC20 series chargers and TETRA/DMR modular earpieces with integrated PTT and microphone. 

John Drewnicki, Accessories Product Manager for Sepura, commented: "The PMR accessories market has developed considerably in the last few years, with new products – and new suppliers – appearing all the time. This is great news for customers: competition fuels innovation, providing greater choice and creating an exciting and dynamic marketplace.”

Gary Aitkenhead, Vice President Devices, added: "We have a long history of innovative accessory development. These products demonstrate our continued commitment to the expansion of our portfolio and to the delivery of accessories of the highest quality to our customers.”


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