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Sepura Secures Key Contract in Thailand

February 12, 2009

Sepura, a company that designs and develops digital radios for the Emergency Services, has secured a key contract to supply digital TETRA radios for the new high-speed Bangkok Airport Rail Link. Once completed it would only take 15 minutes to transfer passengers from the city centre to Suvarnavabhumi International Airport.

The rail link, which completion is expected by the end of the second quarter this year, is projected to handle 680,000 passengers a day, offering city check-in to reduce airport waiting times.
Expansion of the airport is set to rise to 100 million passengers a year as Thailand becomes an increasingly popular destination or stop-over.
Talking about the contract, company officials said that it was secured by Siemens, Sepura’s Partner in Thailand is for the supply of both hand-held and in-vehicle radios.
“This contract is another example of Sepura being involved in a cutting edge project in a key market where our radios are integral in the use of sophisticated technology”, said Kevin Graham, regional sales director for Sepura, in a statement.
Graham said that the sales win strengthens the presence of Sepura in Thailand and the Far East and reinforces company’s proven expertise in the transport sector as well as the ever increasing benefits of TETRA to this field.
The Thailand contract follows successes at some of the world’s most modern airports in India and the Middle East and transport networks in Poland, Russia, Sweden and France.
Giving details of the radios, officials said that they enable drivers, baggage handling, security and administration staff to communicate clearly, reliably and securely in either voice or data, to assist in providing an efficient service and communication to passengers.
Thanks to the radios, instant communication is available anywhere, from the control centre to the stations and onboard the trains.  
Officials claimed that Sepura mobile radio in the train cabins offers reliable communication even in areas of poor coverage, thanks to its unique 10 watts RF power.
Another feature of radios, officials said is its support for dual control consoles, one at each end of the trains, to serve driving in either direction without moving the radio system.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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