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SUCCESS FOR THALES’S VECTOR RADIO

INTEROPERABILITY SUCCESS FOR THALES’S TETRA-BASED VECTOR RADIO

4 Mar 03. INTEROPERABILITY of Thales Communications’ TETRA-based Vector radio and Motorola’s Dimetra-P R5.0 infrastructure has been proven in testing in Copenhagen.

TETRA, the leading secure digital UHF radio standard, is in increasing use amongst military and civilian security and emergency services. Testing included core TETRA functionality such as group call, individual calls and roaming, alongside authentication and air interface encryption.

Terminal compatibility is a key customer requirement and the successful testing underlines the value and importance of the Tetra Interoperability Profile (TIP) testing process. Thales recently completed formal interoperability testing for its Vector radio on Nokia’s NTS V3.0 infrastructure.

Vector is the world’s smallest and lightest secure TETRA radio, operating in the 380-430 MHz band. It can be used with a range of accessories for both covert and overt operations, providing a complete solution for the professional surveillance user. It has been developed as a software radio, operating in both air interface and end-to-end encryption in direct (DMO) and trunked (TMO) mode operation and is designed for existing or future digital standards.

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