TELTRONIC HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE FRMCS PLUGTESTS, INTEROPERABILITY TESTS ORGANISED BY THE EUROPEAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ETSI), WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES DEFINED BY THE 3GPP FOR THE RAILWAY SECTOR.
The event tested some of the FRMCS functionalities defined in the 3GPP MCS standard included in releases 15 and 16. Teltronic participated as a User Equipment supplier with its RTP-800 on-board radio, demonstrating that it is prepared for these interoperability and harmonisation processes that are being promoted for the future deployment and operation of Mission Critical Services (MCS) in the field of rail transport.
The event was based on 3GPP, ETSI and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) standards, and tested railways-oriented capabilities like Functional Aliases or authentication and registration.
By means of participating in these plugtests, Teltonic has been able to assess the level of interoperability of its implementations, validating its understanding of the standards and demonstrating that RTP-800 was designed and developed in order to be part of the future railway communications. The company will again take part in the next session of the plugtests, which will take place in November and will test new functionalities.
FRMCS is the future global telecommunications system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC) in collaboration with different entities of the railway sector, and which, over broadband technology, will support the communications of the trains of the future based on mission critical services such as Mission Critical Push To Talk” (MCPTT), “Mission Critical Data” (MCData) and “Mission Critical Video” (MCVideo).