Ranging from single base stations to multiple-site networks, Sepura’s TETRA infrastructure provides a highly efficient modular system. Compact, with a rich array of features, our 25W TETRA base stations provide a scalable, secure and cost-effective IP-based radio network.

Radio access

SoloSolo

A compact, single carrier TETRA base station, the Solo offers spectrum-efficient IP connectivity and low power consumption. It can operate in stand-alone mode or as part of a network.Easy to transport and install, this 25W (at the duplexer) base station can be linked to another Solo to create a two-carrier base station, or to a Sepura FR400 base station to provide a cost-effective network extension.The Solo provides a comprehensive set of encryption options – including Air Interface and end-to-end encryption – and is supported by a full key management capability. With a comprehensive set of applications (call logging, dispatcher, AVL, voice recording) and a full suite of gateways (SDS, packet data, telephony), it also has a selection of i/o lines (two in, four out) for interconnectivity with external systems and devices.
Solo Datasheet

 

FR400FR400

Compact, modular and with a rich array of features, the FR400 is a high-performance, fully-featured 25W TETRA base station.Supporting up to eight transceivers, it can operate in stand-alone mode or as part of a networked configuration, where it can provide a single cell fall-back operation, even when isolated from the rest of the network.With a number of redundancy options, redundant site links and hot-swap modules to facilitate swift maintenance, the FR400 also offers secondary control channel capability (C-SCCH) and spatial diversity and equalisation, as well as encryption options, supported by a full key management capability.
FR400 Datasheet

 

Network Core

FTS100eXtras FTS100 switching infrastructure

eXTRAS FTS100 provides the centralised IP-based TETRA switch infrastructure for interconnecting multiple base stations and external connectivity to third-party systems including IT applications, SIP Gateways, PBX and PSTN.The FTS100 central controller manages several central tasks of the TETRA infrastructure:

  • Call control (call setup/call termination)
  • Mobility management
  • Distribution of network-wide status information
  • Interface to the gateway servers which can be co-located with the FTS100

The IP-based eXTRAS system architecture consists of decentralised base stations connected over an IP-based TETRA network.

Unlike other architectures, the central controller of the switching system does not assume any duties of the base stations. The control of the Air Interface – including arranging conversations within the cell, registration of terminals and assigning radio channels – happens exclusively in the base station; it does not require any resources from the central switch. This distributed architecture guarantees the additional available capability of the base station in fall-back mode.

FTS100 Datasheet

 

FTG64-GatewayeXtras FTG64 gateways

Dispatcher

  • Provides interface to IP-based dispatcher applications
  • Support for voice and data traffic as well as the full suite of TETRA Dispatcher commands
  • The smallest gateway hardware supports up to 16 LAN dispatcher clients. If more dispatcher consoles are needed, an additional gateway can be installed
  • Interface specification: protocol based on IP standards

PSTN or PABX or mobility

  • Provides interface to a PSTN network or a PABX
  • Duplex voice calls only
  • Calls into mobile networks are established via PSTN connectivity
  • Interface realisation:
    • SIP connectivity to a Cisco router which can be populated with the required interconnectivity hardware modules
  • Interface specifications:
    • ISDN, 8 x S0 or 4 x S2M, QSIG
    • S2M PRI G.704 with 30 B-channels, 1 signalling channel, 1 D channel
    • S0 with 2 B-channels (64 kbps) and 1 D channel (16 kbps)

VoIP/SIP

  • Provides interface to a VoIP switch (e.g. CISCO Call Manager)
  • Duplex voice calls only
  • Interface specification:
    • Signalling data is transferred via SIP, payload via RTP. Interface is IP
    • Optional capability to provide DMZ/firewall solutions with CISCO router

Analogue radio

  • Provides interface to analogue radio or another TETRA system
  • For analogue radio, group calls can be transmitted
  • Interface realisation:
    • SIP connectivity to a Cisco router which can be populated with the required interconnectivity hardware modules
  • Interface specification:
    • up to 8 analogue channels, E&M, PTT/SQU

SDS

  • Provides interface to data application for the exchange of SDS data (status and text)
  • Multiple data applications can be serviced in parallel
  • Interface specification:
    • IP for data and address information

Packet data

  • Provides interface to data application for the exchange of packet data
  • MobileIPv4 supported
  • Interface is IP for data and IP address information
  • Multiple data applications can be serviced in parallel
  • Interface realisation:
    • MobileipV4 connectivity to a Cisco router running MobileIPv4 Home Agent
  • Interface specification:
    • IP for data and address information

 

FTG64 Gateway Datasheet

 

Central-Voice-RecorderCentral Voice Recorder

The Central Voice Recorder runs on a separate server and records all voice communication on the network as TETRA codec, to minimise storage requirements.Recorded voice calls can be replayed by a client, which can be installed on any PC connected to the network.

