""In the field of emergency communications, few words create as big of a buzz as ‘interoperability’.


One of the key motives for the development of emergency communication standards is to facilitate interoperability between products in a multi-vendor, multi-network and multi-service environment. Standards need to ensure that products and services complying with them do, indeed, achieve interoperability.

This document provides an analysis and evaluation of what is needed for successful interoperability testing of emergency communication standards, evaluates a range of factors, and provides an example interoperability test scenario in order to get a better understanding of the planning process.

EENA would like to thank Mr. Wolfgang Kampichler (Frequentis), EENA Technical Committee Chair, for his time and contributions to this document.