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Sepura launches radio automation application

The AutoMate application can trigger safety warnings on site

UK digital radio solutions supplier Sepura has extended its applications portfolio with the launch of AutoMate, which enables TETRA radio automation through geofencing and situational triggers. 

This improves operational performance and staff safety, says the company, by enabling fast data sharing, automating tasks, sending status messages or task reminders to staff and allowing control teams to initiate radio actions remotely in emergency situations. 

The flexible set up of the application means that it can be built around users’ operational workflows. 

A variety of triggers can be utilised and these can be pre-set to automate radio actions. Automations can be linked and combined, and can be amended if necessary. 

Triggers may include workers entering a hazard area, crossing a speed threshold, loss of TETRA network signal or external sensors. 

For example, a mining organisation can ensure that radio users moving across sites can be on the right talk group based on their location and can allow remote gates to be opened based on pre-approved devices. Bluetooth beacons can send trigger warnings to staff when they enter restricted areas. 

“A key element of Sepura’s success has been in tailoring specific solutions to match our users’ needs,” says Sepura chief technology officer Peter Hudson. 

“Our customers are increasingly looking for intelligent solutions to improve their operations; AutoMate is a prime example of how they can do this, without the need for expensive upgrades to infrastructure or devices.” 

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