By Sandra Wendelken, Radio Resource
Nearly 200 people gathered in New York City for TETRA Congress Americas to learn more about TETRA technology and hear from North American mission-critical communications users who have deployed the technology.
The FCC and Industry Canada both granted approval for the TETRA standard’s use in the United States and Canada, respectively, in 2011.
One theme among the speakers was the use of data applications available with the European Telecommunications and Standards Institute (ETSI) standard. Many users included details on data features, such as a GPS check-in feature for remote workers, CAD control of a radio system, text messaging and others, that allow them to more efficiently run their businesses. In addition, although many vendors are targeting non-public-safety users, public-safety applications were noted in many presentations. (more…)