Nokia In Tetra Frenzy

Nokia introduces new vehicle-based Tetra mobile radio, a Tetra-based location solution for professional, and its next-generation Tetra switching family

November 18, 2002

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ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia today introduced the new Nokia TMR880 vehicle mounted TETRA radio at the TETRA World Congress in Nice. Designed to meet the diverse needs of public safety professionals, the Nokia TMR880 radio offers versatile connectivity and advanced positioning with a direct interface to a GPS receiver. With voice feedback, a full color display and high output power, the Nokia TMR880 mobile radio adds a vehicle based member to the Nokia TETRA radio terminal family. The new radio terminal will be available during the 2nd quarter of 2003."The Nokia TMR880 is a compact and easy to use TETRA terminal for vehicles, with direct connectivity to the applications needed by police officers, fire and rescue teams and border guards. Itsfunctionality and user interface are similar to the Nokia THR880 handheld radio that we launched only 2 months ago. Together with the THR850 phone, Nokia now has a superior product range for the diverse needs of public safety users", said Kenneth Björklund, Director TETRA Terminals, Nokia Mobile Phones.The Nokia TMR880 features 16 programmable input and output pins for connecting to application devices such as status panels, external alarms and telemetry systems, as well as a data interface without a separate connection box. The Nokia TMR880 terminal can also be directly connected to a GPS receiver, making it easy to implement automatic vehicle location applications. The radio can also be controlled from a PC using an advanced PEI application interface with an extended AT-command set, giving convenient control of applications.In a separate release:Nokia today introduced the world's first location solution for professional mobile radio use. The solution enables the location of units patrolling with the TETRA radio assisted location solution with no external devices attached. This innovation brings new dimensions to managing resources in the field giving the possibility to optimise geographical availability of the units and saving cost. The new location system also improves the security of the personnel by making it possible for the dispatcher to locate them in an emergency situation, for example.Handportable assisted locating is done with the dispatcher sending an short data service (SDS) query to the Nokia THR880 TETRA handheld radio or Nokia TMR880 TETRA mobile radio. The radio responds automatically by measuring the field strengths of the neighbouring cells and sending that information over the TETRA network to a location server, which calculates the location of the terminal and forwards the information to the application.Nokia TETRA radio assisted location solution is a natural add-on to any Nokia TETRA network service. It provides the location of the TETRA handsets and mobile radios in the network area, including indoors and underground tunnels.The service has been adopted and converted to Nokia TETRA Solution from commercial services designed by Nokia to benefit the authorities in their daily routines. So far this kind of locating has been possible only with GSM networks or with special GPS devices.In a separate release:Nokia today showcased the Nokia DXTip TETRA switch which enables the IP-based connection of different Nokia TETRA components using an IP backbone. The scaleable Nokia DXTip utilises the same platform as field proven Nokia 2G/3G switching elements.In the Nokia TETRA System, the Nokia DXTip is the centre of communications, supporting fast call set-up and high traffic throughput. The Nokia TETRA architecture can be scaled up to provide for several thousand simultaneous active instant voice users, to meet the future growth needs.The Nokia TETRA IP Backbone is a reliable, scalable and secure IP network that provides IP connectivity to various TETRA network elements and applications. In addition, the TETRA IP Backbone provides an IP connection between the network's switching sites.The IP Packet data network provides the same function between TETRA radio users and internal and/or external IP networks and services. The Nokia TETRA System IP Packet Data Service supports point-to-point IP data communication between one mobile station host and another, or between an mobile station host and an external host.Nokia Corp.

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