Brazil's Paraná joins national TETRA network
The Federal Highway Police (Polícia Rodoviária Federal, PRF) of Brazil’s Paraná state has joined the country’s national TETRA network.
The network, deployed by Teltronic, has 600 base stations and offers coverage to 12 different states as well as the federal district.
The PRF will now be able to take advantage of the higher security level provided by the system’s encrypted communications.
The announcement was made at the opening of a new PRF Unit in Cascavel, in western Paraná.
Brazil’s Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, officially commissioned the system for the PRF, commenting that the digital communications system means “a significative advance in integration, technology and operational capabilities”.
Minister Jungmann made the first use of the system via a radio call to the Public Security National Secretary, Carlos Alberto dos Santos.
In a related development, the Brazilian state of Acre, on the border with Peru and Bolivia, also has access to the digital radio system, which connects the Integrated Centre for Public Security Operations (Centro Integrado de Operaciones de Seguridad Pública CIOSP) with other regions of the country.
The system is used by the police, military police and the fire department.
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