If...and a big If this was offered at a discounted introductory price, ($30? for the first 14 days?), it might be worth it to have in the event someone close by decides to go that route. The O'Hare airport system I mentioned isn't up and running yet and will be low power, and of course I don't know if encryption is being considered.I thank Mike for setting up the pole it is hard to answer as I have no need for TETRA just like I have no need for PROVOICE so I will not vote yes but if I needed them then the answer would be yes. I say this because I have bought 40 DMR NXDN License combined for the Uniden Scanners I own and use each and every day. That is a total of over $2,000.00 in fees so if I have a need I would buy.
New Jersey Transit uses Tetra. If the SDS100 was to become capable of hearing them, I'd upgrade to it from my BCD436I've added a poll to this thread which asks if you would be willing to pay for a Tetra upgrade.
The thing to consider is any upgrade would probably cost about the same as the NXDN or DMR upgrades.
For me, the answer is no since I don't have any Tetra systems near me.
Once again, I'll digress back to when MotoTRBO/NXDN systems were being discussed as an add-on. "Who would want to listen to businesses and school bus companies etc..". The same could be said about TETRA. We do...It wouldn't just be the technology but who would be using it. If a Statewide system including PD, FD, & EMS were to use TETRA, there would be much more interest than if a power company covering the same area did. With P25 being the main player for public safety systems and then FirstNet possibilities, I really don't see much promise for TETRA having widespread use in the US (and thus not much demand from US scanner consumers).
The only difference with TETRA, much is likely to be encrypted & listening to TETRA in general is not in the interests of the big M.Once again, I'll digress back to when MotoTRBO/NXDN systems were being discussed as an add-on. "Who would want to listen to businesses and school bus companies etc..". The same could be said about TETRA. We do...
As most people in Mexico speak Spanish that probably wouldn't be an issue for them...not unless TETRA has different vocoders for each language.Besides in the USA, Mexico's IRIS nationwide radio system uses TETRA, but it is fully encrypted and its communications are in Spanish anyway. I don't think that TETRA is used at all in Canada, I may be wrong.
You can recommend that you select the functional set for the existing memory by the user: for example, BIN / FIRM: P25, DMR, NXDN, Tetra, and others separately, because the activation keys are tied to ESN. Paste and reload no problem. Lay out a library of function selection. This eliminates the possibility of replacing memory during production and, as a result, dividing ESN numbers on hands by added and not added by Tetra, for example: on AOR DV1 - two upgrades before and after a certain number.One thing to remember Paul made this statement.
The 996P2 almost all of the available firmware memory was used to add DMR and NXDN not much space left.
He never stated anything about how much room was left in the x36's firmware memory we can only guess how much room is left.
We can think that the SDSx00 were built with more room but until we are told by Uniden we have no way to know but we were told by Paul that the SDSx00's had more to come.