In a bid to make DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) the most widely supported digital radio standard for the business world, Simoco has announced it has successfully completed the interoperability test session for its DMR Tier III trunking terminals with Finmeccanica - Selex ES, an international electronics and information technology business.
The testing, which took place in Milan, Italy, examined the interoperability between terminals from the Simoco Xd DMR range and the Finmeccanica – Selex ES ECOS-D RGW4000 base station. During the session, the technologies were together tested on registration, individual and group voice calls, radio site hunting and short data messaging.
Simoco was awarded the recognition after all mandatory tests were passed, and the results were independently reviewed by the DMR Association Technical Working Group.
Andrew Wozencroft, DMR product manager at Simoco, said: “Participation in the interoperability programme demonstrates Simoco’s commitment to implementing open standards. We are proud to have now gained interoperability certificates for both Tier II and Tier III variants of Simoco Xd, which reinforces customer confidence in investing in multi-vendor technology. I would like to thank Finmeccanica - Selex ES for inviting Simoco to participate in the testing, and the DMR Association for coordinating the process.”
The latest Tier III test follows the DMR Association’s Interoperability Process, which was created to ensure users and equipment suppliers would benefit from a truly open multi-vendor market for DMR equipment. It defines a list of interoperability tests, suitable test methodology, testing laboratory criteria and a test result verification process for both conventional and trunked modes of operation. The tests contribute to the organisation’s plans to make DMR the most widely supported digital radio standard.
Andy Grimmett, head of product strategy at Simoco and chair of the DMR Association Technical Working Group, said: “The DMR Association is still enjoying growth in terms of the number of members joining each year and this trend is underlined by the increased number of interoperability tests that are being undertaken by manufacturers.
"The successful interoperability testing between Simoco and Finmeccanica – Selex ES further demonstrates the strength of the DMR open standard and the commitment of DMR Association members to collaborate in making DMR a success.”
Certificates of Interoperability and test summaries for the completed test session, along with details on the DMR Association IOP process, are now available on the DMR Association website.