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Potter acquires SureCall’s in-building public safety communication business

Acquisition expands Potter’s capabilities in emergency radio communication systems


March 30, 2021
By SP&T Staff

Potter Electric Signal Company announced the acquisition of SureCall’s emergency responder communication enhancement systems (ERCES) business which provides in-building public safety radio communications for first responders.

“We have partnered with SureCall over the last few years and have been impressed with their Guardian product line,” Potter CEO Gerry Connolly said in a statement. “We see the opportunity to improve in-building emergency communications and now have the most complete platform for meeting the requirements of ERCES across North America. Similarly, Potter’s partners and end users continue to ask for enhanced integration of life safety and fire protection systems. SureCall’s products are very complementary to Potter’s own range of IP-based systems and platforms, enabling edge-to-cloud connectivity for emergency responders, building owners and facility managers.”

Potter’s range of ERCES are designed for both Class A narrowband and Class B wideband applications and the combined portfolio meets IFC, NFPA, FCC, and UL 2524 requirements, including FirstNet capabilities.

“SureCall introduced this product because of a market opportunity where our technology was a good fit,” said Hongtao Zhan, CEO of SureCall. “We now recognize that Potter is better positioned to serve this market because of their suite of products that support the entire public safety community. Selling this business unit provides strategic capital that better positions SureCall to focus on the growth of our commercial and consumer products.”

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ERCES deployed by fire services throughout the country use a variety of frequency bands. The Guardian booster products support the most prevalent 700/800 MHz frequency band and provide reliable coverage in those installations.


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