The dPMR Association held its latest interoperability testing session on 18 April 2013 at the headquarters of founder member JVC Kenwood in Shin Koyasu, Japan.
JVC Kenwood, Icom and Kirisun successfully completed the tests overseen by Derek Love, chairman of the Technical Working Group of the dPMR Association. The tests confirmed all products met with ETSI Standards TS 102 658 Modes 1 and 2.
JVC Kenwood completed tests for repeaters, mobile radios and hand portables. Icom completed tests for hand portables and mobile radios. Kirisun also completed tests for hand portable equipment to Mode 1 of the same standards.
dPMR Association chairman Pete Hizzey commented: ‘Following our last test session in the autumn of 2012, where we announced the number of active dPMR manufacturers had increased to nine, I am delighted that with the results from the Shin Koyasu test we now have eleven manufacturers providing dPMR equipment.
‘This means that anyone looking to upgrade to ETSI Standard digital two-way radio equipment can make a decision to choose dPMR in complete confidence that the format is supported by multiple vendors supplying interoperable equipment. This puts dPMR in a league of its own in the world of Digital PMR.’