World Security Report2018-11-14 11:27:31
SELECTRIC and the City of Hamburg Sign Agreement Covering Sepura Hardware and Software
The City of Hamburg has signed a new framework contract with SELECTRIC for the procurement of Sepura TETRA devices and accessories, as well as a comprehensive package of software upgrades and releases for existing devices. These agreements, on behalf of both police and non-police users of Hamburg’s BOS network, will ensure that all Sepura TETRA radios used in the region will be based on the same software release, allowing more effective and secure communication.
The decision to unify procurement into this framework agreement enables both the replacement of existing terminals and the purchase of additional devices and accessories in the coming years. Sepura’s new SC2 Series terminals, which are included in the framework agreement, are compatible with the majority of existing accessories, allowing their smooth integration into existing fleets, minimizing operational disruption.
Software upgrades include the latest BDBOS features, but these have been further enhanced with a number of new functionalities, which have been developed in co-operation with public safety users in Germany, to further improve the user experience.
Hendrik Pieper, Managing Director of SELECTRIC said: "We are pleased that the City of Hamburg has opted for this solution and is one of the first of the German federal states to recognise the benefits of ensuring trouble-free communication via their digital radio system in the future."
Hooman Safaie, Sepura’s Regional Director for Germany, added: "We appreciate this recognition of the value we bring to our customers’ communications capabilities, and we look forward to continuing to support German BOS users with further innovative and fit for purpose solutions."