Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (Plainview, N.Y.) and the leading supplier of test instruments for the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) market, presented its new Auto-Test II technology for testing TETRA mobile stations on the 3920 Digital Radio Test Set to the visitors of TETRA World Congress in Budapest. The new test option allows testing of TETRA terminals—independent of the network and encryption settings—by just pushing a button. Performing regular maintenance testing is an important issue for users of TETRA terminals.
“With TETRA Air Interface Encryption being implemented into more TETRA networks, it has become an issue to maintain TETRA mobile stations on a base station simulator such as a radio test set. The new Auto-Test II option overcomes this problem by using the radios in an engineering or service mode, controlled by the 3920 Digital Radio Test Set. Aeroflex has implemented this solution in close cooperation with leading OEMs. We ensure the test steps and limits are fully in line with service requirements,” said Tom Riedl, Aeroflex product manager, Ismaning, Germany.
“Modern TETRA terminals are the best equipment made for professional use, but they are used in very harsh environments. Regular maintenance using the Aeroflex 3920 with Auto-Test II ensures that faulty radios are detected before their failure has any serious impact on user safety,” Riedl said.