Emergency calls: TETRA systems will connect
Three-level emergency target helps users get through
TETRA systems from Airbus Defence and Space treat emergency calls with extreme priority, pre-empting other calls if necessary.
When an emergency call comes in, it's clearly visible and audible at the receiving end. Whether it's coming into a dispatcher workstation or another radio, team members know immediately that there's an emergency.
Three-level emergency target
To ensure that no emergency call goes unnoticed, the TETRA system from Airbus DS uses a "three-level emergency target":
- The first call goes to the preferred recipient. A police officer's emergency call might first go to the currently selected group, for instance, alerting the officer's partners.
- If there's no response, the call automatically reroutes to the second choice — another group or individual, maybe.
- Still no response? The call reroutes to a third recipient — a 112 emergency response centre, for example, where the call would get a response.
In a crisis, the last thing users need is to worry about reaching help. In TETRA systems from Airbus DS, emergency calls will go through.