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The TETRA Enhanced Data Service Demonstration (TETRA/TEDS) was attended by senior representatives of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. In addition, representatives of the Special Telecommunications Service, the Ministry of National Defence, as well as other public institutions tasked with the protection of national safety and order were present.
TEDS is the high-speed data evolution of the TETRA radio communication standard. DS showed several TETRA data capabilities, including the sharing of images using the “instant image broadcast” system, the triggering of an electronic display by means of short text messages, and the verification of vehicle license plates.
The function for sharing images using the instant image broadcast system makes it possible to simply send the photo or image of a suspicious person or activity to nearby officers on foot patrol, all with just one click of a key.
Short text messages can be used to trigger an electronic display, and they could control other devices as well. As shown in the demonstration, for example, an alarm signal received by a fire station can be configured to generate a message that will automatically open the fire station door, turn on the lights, start the exhaust fans, and even switch on the traffic lights in front of the fire station.
Another data capability presented to the Romanian audience was the car license plate checking function, which can be easily applied by police officers in the field. A car's license plate number can be checked directly on location in the database stored in the portable reader, or remotely if the reader is connected to a TETRA terminal.