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29 September, 2014 - 14:37 By Tony Quested

Sepura solid gold at Asian Games


Cambridge UK communications technology has proved a golden performer at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea this week.The South Korean Police has secured the Games with Sepura TETRA digital radios.


It represented a second contract to supply TETRA hand-portable radios to the Metropolitan Police Agency of Incheon (IMPA) in South Korea. 

IMPA added more than 500 STP series hand-portable and DMO gateway radios to its existing fleet of more than 3,000 Sepura TETRA terminals and assigned over 14,000 officers to police and secure the Games, which are continuing in Incheon – 32 miles south of Seoul – until Saturday (October 4). 

The Asian Games, also known as the XVII Asiad, are the largest sporting event in Asia governed by the Olympic Council of Asia. They comprise 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines and Incheon has welcomed athletes and visitors from more than 45 countries

YG Jo, President for Winnersystech – Sepura’s Korean partner in the deal – said: “Choosing to expand their existing fleet of Sepura TETRA terminals was a straightforward decision for IMPA; they have been using Sepura equipment for over nine years and the latest radios present new and enhanced features that make Sepura’s offering both unique and highly competitive. IMPA users are particularly impressed with the radios’ quality, reliability and ease of use.”

Terence Ledger, regional director for Sepura added: “We are proud that IMPA repeated its business with Sepura as this is testament to its long term commitment to our products. 

“Our radios have been used by the IMPA at the Asian Games for the first time and have given police users confidence in our radios as they ensure seamless and continuous communication even in critical circumstances.  

“Sepura has an impressive track record in providing communications at world events – as demonstrated by our previous deployment at major global sporting tournaments such as the Mediterranean Games, the World University Games and the South Africa and Brazil soccer World Cups.”

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