Tait has a long history of working with Utility customers around the world to provide the communications solutions that keep linesmen safe and connected. To improve the capacity and network management capabilities of their critical field communications network, European Utility company EVN Bulgaria needed to upgrade to a digital network. A Tait DMR Tier 3 solution proved the best fit for their needs.
EVN Bulgaria Chooses Tait to Upgrade Their Communications Network
Technologies from Tait Communications have been chosen by energy conglomerate EVN Bulgaria, part of Austrian EVN AG, for an upgrade of its critical field communications network, covering 42,000 square kilometers in Bulgaria.
On completion, the high-availability system will immediately provide both voice calls and text messages, connection to telephone networks, and ability to support data and control systems such as SCADA.
EVN Bulgaria has been serving more than 1.5 million customers in the south-east of the country since 2005. It generates, distributes and retails electricity, provides district heating and trades in energy and carbon credits.
Investigating options for an upgrade, EVN Bulgaria specified the importance of improved capacity and better fleet and network management capabilities such as system monitoring and over-the-air programming (OTAP).
EVN Bulgaria also evaluated the available digital standards, including TETRA and DMR, and opted to seek tenders for supply of a top-tier DMR system.
Communications, Fleet Management and Network Monitoring
The successful bid was made in association with ITA Engineering, a part of ITA Group Bulgaria, Tait Communications’ in-country representative. Sophia-headquartered ITA is a telecommunications system integrator and engineering company which has had much success in Bulgaria with Tait Communications technologies and services.
The Tait Communications solution will be installed across more than 60 sites. On completion, the high-availability system will immediately provide both voice calls and text messages, connection to telephone networks, and ability to support data and control systems such as SCADA.
In addition to the radio system and devices the solution for EVN Bulgaria includes voice recording, fleet management, and network monitoring.
The elements of the Tait DMR Solution include:
- Tait EnableMonitor (Network Monitoring)
- Tait EnableFleet (Fleet Management with OTAP)
- TM9355 mobiles and TP9360 portables
- TB7300 base stations
- DMR Tier 3 Controllers configured for High Availability redundancy
Want to Know More?
To learn more about the technical aspects of this contract or why Tait is the choice for modernizing and future-proofing your field communications and remote data acquisition and control, talk to the team at Tait.