Sepura has launched a new TETRA radio, which it describes as featuring a “reduced keyboard” and a “streamlined feature set of core TETRA functionality.”
According to the company, the SC23 is intended to complement its existing SC series, providing “an ideal device for users that do not require extended functionality.” The device was launched at Critical Communications World 2023, which took place in Helsinki last week.
Discussing the technology, a spokesperson said: “Featuring critical safety features in line with the market-leading SC20 - including enhanced fidelity audio, easy-find emergency buttons, water porting and dust protection - the SC23 has a reduced keypad, monochrome screen and does not include Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
“It operates on the same frequency bands as the SC20, including VHF, providing extended coverage across expansive outdoor environments or complex underground networks. This streamlined capability means the device is ideal for pool users, and other operators who need a simplified functionality to perform their role.”
Sepura head of products/devices, Phil Woodley, said: “We are seeing a particular demand from the mining industry around the world, where teams of pool workers need a simple to use, reliable and robust radio to cover their shifts.
“The SC23 is the ideal radio to support these users, giving fleet managers the benefit of a trusted, proven device to complement the SC20 and the SCG22 mobile radio, enhancing staff safety on sites.”
Author: Philip Mason