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Sepura TETRA radios receives an approval from the German State of Saarland

Published on 25 June 2010
Sepura radios will be supplied to all the police, fire brigades and rescue services in Saarland
The Sepura radios will enhance the communication efficiency fire departments in Saarland

The State of Saarland opted Sepura's STP hand-portable and SRG mobile gateway radios to become the first German state to select the new Sepura Colour Console (SCC) for the mobile radios.

The government of the German Federal State of Saarland has announced the award of the contract for their entire fleet of 4,000 TETRA radios to Sepura's partner in Germany, Selectric Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH. Sepura's radios will be supplied to all of the Police, Fire Brigades and Rescue Services in Saarland.

Patrik Schlicker, Project Manager for Saarland's Ministry of the Interior, commented: "With one European-wide tender we have been able to complete successfully the procurement of TETRA radios for all public safety users in Saarland. After a thorough evaluation of all the bids received, we selected Sepura radios because of their superior price-performance. We are confident that we will be providing our users with the best TETRA radios on the market today."

Saarland chose Sepura's STP hand-portable and SRG mobile gateway radios and became the first German state to select the new Sepura Colour Console (SCC) for the mobile radios. The SCC has a large high resolution colour screen which allows the display of high quality photographs and maps and introduces three text mode sizes and a new 'night mode' which reduces glare - ideal when driving at night. In addition, it offers high levels of water and dust protection (reflected in its IP67 rating) which enable it to withstand submersion in water and make it ideal for installations on motorbikes and fire engines. Configuration and management of all TETRA radios will be carried out with Radio Manager, Sepura's advanced client server operational support tool which allows users to connect to a number of Sepura TETRA terminals simultaneously.

Selectric and Sepura's alliance shows their edge in the world of TETRA radios

Service and training will be provided locally by Selectric thus ensuring the smooth implementation of digital communications for all public safety users in Saarland. Hendrik Pieper, General Manager of Selectric said: "This is the ninth German federal state to choose Sepura radios, which is significant for an SME (Small Medium Enterprise) business like ours – these contracts help us strengthen the local economy and provide job security for our work-force."

Kasper Barfoed, Regional Director for Sepura commented: "This prestigious win is yet more evidence of the efficiency of Selectric and Sepura's partnership – together we have established market leadership in the largest TETRA market in the world." Mr Barfoed added: "The following figures speak for themselves: Sepura and Selectric have won national tenders in 9 of the 13 German federal states bringing our German market share to a staggering 61%."

Sepura TETRA radios are already in use in the German states of Baden Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Northrhein Westphalia, Saxony and Saxony Anhalt. 

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