U.K. Police Forces Select Sepura TETRA Radios
Monday, March 09, 2020 | Comments

The Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies in the United Kingdom purchased 4,000 Sepura SC21 TETRA radios in a joint force investment, equipping their officers with powerful, compact critical communication devices.

“Good communications is fundamental to our policing service, and the SC21 will provide us with the support we need to give the best policing service we can to our communities,” said Assistant Chief Constable Steve Mattin, joint protective services lead.

The decision to invest in Sepura radios followed a thorough trial by both forces, from which users gave the SC21 their approval, and a comprehensive business case analysis, covering support, pricing and evolution of the product.

“After considering the options available to us it was clear that Sepura’s SC21 was the unanimous choice of both our frontline officers and our operations teams,” said David Woods, joint information communications technology (ICT) Airwave specialist for Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies. “Sepura’s support is outstanding, and they are working closely with us to help manage our transition to the new devices, including assisting with training and the installation of charging equipment, ensuring that our staff will be fully prepared for the transition.”

The SC21 is a compact version of Sepura’s SC20 radio, combining high levels of robustness and functionality without compromising on performance. This was backed up by users during the trial, who praised the SC21 in particular for its rich, clear audio, allowing clear communications even in noisy environments, as well as the compact design which takes up a minimum of space on an officer’s uniform.

Officers also praised the excellent battery life and robust design of the radio while commenting that the intelligent user interface made it quick and easy to perform primary functions.

“We have seen many U.K. organizations adopt SC series radios from Sepura as they look to equip their users with modern, powerful devices to support their operations,” said Dawn Griffiths, business development manager at Sepura and leader of the trial from Sepura’s side. “The SC21 is unique in the market in having such advanced features in a compact device and as such offers both Suffolk and Norfolk constabulary users the best of both worlds.”

The SC21 is part of Sepura’s SC series of radios that features hand portable and mobile radios, supplemented by powerful applications and flexible accessories to support public-safety officers communicate efficiently.

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