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FunkTronic Crossborder D/A in live operation
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In cooperation with the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis we developped a crossborder solution that enables the communication of a control center that still uses analogous radios with personnel that is equipped with digital (TETRA) radios. Besides the mandatory bidirectional voice transition, a complete end-to-end status transition including acknowledgement is realized for the first time.

We are glad to announce that, after a short trial period, the FunkTronic Crossborder D/A is in live operation now, highlighting our experience in both - digital and analogous - radio control systems. Please find a more detailed description in the respective leaflet. If you are interested in a similar solution, don't hesitate to contact us.

(November 2018)

Sandan CarManager tested successfully

Sandan CarManager is a 7" touch display, that ideally complements the functionality of our new table-top control panels Major BOS 4VD and Major BOS 8VD. Depending on its configuration the CarManager is able to provide a subset of the following features:

CarManager_01 - Alerting of personnel via the TETRA network
- Display of feedback from alerting
- Display of personnel status and GPS position
- Offline map based on Open-Streetmap© (only Germany atm)
- Use of several other maps via internet
- Start one-touch call with predefined ISSIs
- One-touch selection of predefined talkgroups

The Sandan CarManager was confirmed to operate via the PEI multiplexer of the FT638 digital radio box. Hence, it can be used in addition to our Major BOS 4VD/8VD consoles with the same TETRA radio. During introduction of the CarManager the connection of one or two TETRA radios (e.g. 1x talk group + 1x data group) will be possible with the standard version. Please contact us if you are interested in the Sandan CarManager.

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(October 2018)

Major BOS 4VD

With the Major BOS 4VD another voice-over-IP console with TFT display comes into play. With control elements for only up to 4 radios it is more ideally suited in many environments. Using our new FT638 as the counterpart on the radio site, the additional informations and functionalities of TETRA radios can be used and displayed directly on the console. In order to reduce the additional training effort of the users to a minimum level, the well-known user interface of the Major BOS 8a is retained. The new functions are realized via a self-explanatory menu structure.

The following features are planned:
Major BOS 4VD - display of caller's ISSI
- display of recent conversations including time of the call
- display of current TETRA group and folder
- display of current date and time
- current signal strength (RSSI)
- changing the TETRA group
- changing the mode of operation
- transmit and display status
- display SDS messages

Optionally, the Major BOS 4VD can have 8 connections, from which the dispatcher can freely choose those 4 terminals that fulfill the current mission requirements.
The use of legacy radios via direct PTT/SQL is also possible using the FT636B as the counterpart at the radio site.

Delivery of the Major BOS 4VD starts in July, 2018.  -  Info / Manual

(May 2018)

Major BOS 8VD

With the Major BOS 8VD FunkTronic is developping a new voice-over-IP console with TFT display. Using our new FT638 as the counterpart on the radio site, the additional informations and functionalities of TETRA radios can be used and displayed directly on the console. In order to reduce the additional training effort of the users to a minimum level, the well-known user interface of the Major BOS 8a is retained. The new functions are realized via a self-explanatory menu structure.

Major BOS 8VD The following features are planned:
- display of caller's ISSI
- display of recent conversations including time of the call
- display of current TETRA group and folder
- display of current date and time
- current signal strength (RSSI)
- changing the TETRA group
- changing the mode of operation
- transmit and display status
- display SDS messages

The use of legacy radios via PTT/SQL is also possible using the FT636B as the counterpart at the radio site.

Delivery of the Major BOS 8VD starts in January, 2018.  -  Manual

(November 2017)

Table-top Communication Unit TKE-2 (with int. loudspeaker, available)

TKE The table-top communication unit TKE-2 is a desktop microphone with a universal connection interface. Furthermore, it has a loudspeaker integrated in its pedestal and comes with one or two buttons. The main difference to our other desktop microphone is the possibility to connect several TKE-2 in parallel, because the microphone line is only connected to the respective output, when PTT is pressed.  -  Manual

(November 2017)

FT638 Digital Radio Box (final testing)

TKE The digital radio box FT638 is a voice-over-IP (VoIP) interface for 2 TETRA radios, e.g. Motorola MTM800 FuG (ET) / MTM5000 series and Sepura SRG3900. In addition to voice transmission, the function set that can be realised via the Peripheral Equipment Interface (PEI) is also placed at the disposal of the VoIP participant. Examples are: display of caller ISSI, group selection, selection of operation mode (DMO/TMO...), transmission of status, SDS functions, time display of network server time.
An integrated PEI AT multiplexer enables the possibility to add an additional PEI AT participant per radio. Hence, the FT638 can be integrated into already existing systems, too. In addition to the standard version, an IN/OUT-version of FT638 is available. Here, up to 3 PEI AT participants can be connected to a single MRT, one of them also including voice connection.
Possible VoIP counterparts are Major BOS 1V, 4V and 8V, as well as Major BOS 8VD (ETA: Jan/2018) and Commander 6D (with rest ETH, under development).  -  Manual

(September 2017)

Desktop microphone TKE (with int. loudspeaker, available)

TKE The desktop microphone with universal interface is a unit supporting several applications (PA systems, radios, conference rooms, for example). It features a loudspeaker and provides one or two keys.  -  Manual

(January 2017)

Option "Soft key functions" for Interface Major BOSx Sepura SRG3900 (available)

MBOSEP The interface Major BOSx Sepura SRG3900 can now be ordered with the option "soft key functions" (article no. 903060.F). In standard configuration, it enables the use of the soft key functions 4+5 via the Major's call buttons.  -  Manual-DE

  (July 2016)

Alliances for development off TERA PEI Applications

MOTOROLA SEPURA In the past months FunkTronic GmbH contracted alliaces with both major manufacturers of TETRABOS two way radios. As a partner of Motorola respectively Sepura we can integrate new functionality at an early stage and achieve addtional benefit for our customers.

