Books on TETRA

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Published 2004
You and Your TETRA Radio
TETRA as a Tool for Public Safety!

bookds.jpgThe book is an answer to a loud cry from public safety professionals for a straightforward, down-to-earth explanation of TETRA technology and what it offers to its users. Written by a team of leading TETRA experts, You and Your TETRA Radio is a comprehensive guide to using a TETRA radio terminal. The book focuses on features already in use in TETRA networks, but also introduces upcoming features of both the network and the terminals.

The book introduces TETRA technology, presents the most commonly used voice communication features, examines data services and security in TETRA, as well as describes Direct Mode Operation. Whether you are a public safety professional, consultant, or policy maker, this book is an indispensable reference to using TETRA terminals. It is presented in a clear way, avoiding jargon, and includes several examples of actual use.

About the authors

Kimmo Heikkonen has broad experience in business development, product management, and sales of TETRA terminals. Tiina Saaristo has an extensive background in the telecommunications industry, and has held various positions in Nokia and other companies. Tero Pesonen has worked in TETRA development and in particular promoted and organized TETRA interoperability activities.

Authors: Kimmo Heikkonen, Tero Pesonen, Tiina Saaristo
Release date: 8.4.2004
ISBN: 951-826-770-7
Pages: 100
Price: 34,00 €
Publisher: IT Press, Edita Publishing Ltd


Published 1999
Digital Mobile Communications and the TETRA System
Authors: John Dunlop, Demessie Girma, James Irvine
ISBN: 0-471-98792-1
464 pages
August 1999
£80.00 / €124.00
TETRA is a system for mobile wireless communications and this is a highly topical and comprehensive introduction to the design and applications of TETRA systems including practical examples. TETRA is comparable in structure to the world-wide successful GSM system, however, individual features of TETRA are different, often more efficient and better designed than in GSM. TETRA is therefore providing an important source for the further development of standards for mobile telecommunications.

This volume is timely and one of the first to cover TETRA and related subject areas.

Features include:

  • Detailed discussion of public and private mobile communications domain
  • Architecture, components and services of TETRA
  • Design and operational aspects of the system

Based on courses for industry, presented by the authors, Digital Mobile Communications and the TETRA System will prove indispensable reading for service providers, design engineers and systems managers in the private mobile communications market. It also provides a thorough grounding in general digital mobile communications for communications engineers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in telecommunications.>


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