18th March 2014 - Sepura shared CERN's success at the prestigious International TETRA Awards which took place at a gala ceremony in London last month. CERN was the undisputed winner of two of the seven prestigious TETRA awards namely the 'Outstanding Single Site TETRA installation' and 'Best Use of TETRA for Public Safety' categories.
The awards, launched in 2012 by TETRA Today in collaboration with the TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) recognise excellence in the field of TETRA radio communications. A panel of international communications experts and authorities chose this year's impressive shortlist from a vast range of submissions from across the globe.
CERN's award entries focused on the project which saw Sepura develop and deploy for CERN one of its first complete TETRA communications solutions.
"CERN is delighted to get through these two awards a strong recognition from the TETRA industry for the excellent work done in partnership with Sepura", said Frãdãric Chapron, Head of Communications Support within CERN's IT Department. "We also take this opportunity to thank all persons from Sepura, Sysoco, Cablex and CERN who contributed to the project, but could not attend the ceremony. These awards outline also the quality of their work".
"We are delighted to be able to share CERN's success at the International TETRA Awards this year" said Jonathan Hamill, VP Government & Public Safety for Sepura. "Sepura delivered for CERN an end-to-end, seamless critical communications solution above and below ground and provided CERN's fire brigade with TETRA radios, including our STP8X Intrinsically Safe/ATEX hand-portable radio proven to operate under the most challenging conditions, and improved safety for lone workers above and below ground".
Hamill concluded "We strongly believe sharing CERN's values and principles has enabled our organisations to develop a strong working relationship and partnership and hope this is set to continue into the future". At the International TETRA Awards 2014 Sepura also witnessed the active participation of some of its world-wide partners and customers with the submission of a variety of independent entries featuring its products and solutions.
For further information on how Sepura has helped advance safety and communications at CERN, please read Sepura's full case study on /about-us/success-stories/advancing-safety-and-communications-at-cern.aspx
Image, from left to right: Alberto Garcia Molero,
Telecom Engineer, CERN - Yann Lechevin, Head of Operation,
Fire and Rescue Services, CERN - Aurãlie Pascal, Telecom
Engineer, CERN - Sascha Schmeling, Director-General unit, CERN - Frãdãric Chapron, Deputy CS Group leader, CERN