New indoor monitoring and location technology from Sepura in Cambridge UK is solving safety issues for an international airport in France.The solution has been deployed in a new digital communications system at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.
STProtect works with the higher-specification models of the Sepura STP8000 and STP9000 series of hand-held radios to provide a turnkey built-in communications and location system.
The technology is targeted at sectors that demand the multiple benefits of a TETRA radio system but also face the challenge of having to monitor and locate staff indoors.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is a prime example of the system’s capability and highlights the benefits of the technology, which ensures workers are protected at all times, regardless of their location.
Covering an area of 2,000 hectares, the airport handles around eight million passengers a year and the solution offers the ability to locate the position of every single STProtect-enabled TETRA radio in use.
STProtect comprises STProtect-enabled radios, STProtect Beacons and STProtect Software. While its core function is enabling operatives – particularly lone workers – to be located quickly and easily in an emergency, STProtect has other benefits, says Sepura.
It also enables organisations to control access to certain areas of sites, monitor the location and movement of all deployed radios and provide users – such as maintenance engineers and security guards – with set routes and checkpoints.
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