TETRA Interoperability Certification
- Download Certificates
- See list of participating manufacturers
- Download White Paper explaining the certification process
(Chinese translation of paper available >> here <<)
Interoperability developed for good reasons
The TETRA MoU Association developed the Interoperability Certification process and continues managing it to enable a truly open multi-vendor market for TETRA equipment and systems. The multi-vendor market gives concrete benefits both to the users in terms of wide portfolio of compatible equipment, fast development of new product models and competition; and to the industry in terms of wider accessible market, faster market take-up and better possibility to invest to new development.
Interoperability certification process
The certification process is managed by the Technical Forum (TF) of the Association with targets and their priorities set jointly with the Operators/Users Association (OUA) annually. For each feature to be certified a TETRA Interoperability Profile (TIP) specification is created in the working groups established under the TF. The draft TIP specification subjected to open Members' Enquiry (ME) to give all the members of the Association an equal opportunity to comment it before the TIP is approved by the TF. Subsequently to the TIP a detailed Interoperability Test Plan document is produced in an identical procedure. The Association has contracted ISCOM (Istituto Superiore delle Comunicazioni e tecnologie dell'Informazione), laboratory of the Italian Ministry of Communications to act as an outside certification authority, to supervise the testing sessions and to issue the certificates.
After the official certification documents are approved, test sessions can be conducted between the manufacturers. The sessions are supervised by the experts of ISCOM, who then analyse the results and issue a detailed official Interoperability Certificate. The certification process is funded by the participating manufacturers.
How protocol testing is done: Background on IOP certification
The results presented in the TETRA Interoperability Certificates are derived from evaluating the information exchange between live TETRA terminals and live TETRA infrastructures, this constitutes IOP certification testing. The IOP certification testing is done in a multi vendor environment testing the interaction between different brands of equipment. Read more...
Interoperability certification documents
The TIP specifications and Test Plans have been created by voluntary effort of the members and are available to all the members of the Association free of cost. The detailed feature content of the TIP's is visible in public domain in the issued certificates.
The Interoperability Certificates are public documents and are published at this website. To find our which manufacturer's product has been granted a certificate for which functionality/TIP, a set of summary tables is available by clicking this link.
A document listing all available TIP features was published by the TF in May 2013.
Available TIP Features