Nordic sea rescue organisation rolls out TETRA


The Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) has chosen Sepura partner Swedish Radio Supply to deliver its TETRA communications. The company will supply both hand-portable and mobile terminals.

According to a statement, the SC20 and SC21 hand-portables have also been chosen “for their resilience, intelligence and versatility in using cutting-edge technology.” The SC20 in particular is submersible, waterproof and dustproof to IP65, IP66, IP67 and IP68 standards.

SSRS’s choice of terminal meanwhile is the STP9000, which also possesses an IP67 rating and is – according to the company – resilient against the corrosive effects of seawater. The rollout is in support of  other “operational enhancements,” such as the building of a new headquarters.

The society was established in 1907, with a mission to save lives at sea. Operating on the Swedish island of Käringön, it consists of around 2,200 volunteers and three employed members of staff, operating out of 71 coastal and inland rescue stations.

In certain circumstances, its operations can be coordinated in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Administration’s rescue helicopters, as facilitated by the country’s Rakel TETRA network.


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