Tetra | 2010-07-15

First success of Sepura STP8000 series radios with the UK Police

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Warwickshire Police Force has selected Sepura STP8038 TETRA hand-portable radios to replace its existing fleet of Airwav

Warwickshire Police Force has selected Sepura STP8038 TETRA hand-portable radios to replace its existing fleet of Airwave terminals. More than 1,200 hand-portable terminals will be supplied to Warwickshire Police in the coming weeks. This prestigious milestone contract is the result of successful competitive user trials and technical evaluations, facilitated by Arqiva, Warwickshire Police’s Managed Service Provider, which saw Sepura hand-portable terminals excel against the corresponding competitors’ products. This contract also marks another milestone in the successful relationship between Sepura and Arqiva.

Warwickshire Police is the first UK Home Office police force to choose Sepura’s new STP8000 series of terminals to refresh its existing non-Sepura radio fleet.  The police force will benefit from the STP’s ruggedness and durability due to the radio’s unparalleled water, dust and impact resistance.  In addition, the hand-portable’s large, high resolution colour screen will enable officers to display images as well as to access a range of market-leading applications. The hand-portable radio’s intuitive features will also assist the introduction and use of data transfer applications.

David Farn, Project Manager for Warwickshire Police, said «We have put a lot of effort into selecting the right terminal for the Force to ensure that we can deliver protection to the communities of Warwickshire for many years to come. We are confident that the new Sepura product represents the best combination for Warwickshire of performance, value and ongoing support. As well as providing officers with secure communications to the force control centre, officers can use the terminals to communicate as teams using a common channel or make individual person to person calls. Officer safety is enhanced and the new terminals are more rugged and better protected from the weather. The most obvious difference from the old terminals is the bigger LCD screen. Good quality images can be sent to the new terminals, to help in the search for a missing person or to confirm the identity of drivers against the DVLA database for example.”

Source: www.sepura.com
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