TETRA radio system for task forces
As an island nation between the Atlantic and the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a popular holiday destination. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital, Santo Domingo, also attracts countless tourists to the Caribbean metropolis every year.
To guarantee public safety in Santo Domingo and enable task forces to respond quickly, an efficient communication system is indispensable. In 2013, together with Hytera US, Hytera Mobilfunk was commissioned by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Interior and Police to implement a TETRA radio system for the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo.
Our mobile radio solution in detail
For the 911 emergency call system in and around Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros and the north coast of the country, Hytera implemented an ACCESSNET®-T IP radio system according to the TETRA standard. It currently consists of 56 base stations that are connected to two switching nodes. In addition to an analog-digital gateway, the Hytera radio system can also be connected to the public and internal telephone network as well as the country’s emergency call center.
The considerable flexibility of our solution is demonstrated by its easy integration into the 911 emer-gency call system. Components and systems from external manufacturers can be easily integrated into the Hytera infrastructure via the multifunctional A-CAPI interface. Even third-party applications can be incorporated into the TETRA radio system with their full scope of functions, using the radio system for data transmission.
Extensive dispatcher functions provide a wide range of options for organizing task forces on the ground. The TETRA radio system is also characterized by high security standards: Redundancy functions provide maximum reliability and authentication mechanisms, as well as the enable/disable functions of the radio, guarantee the security of transmitted speech and data. The integrated network management system enables user-friendly management of all participants in the radio system.
Facts and figures: Dominican Republic
Island nation between the Atlantic and the Caribbean
Official language: Spanish
Capital: Santo Domingo
- Santo Domingo:
Area: Approx. 104 km2
Population: Just under 3 million
The historic old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999
- Santiago de los Caballeros:
Area: Approx. 75 km2
Population: Over 600,000
Most important commercial center in the north of the country, center of the tobacco industry
TETRA for the Dominican Republic
- Integration of the TETRA radio system into the 911 emergency call system
- High-performance transmission of voice and data
- Numerous dispatcher functions and voice recorders
- Comprehensive network management
- Redundancy between Santo Domingo and Santiago
- High reliability thanks to base stations with an independent 72-hour power supply