TETRA – an acronym for TErrestrial Trunked Radio – is a radio communication technology developed for mission-critical communication by ETSI. Having been developed for the mission-critical sector, it incorporates high levels of security and reliablity as communication cannot be allowed to fail in critical situations. The technology is built on an open standard and incorporates a wide range of voice and data communication features.
TETRA is used in a wide range of industries such as public safety, rail, utilities and airports. Common for these industries is that they require high availability and reliability in order to ensure personal safety and keep operations running. Likewise, it is extremely important to ensure the confidentiality of both voice and data communication in order to protect personal information and business intelligence.
Security is built into the core of TETRA. With features such as mutual authentication, voice encryption and air interface encryption class III, voice and data communication is fully secured. Furthermore, with its fast call setup times, priority-based call allocation and emergency communication features, TETRA ensures availability, safeguarding personnel in the most critical situations.
TETRA has a unique way of removing background noise from speech. With TETRA, voice messages are perfectly audible allowing clear and uninterrupted communication even in the noisiest and most extreme of environments. In this video we have tested an analog radio, smartphone and TETRA radio on voice quality in an offshore environment.
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ETSI is a European Standards Organization (ESO). They are the recognized regional standards body dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communications networks and services.
They have a special role in Europe. This includes supporting European regulations and legislation through the creation of Harmonised European Standards. Only standards developed by the three ESOs (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) are recognized as European Standards (ENs).
They produce globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services deployed across all sectors of industry and society
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