CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Europe’s high-speed paging systems soon will be linked by a networking protocol developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and incorporated into Glenayre Technologies Inc.’s products, Glenayre announced.
Using the I4 protocol, paging traffic will be transported between any operational European Radio Messaging Standard system, said Charlotte, N.C.-based Glenayre. The protocol will undergo field trials by the end of the year.
“This fulfills a major objective of ERMES, which is to provide pan-European roaming for paging,” said John Linton, a Glenayre vice president. Linton noted that Glenayre’s product implementation will allow non-ERMES paging traffic connectivity to almost any paging system in the world.
Since ERMES was introduced in 1993, Glenayre has supplied infrastructure equipment for ERMES systems in the only three countries offering it: France, Hungary and Portugal. ERMES transmits messages at 6,250 bits per second.