German State Signs License for Firmware Updates for Sepura Radios
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Comments

Sepura partner Selectric signed an agreement with the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz to supply essential firmware updates and licenses for all existing and contracted BOS radio terminals used by police and other security organizations in the region. Through this agreement, all of the state’s users on the BOS network have access to current and future firmware and the required licenses to ensure up-to-date, effective functionality.

"The completion of this arrangement ensures the continuation of smooth radio communications as all Sepura BOS terminals now have the latest firmware updates and licenses," said Philipp Römer, vice president of the Rheinland-Pfalz Department for Police Operations, Logistics and Technology.

The introduction of digital radio in 2006 and the successive rollout in the individual federal states during the past 12 years have enabled the registration of more than 800,000 subscribers on the BOS digital radio network. Of these registered subscribers, one-third are police BOS users, and the remaining 517,000 are users from nonpolice security organizations.

Because of the gradual rollout of procurement by different federal states, the emergency services work with a range of Sepura TETRA terminal models and software versions. Regular firmware updates are essential to ensure the continued effectiveness of wireless communications. Software upgrades include not only the latest BDBOS features but have been further enhanced with a high number of new functionalities, which have been developed based on feedback of public-safety users in Germany.

“These new functionality developments follow a concerted effort by Sepura to ensure we understand and serve our customers in Germany with the best TETRA terminals to enable effective mission-critical communication,” Sepura said in a statement.

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