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Radio-communications company Sysoco has tested a gateway radio solution ahead of a planned launch at Lyon-Bron and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports in France.

As part of the testing exercise, Sysoco, Sepura’s partner in France, took part in a rapid intervention exercise simulating an accident between an aircraft and a fuel-tanker.

The test was carried out to demonstrate communication synchronisation among several agencies, such as the Fire and Rescue Services (SSLIA), the Fire and Rescue Service of Rhone-Alpes, as well as fuel company Total.

“Sepura’s communications solution has been deployed in more than 50 major airports across the globe.”

During the exercise, Sysoco also tested its new gateway solution, based on Sepura SRG3900s, which enables coverage of extended communication between ground teams and command and control.

To facilitate better communication in local mode between all portable radios within a one to two kilometre radius, Sysoco used the Sepura SRG3900 from the firefighter’s command post vehicle as a gateway.

Using gateway radios, they could run a system that connects the Fire and Rescue services to the command post of the Saint-Exupery Airport.

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Sysoco said that its gateway solution will offer coverage into neighbouring areas of the airport and support nearby Lyon Saint-Exupery airport due the telescopic tower, which is 12m high.

Upon completion of testing, both Lyon-Bron and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports are now said to have better coverage during emergencies.

Sepura’s communications solution has been deployed in more than 50 major airports across the globe.