Sepura has recently secured two TETRA radio projects – one for a transportation system in Colombia and another for the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK.
The Columbia contract involves the delivery of a complete TETRA system for the public transport system of Pasto Municipality. It was awarded by LG CNS on behalf of Avante SEPT and forms part of an initiative to equip the country’s major cities with integrated public transportation systems.
The solution – comprising Nebula TETRA infrastructure, a fleet management and control centre and over 550 mobile and portable radios – forms part of a network-wide fleet control and management system, designed to optimise service and reduce traveling and waiting times.
In addition to managing communication between all staff on the network, the solution provides near-real-time information – such as location, alarms or events – which, in conjunction with an Intelligent Transportation System, allows the redeployment of resources to minimise delays, as well as providing up-to-date passenger information via the Passenger Information System.
“We are delighted to contribute to the efficient running of Pasto Municipality’s public transport network. This solution will boost operational efficiency and significantly enhance the overall passenger experience,” said Jairo Gómez, Sepura’s cuntry manager for Colombia.
“TETRA is just taking off in Colombia, and of the eight contracts awarded to date, we have been selected to participate in six. This reaffirms our market-leading position not only in this territory, but in the provision of critical communications worldwide.”
In the UK, Sepura, in conjunction with sales partner Chatterbox, has been chosen by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to provide a complete digital communications solution for its flagship garden at Wisley, Surrey, UK.
The solution – comprising MBS Lite base stations, over 200 SC2024 hand-portable radios and a dispatcher application with voice recording and GPS mapping – will boost visitor safety, security and facility management procedures across the 240 acre site.
With over 1 million visitors in 2015, and further expansion – including a new science centre, visitor hub and knowledge bank – already underway, the RHS needed a flexible solution to keep pace with their evolving requirements, providing clear communication along with safety features such as Lone Worker and Man-Down.
In addition, features such as Emergency Button, Priority Call and GPS will help to improve response times, instantly alerting first aid and security teams to incidents and their location.
“This solution is a superb fit for RHS Garden Wisley and the daily operational challenges faced by staff members,” said Gary Leatherby, managing director of Chatterbox.
“In user evaluations, the SC2024 hand-portable radio scored the highest: audio is loud and crystal-clear – even in high-noise environments – while its rugged, lightweight design with IP68 environmental protection makes it ideal for outdoor use in all weather conditions.”
Gary Maughan, Sepura’s regional director for UK, Ireland and North/Central Europe, added: "This award demonstrates our ability to provide high-quality communications solutions to the business and industry sectors. We are delighted that the RHS has placed its trust in Sepura and we are pleased to make a contribution to the safety of staff and visitors alike.”