(April 2016)

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(February 2016)

FT638 TETRA Universal Interface (under development)

FT638-Scheme The project FT638 TETRA Universal Interface is currently under development at FunkTronic GmbH. It will provide several options to connect control heads and accessories to TETRA two way radios. It will be available in the black box housing as well as module for 19" racks.

Supported devices:

  • Handheld control head Commander 6 IP with network interface
  • VoIP desktop control heads Major BOS V1, V4, V8
  • Analog control heads, for example.
    • Commander secondary control head
    • Commander BOS 2
    • Major BOS 1a, 4a, 8a
  • PEI accessories, for example status keys, status displays
  • Additional devices, for example Navi /GPS Modul, GSM Voice Date Modul (planed)
Supoorted TETRA functionality:
  • Send status
  • Receive/display directive
  • Direct call
  • Group call
  • Talker group selection
  • Talker group display
  • Receive/display SDS
Several setups can be found in the preliminary Short Description (German).

Because the product is still under development the naming, appearance, layout and functionality may change. Because of this the brochure may not reflect the actual state of the project.

(January 2016)

TETRA Interface C5/6FuG8B for Commander 6 (available)

MBOSEP The TETRA interface C5/6FuG8 (for Ascom oder Bosch) is available for Motorola's MTM800 FuG (ET) and Sepura's SRG3900 with firmware-Version 1.02. Details can be found in the Manual (German) and/or brochure (Sepura or Motorola).
The TETRA interface allows the handheld control head Commander 6 BOS (with restrictions also the Commander 5 BOS, option TETRA required for both) to connect to a analog radio FuG8b-1 and also to a Motorola MTM800 FuG (ET) or a Sepura SRG3900. The digital or analog radios can be used alternatively. The previous functionality of the analog mode is still in complete working order.

(January 2016)

Softwareupdate FT636B, Major BOS 1V, 4V, 8V (available)

For the FunkTronic devices FT636B IP Interface und Major BOS V software updates are available.
The updates will be provided on request.

FT636B FT636B:

  • Second ethernet interface with eight addtitional connections
  • Download and backup of the configuration to a file

MajorBOS8V Major BOS V:
  • Download and backup of the configuration to a file

(January 2016)

Programmer PROG C6 (available)

PROG-C6 The programmer PROG C6 to update the firmware of the Commander 6 BOS/FMS via PC or Laptop. Additonally the configuration of the Commander 6 can be read and stored to a file. This file can be used for restore of the programming of a Commander 6 or can be loaded to any other Commander 6.
The box has a RJ45 plug and a NATO plug to connect to the Commander 6 (via support O).  -  Manual-DE

(July 2015)

Commander 5 out of production

Commander5 The new Commander 6 is available, therefore the Commander 5 has been taken out of production. The Commander 6 BOS/FMS is available in the same versions and to the same conditions as the old Commander 5 BOS/FMS.

(January 2015)

Distribution Frame for RJ-45 (8-wire patch cables, available)

RJ45-Verteiler The distribution frame for RJ-45 is used for parallel connection of several Major BOS to one radio circuit. It is available in 2 different versions (7-fold or 2x3-fold)  -  Manual-DE

(June 2014)

Major BOS 2b, 4 and 8 for Desk Integration (available)

Tischeinbaumodul The radio control panels Major BOS 2b, Major BOS 4a and Major BOS 8a are now also available as a version for facilitated desk integration. The keypad and the display board are placed above a metal bar, which contains fixing holes in order to mount the device from below to a table plate.  -  Manual-DE

(June 2014)

NEW: Commander 6 FMS and Commander 6 BOS

Commander6 The Commander 6 FMS and Commander 6 BOS received the BOS certification through the accredited laboratory of the Landesfeuerwehrschule Baden-Wurtemberg.
The Commander is compatible with the available rests (O, E, ED und K) and with the radio interfaces C5FuG8/9. The commander 6 supports every functionality the Commander 5 does. In addition it uses a coulor display for better representation and menu guided configuration.  -  Manual-DE C6 FMS  -  Manual-DE C6 BOS

(May 2014)

FT636B IP Interface (available)

FT636B The new FT636B IP Interface is now available.
In addition to the functionality of its ancestor (FT636) the following features have been (or will be) implemented:

  • a secondary ethernet interface to realize redundancy (planned)
  • a second serial interface to allow for remote control of two digital radios
  • additional LEDs for status display
  • support of up to 8 (planned: 16) remote radios / control sets in different locations
  • support of up to 16 switchable in-/outputs (planned)
  • support of tone signalling (single tones / tone sequences)
  • improved web interface
    • programming functions instead of registers
    • enhanced monitoring of connection status and error messages
    • improved configuration of level settings
    • accelerated establishing of connections, further minimization of reconnects
The FT636B will also be available as a control center version for encoding/decoding FFSK/FMS telegrams, which can be controlled by an appropriate control center software.  -  Manual

(February 2014)