GCF certification for Sepura SCU3 broadband vehicle

​Sepura has announced that its SCU3 broadband vehicle device has achieved compliance with the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) technical requirements.

Launched at last year’s Critical Communications World, the SCU3 is Sepura’s first mission-critical long-term evolution (LTE) solution and incorporates 3GPP technologies.

The British telecoms company said that the SCU3 device has been designed for use in vehicles and fixed office locations and supports Mission Critical Voice (MCPTT), video (MCVideo) and data (MCData) functions. Having achieved GCF certification, it can now be used on mobile networks around the world using 2G, 3G and 4G technologies.

GCF certification ensures compliance with a set of cellular network standards and is mandatory for devices requiring connection to mobile networks.

Peter Hudson, chief technology officer at Sepura said: “We are delighted that the SCU3 has achieved its GCF approval, and we look forward to deploying the units with customers very soon. The SCU3 offers mission critical users a pathway to LTE technology, upholding Sepura’s tradition of making technology firsts for the benefits of our customers.”

The device features an optional TETRA modem, enabling narrowband voice and data services, and is built on the Android operating system to pair with Sepura’s Mobile Device Management (SDM) solution.