Sepura launches over-the-air programming and new mobile TETRA terminal at CCW

Sepura is showcasing its new Over the Air Programming (OTAP) capability and SCG22 TETRA mobile terminal at Critical Communications World in Kuala Lumpur.

The SCG22 has been designed to meet the needs of demanding users in the public safety, transport and utility markets that require a feature-rich TETRA mobile, with flexible installation options. Sepura states that it is suitable for use in cars, trucks, mobile and fixed control rooms, motorcycles, boats and trains.

The new mobile terminal includes the features present in Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 hand-portable radios and has a 10W RF power rating, while offering full gateway and repeater functionality. It has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooh connectivity and an expanded operating frequency range of 380MHz- 470MHz.

OTAP enables remote updates software and features on Sepura’s latest SC Series of TETRA two-way radios over Wi-Fi and Sepura claims that this approach can deliver significant operational savings, partly through removing the need for terminals to be collected from sites and allowing them to be kept in service through automatic re-programming.

Using the Wi-Fi capabilities in the newly launched SCG22 mobile terminal and the SC20 and SC21 hand-portable radios, alongside Sepura Radio Manager 2, additional features or AppSPACE apps can now be downloaded over the air.

Phil Woodley, Sepura’s head of TETRA products said “Sepura Over the Air Programming, is future proofing TETRA devices, enabling updates to be delivered in the field, through secure connection to Wi-Fi. Secure authentication and full encryption ensure radios are never compromised and can remain fully operational and working optimally.”

“…With the launch of the SCG22 we are introducing a host of new features which allow users to maximise the value of their investments, reducing the cost of ownership and upgrade and future-proofing their assets. Most importantly, the SCG22 flexibility enables it to be tailored to meet specific users' needs".