09 April 2018 – Following the latest TETRA Interoperability (IOP) test session held in Krakow, Poland, the IOP Certificates have been issued for interoperability between Motorola Solutions infrastructure and a range of Airbus Defence & Space terminals. This was a single session involving only those two manufacturers.
The Trunked Mode Operation (TMO) tests were carried out on the Airbus Defence & Space TMR880i, TH9 and TH1n terminals and Motorola Solutions’ Dimetra IP R9.0 Switching and Management Infrastructure (SwMI).
The certificates can be downloaded from the Technical Forum Interoperability Certificates and Test Reports section of TCCA’s website at https://tcca.info/interoperability/26190-2/
TCCA’s Interoperability Certification process was developed to ensure that users and equipment suppliers benefit from a truly open multivendor market for TETRA systems and equipment. A healthy, competitive, open, multi-vendor market brings proven benefits to users such as choice of equipment and supplier, continuous development of new products with increased functionality and improved price performance.
For manufacturers, it eliminates different and incompatible implementations of the TETRA standard and provides a formal test forum that enables competing manufacturers to test a wider range of product compatibility. Users can be confident that products awarded an IOP certificate have been rigorously tested and the functions fully meet the TETRA standard. This allows users who select equipment from a number of suppliers to reduce the amount of system integration and testing that they need to undertake.
The official TETRA IOP is managed by TCCA’s Technical Forum (TF). For each TETRA feature that is to be certified, a TETRA Interoperability Profile (TIP) specification is created, based on ETSI TETRA standards.
TCCA contracts ISCOM (Istituto Superiore delle Comunicazioni e tecnologie dell’Informazione), a laboratory of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, to act as an independent certification authority for TETRA. ISCOM is responsible for scheduling and supervising IOP test sessions and for issuing IOP certificates. After each test session, ISCOM analyses the test results and issues an official Interoperability Certificate and a detailed Test Report accessible for TCCA members.
Full details can be found at TCCA’s Interoperability home page https://tcca.info/interoperability/tetra-interoperability-certification-home-page/