Dublin, Ireland and Reston, VA, April 19th 2006; The customer is the first provider of TETRA services in Greece. Initially, five thousand mobile and hand portable radios have been programmed and set into operation. In parallel, the system has been designed in order to handle immediate extension to other significant urban centres of Greece as well as along national roads connecting them.
TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) is an open digital trunked radio standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional mobile radio users. TETRA is the most modern solution for Terrestrial Trunking Radio Systems for Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) or Private Mobile Radio (PMR) requirements offering more features than have ever before been available for the PAMR and PMR sector, and many essential features that cannot be supported by other cellular networks, such as Group Calls (one to many), dispatcher facilities, Air Interface Encryption, End to End Encryption, simultaneous voice and data radio communication, Direct Mode Operation (also known as talkaround or back to back operation) as well as network management and billing capabilities.
A spokesperson for the customer said “FusionWorks™ Mediation has allowed us to support the needs of Professional Mobile Radio users, facilitating interoperability with equipment from multiple vendors over the TETRA network.”
Openet is committed to the ongoing support of industry standards such as TETRA through it’s suite of FusionsWorks™ products.
“We are delighted to be able to continue to support our customers by providing the capability to handle usage records from any type of network they need to deploy. The addition of Tetra support to the FusionWorks™ Mediation system further confirms Openet’s world leading position in Convergent Mediation” said Bill Branagh, VP Sales EMEA.
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