Powertrunk gets type approval for TETRA subscriber, mobile units
PowerTrunk has been granted authorization from the FCC and Industry Canada for its TETRA HTT-500 subscriber unit and its MDT-400 mobile unit to operate in the 409–470 and 806–870 MHz bands. These type approvals follow the approval of the PowerTrunk TETRA BSR75 base station radio/repeater earlier this year.
To comply with North American requirements, PowerTrunk modified the modulation in its TETRA BSR75 base station radio/repeater and its TETRA HTT-500 and MDT-400 units. This modification has inconsequential impact on operational performance as the structure of services and protocols are unaffected and functionality remains the same.
Timco Engineering, a telecommunications certification body of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology and Industry Canada, first tested compliance for the PowerTrunk TETRA BSR75 base station repeater and now for the PowerTrunk TETRA HTT-500 subscriber unit and the MDT-400 mobile unit. Certifications for the FCC and Industry Canada have been issued for all the aforementioned equipment.
PowerTrunk’s TETRA implementation in North America is fully compliant with the ETSI TETRA standard as the minor modulation modification still allows full interoperability with any TETRA equipment from any vendor. The PowerTrunk TETRA products pass 100% of the TETRA Interoperability Profiles (TIP) as defined by the TETRA Association (TIPs can be downloaded from www.tetra-association.com/.