GE Nett deploys Sepura radios to help boost worker safety

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Thursday, 07 November, 2019

GE Nett deploys Sepura radios to help boost worker safety

Norwegian electricity grid owner and operator Gudbrandsdal Energi Nett (GE Nett) has deployed Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 TETRA radios in a bid to improve its operations’ safety and efficiency.

The new radios — supplied by Sepura partner Wireless Communications — provide improved voice quality, coverage and ruggedness over GE Nett’s previous VHF analog system, which suffered from interference, lower voice quality and difficulty in getting spare parts, according to Sepura.

They’re also supported by Norway’s Emergency Service Network, Nødnett, which GE Nett recently joined.

Sepura said GE Nett operates over 3700 km2 and serves 20,000 customers across valleys and mountainous areas, making it “imperative” that the company has robust and reliable communications.

“After using Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 models for four months, our experience is that the radio communication delivers clear sound at all times. This is essential in the noisy environments that we work in, where there is a significant risk to life if emergency messages are not received and understood,” Operational Technician Svein Roger Aanstad said.

“Our lives depend on the communications from these radios, so they need to be tough, reliable and excellent quality. We have got that from Wireless and Sepura.”

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