Specialist Task Force 403:
Test specifications for the protocol conformance
and interoperability of digital Private Mobile Radio devices
Who we are:
Team Leader: Pete Hizzey, Icom, firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Members: Caroline Maragnon, Icom,
What we do:
This STF is
developing test standards for conformance and interoperability for dPMR radio
equipment. dPMR radios exist in three different levels of functionality, Modes
1, 2 and 3.
Interoperability and conformance test standards have already been developed for
Mode 1 dPMR and the purpose of this STF is to update these standards to include
all the Mode 2 requirements.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
Why we do it:
With any form
of protocol that governs the functionality of electronic equipment it is
essential to have independant standards for interoperability that can be used to
prove products from different manufacturers will work together without conflict.
It is only by having proven interoperability based on independant standards that
consumers can be confident that a ‘mulitple vendor’ status exists for any given
the dPMR MoU manufacturers association have adopted the ETSI interoperability
standards as the benchmark for product approval and the attribution of an
How we do it:
need to have a close working relationship with dPMR product developers and radio
manufacturers. The dPMR interoperability standards already developed by previous
STFs have been used to de-bug dPMR chip sets, radio products and the published
dPMR protocol standard itself (TS102 658). It is often found that questions of
interoperability arise because of inadequate explanation of the protocol so the
constant feedback from the design departments of various manufacturers has been
invaluable in drafting and maintaining both the air interface standard and these
Members of this STF have direct contact and access to dPMR
design engineers, silicon and protocol developers as well as the
dPMR MoU association and the drafting team of the air interface
protocol. Input from all of these elements is necessary to
ensure quality standards.
The Mode 1
interoperability standards were published as:
TS102 726-1, TS102 726-2 and TS102 726-3
deliverables will be revised versions of the above, including all the dPMR Mode
drafts expected September 2010
approval expected January 2011
How to contact us:
Via either of the e-mails above.
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
Last updated: 2013-04-13 17:33:45