Greek police to test UK-donated communication system

A new communication system donated to the Greek Police (ELAS) by the British government and Greek entrepreneurs last year will start operating for a trial period in the coming days, Kathimerini understands.

The new platform, manufactured by Cambridge-based Sepura plc, and technologically superior to the previous system from the Siemens-SAIC consortium, acquired for the Athens 2004 Olympics, will be operational soon, officials told Kathimerini.

“We are just a step before the implementation of the contract,” they said.

The system is to include dispatcher terminals in police control rooms together with gateways to provide connectivity to telephony systems.

Authorities decided not to renew the previous 10-year Siemens-SAIC contract, which expired in July, after it was deemed too costly.

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