The Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association just announced recent interoperability tests between Vertex Standard and Motorola Solutions were successful. According to the DMR Association, all mandatory and optional Tier 2 features offered on digital business two way radios by these two manufacturers are now considered interoperable between them. Simply put, Vertex VX-720 Series digital radios are now officially compatible with Motorola TRBO radios!
Mandatory features considered interoperable include All Call, Emergency call, Group Call, Individual Call OACSU, and Individual Call (PATCS).
Optional features include Call Alert, Emergency Alarm, Radio Check, Radio Enable/Disable, and Remote Monitor.
Testing commenced June 15-19, 2011 and the results were approved during July and August. The successful completion of these tests brings to five the number of DMR vendors with products currently available in the marketplace that are formally tested to be interoperable.