TETRA shows the way forward in Madrid
With visitor numbers to the 2007 TETRA World Congress up 50 per cent on Frankfurt’s 2005 event, and delegate representation from 75 countries, TETRA is creating significant market momentum around the world. Figures released by the TETRA Association show that the technology is now present in 94 countries – 56 of which are outside Europe.
Onwards and upwards
TETRA is taking confident strides in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, with contract numbers increasing by 57 per cent and 43 per cent respectively since September 2006. The technology is also demonstrating its capability outside its traditional public safety market, with growth in the Commerce & Industry and Oil & Gas sectors increasing by almost 50 per cent.
In Madrid, technology advances were centre stage on many of the 80+ exhibition stands, with the first high speed data demonstration and the latest TETRA terminal designed for airborne use. An array of innovative accessories, advances in antenna technology, and a deluge of new contract announcements showed the inherent strength of TETRA as a stand-alone solution.
There was also increasing evidence of technology co-operation, with new TETRA Association member M/A COM showing its VIDA (Voice Interoperability Data Access) TETRA solution which enables the operation of several digital radio protocols on a common universal networking platform.
“TETRA is being considered by a much wider market today. With its inherent strengths and the flexibility of IP, TETRA can now be used to complement both existing and emerging communications technologies and we are seeing an increasing number of solutions to facilitate that integration,” said Phil Kidner, TETRA Association CEO. “Opening up new markets will be of benefit to us all.”