Radio interoperability in outdoor conditions

Thursday, 08 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Sepura


The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has deployed a multi-agency communications solution using Sepura’s SC20 TETRA radios to support security operations on the border with neighbouring Bolivia. The solution enables coordination between the Border Task Force, military and civilian police forces, the military fire department, and other supporting agencies.

The solution is an extension of the TETRA network currently in operation in the Brazilian state, built on infrastructure provided by Teltronic. The SC20 radios interact with Teltronic’s control centre solution, CeCoCo NG, ensuring that operations can be coordinated and information shared between the various operational teams.

The SC20 provides users with a TETRA communication device providing loud, clear audio and a robust design to withstand repeated rough treatment in outdoor environments. The SC20 also benefits from connectivity options, allowing links to data sources aiding the situational awareness of both control room staff and field officers. The radio’s large screen means that images and text-based messages can be read in varying light conditions, adding another element to the team’s ability to communicate.

The border between Brazil and Bolivia is characterised by changing landscape, from dense rainforest to urban developments. The SC20 benefits from water-porting technology, meaning that even in rainforest downpours, or areas with significant moisture, the radio will maintain continuous service.

Loud audio and a range of audio accessories mean that voice communications will be heard even in noisy environments. An extended range should ensure that communications are maintained, whether based in remote areas with undulating terrain or in high-rise urban areas.

Terence Ledger, Sepura Worldwide Sales Director, said: “The SC20 is a trusted device for public safety officers around the world. We have seen many organisations adopt the radio to maintain the advantage of TETRA networks and benefit from a market-leading tough, powerful radio. We are delighted to support police in Mato Grosso state and throughout Brazil with their operations and look forward to working with them to extend their communication solutions in the future.”

Online: www.sepura.com
Phone: 44 1223 876 000
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