|TETRA Intrinsically-Safe radio and is designed to meet the newly-clarified and demanding ATEX and IECEx tests|
Sepura used Tetra World Congress 2011 in Budapest to announce the addition of Intrinsically-Safe products to its already market-leading range of TETRA radios. The launch strengthened still further Sepura's leadership of the global TETRA terminals market and extends its reach into hazardous "Gas and Dust" sectors, such as fire, oil and gas exploration and opencast mining where Intrinsically-Safe ATEX/IECEx certified products are required.
Mark Barnby, Senior Product Manager explained "We paid attention to how real users around the world used their Intrinsically-Safe radios and their accessories in a wide variety of market segments. Loud, clear audio, the ability to use the radio whilst wearing bulky gloves and a new level of ruggedness were all key attributes that were not being met in the market."
The new STP8X embodies all of these requirements, and more. It is the first IP67 submersible TETRA Intrinsically-Safe radio and is designed to meet the newly-clarified and extremely demanding ATEX and IECEx robustness tests.
Sepura's market leading Man-Down application is capable of indentifying when a user has become incapacitated, notifying rescue crews via TETRA and sounding a local alarm
In addition to offering a robust, rugged, feature-rich radio all attributes for which Sepura has become renowned the new product, under the STP8X name, inherits a host of unique features normally only available with Sepura's flagship STP8000 hand-portable range. These include missed event notifications, a Micro-SD image viewer ideal for looking up hazardous material data and a display which offers crystal-clear viewing under all viewing conditions, including harsh sunlight. Extended battery life is a feature not normally associated with ATEX/IECEX radios, but is another key benefit that the STP8X inherits. Sepura's market leading Man-Down application is capable of indentifying when a user has become incapacitated, notifying rescue crews via TETRA and sounding a local alarm to assist rescuers in locating their colleague, will certainly be of interest to a wide variety of users.
As Mark Barnby adds "Naturally, we are also launching a range of high quality accessories, which will meet a wide range of user requirements. The STP8X and its accessories will provide a complete, body-worn communications solution for TETRA users who demand a high performance product which is designed and approved to operate in hazardous environments around the world."