 

Security-ManagementSecurity Management

Together with the eXTRAS Network Management System, the Security Management System is a mission-critical solution that can simplify handling of key and distribution management. It enables efficient and effective implementation and execution of customer requirements.The eXTRAS Security Solution supplies multiple security variants:

  • Authentication
  • Over-The-Air Interface encryption (OTAR/AIE)
  • End-to-End encryption (E2EE)

It also supports several encryption modes:

  • Class 1, 2 and 3 TETRA security
  • TEA1, 2 and 3

 

Command & Control

SICS-Net-DispatcherSICS-NET Dispatch

This multi-user/multi-agency dispatch system, compatible with Sepura TETRA networks, allows dispatcher operators to track vehicles and personnel, visualise location via building and street maps, and communicate with field-based personnel using a combination of voice and data.User-friendly and with a highly intuitive graphical user interface, it offers multi-group patch and select capabilities, Dynamic Group Number Assignment (DGNA) – allowing you to dynamically create temporary or permanent talkgroups – emergency notifications and safety-enhancing features such as Man-Down and Lone Worker.The SICS-NET Visualise application – featuring configurable transmission rates, zoom and shift functions for map positioning and OpenStreetMap support – enables users to track valuable assets and manage personnel effectively.An essential add-on for improving dispatching efficiency, SICS-NET Visualise is optimised for the transmission of GPS data from hand-held or mobile terminals.

SICS-NET in action

SICS-NET plays a vital role in the administration of CERN’s TETRA network. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, located near Geneva, uses Sepura terminals, systems and applications to create a solid and reliable communication network for its users both over- and underground, including emergency services and operational engineers.

SICS-NET Datasheet

 

SICS-Net-VisualiseSICS-NET Visualise

This multi-user/multi-agency dispatch system, compatible with Sepura TETRA networks, allows dispatcher operators to track vehicles and personnel, visualise location via building and street maps, and communicate with field-based personnel using a combination of voice and data.User-friendly and with a highly intuitive graphical user interface, it offers multi-group patch and select capabilities, Dynamic Group Number Assignment (DGNA) – allowing you to dynamically create temporary or permanent talkgroups – emergency notifications and safety-enhancing features such as Man-Down and Lone Worker.The SICS-NET Visualise application – featuring configurable transmission rates, zoom and shift functions for map positioning and OpenStreetMap support – enables users to track valuable assets and manage personnel effectively.An essential add-on for improving dispatching efficiency, SICS-NET Visualise is optimised for the transmission of GPS data from hand-held or mobile terminals.

SICS-NET in action

SICS-NET plays a vital role in the administration of CERN’s TETRA network. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, located near Geneva, uses Sepura terminals, systems and applications to create a solid and reliable communication network for its users both over- and underground, including emergency services and operational engineers.

 

SICS-DTTSICS-DTT

Compact, with an intuitive graphical user interface, the Desktop TETRA Terminal (SICS-DTT) enables a user outside coverage areas, or in areas of restricted coverage, to communicate with other TETRA radio users.Computer based, the SICS-DTT operates on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 and features a 10.4″ TFT LCD touchscreen monitor, illuminated PTT button and integrated gooseneck microphone with echo cancellation. The flexible user interface adapts to various screen sizes, allows customised layouts and enables switching of language or display schema during normal operation.
SICS-DTT Datasheet

 

Network Management

Network Management System

The network management system (NMS) enables the configuration and management of the TETRA system, monitoring network elements such as the base station, gateway, external alarms and power supply units.The Network Management System FTN System supplies several powerful software tools:
Configuration management

  • Provides the configuration of the network and network elements
  • Allows baselining of current configurations and archiving of network configurations
  • Gives predefined configuration templates for common maintenance supervision across network elements

Software management

  • Provides a software repository for all software deployed in the network
  • Allows software auditing of network elements
  • Permits remote downloading of software to network elements for upgrade preparation

Subscriber management

  • Provides the configuration of the TETRA terminals
  • Allows the terminals to be configured and enabled with TETRA services and capabilities
  • Restricts engineers to certain subscriber groups to protect access to, and modification of, subscriber data without the correct privilege levels

Fault management

  • Collects and presents system alarms from all the network elements
  • Presents the operational state of the network in various hierarchical layers
  • Allows alarm management, with individual alarm presentation and alarm history

Performance management (optional)
The following customer and network operational KPIs are captured and stored from the network elements in a centralised system:

  • Call detailed records
  • Mobility detailed records
  • Short data service (SDS)
  • Packet data

Performance management also provides the ability to generate speech, packet data, SDS and mobility performance reports, as well as base station reports for the Air Interface and backhaul

Individual user’s calls with call details, packet data transmissions and SDS messages with SDS details can also be viewed.
Security Management

  • Provides log in authentication of operations and maintenance engineers and password policies
  • Authorises accounts to perform different functions and actions by individual operations and maintenance engineers

Configuration and hardware platforms
The NMS is built as a client-server architecture; for each of its functions, one or several clients can be provided. Please note that the NMS will be configured individually according to operational needs and performance restrictions.

The NMS server is hosted on a server with a redundant hard disk (RAID 1+1). Clients run on common PC platforms. All software applications are based on MS Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Professional.