TETRA stands for Terrestrial Trunked Radio and is a digital standard for radio communication used by almost all emergency services in Europe. In the UK, the TETRA network for emergency services is called Airwave.
Does Target Blu Eye function abroad?
The Tetra network for emergency services is also used in the countries surrounding The Netherlands, such as Belgium, Croatia, Germany (nationwide in 2014), Austria, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Italy.
Is Target Blu Eye able to receive signals from a specific emergency service, e.g. only police cars?
No, Target Blu Eye warns you for all approaching emergency vehicles, regardless of the type of emergency vehicles.
Does Target Blu Eye interrupt the communication between emergency services?
No, Target Blu Eye does not interrupt the communication between emergency services or between emergency services and emergency rooms.
Is it legal to use Target Blu Eye in Europe?
Yes, the use of Target Blu Eye is legal since the system is only informing the driver whether an emergency service is nearby. Moreover, Target Blu Eye does not make any difference between police vehicles, ambulances or fire trucks. You will be warned of all types of emergency vehicles. We would like to emphasize that Target Blu Eye is not able to decode the radio messages broadcasted by the Airwave network.
Does Target Blu Eye also respond to the Airwave base stations?
No, Target Blu Eye does not respond to the Airwave base stations.
Does Target Blu Eye respond to police and fire stations?
Target Blu Eye does not respond to police and fire stations. Only if an emergency vehicle with an activated Airwave system is present at that specific location Target Blu Eye will respond.
What is the detection range of Target Blu Eye?
De detection range of Target Blu Eye varies from hundreds of meters to approximately one kilometre. The range depends on the selected sensitivity mode and the environment.
Does Target Blu Eye also respond to the Airwave frequencies used for civil purposes?
No, because, the Airwave frequencies for civil use differ from the frequencies used for emergency services. Therefore Target Blu Eye does not recognize Airwave signals for civil use.
Does Target Blu Eye always warn you for approaching emergency services?
All signals transmitted by emergency services will be detected by the Target Blu Eye. However, emergency services do not always transmit (periodical) signals. The system can be switched off or be in direct mode (DMO). In some European countries the TETRA network coverage is insufficient for permanent periodical transmission.