Sepura has been awarded a major contract for almost 20,000 TETRA radios by the Free State of Thuringia. The deal makes it the eleventh of the 16 German states (Länder) to opt for Sepura TETRA solutions.
The award won by Selectric, Sepura's sole partner for public safety in Germany, will see Sepura provide a combination of STP9000 and STP8X hand-portables, as well as vehicle installations of SRG3900 mobiles, for use by non-police public safety organisations throughout the region.
"We are extremely proud that our radios have been selected by Thuringia – a state whose communication solutions have, historically, been held by our competitors,” said Hooman Safaie, Sepura’s Regional Director for DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
"This new success demonstrates the formidable strength of our partnership with Selectric. It also reflects our commitment to the German public safety market – the largest TETRA market in the world – and our determination to maintain market leadership in the country."
Hendrik Pieper, general manager of Selectric, commented: “I am confident that by selecting Sepura radios – in combination with our local expertise, delivery maintenance and training – the state of Thuringia has made the best choice for its digital communications.
“Sepura is a well-established, highly respected brand in the German public safety arena, and a perfect match for the operational challenges of Thuringia’s public safety users. These radios will allow them to work more effectively and efficiently, improving both user safety and the safety of the people of Thuringia.”
Germany recently completed the deployment of its new BOS nationwide TETRA network for public safety users, which will carry 500,000 users – the largest TETRA network in the world.
The network is being used by the Federal Police, police forces of the Länder, fire brigades, rescue services/emergency medical services, disaster management and civil protection authorities, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the federal customs administration.
However, the 16 Lander are responsible for purchasing radio terminals with each public safety agency within each Länder able to tender for their own communications equipment.