Last week, in Part I of DMR Tier 2 FAQs, we covered the features of Tait’s DMR Tier 2 solution and compared it to our DMR Tier 3 offering. This week, we delve deeper into specifics like location services, console support, interoperability, and encryption.
Q. Why does Tait require a node to support multi-site DMR Tier 2 solutions?
To create a multi-site IP linked system, we use a Tier 2 Node. This centralized architecture is very useful for system connectivity/application, as with DMR Tier 3.

  • The node reduces the bandwidth required by the supporting multisite IP network.... Continue Reading

Over the last few weeks, we have been covering some technical aspects of our DMR Tier 2 solution like Connecting DMR Tier 2 with a Voice Recorder, Console and AVLThe layout of a Multi-Site Tait DMR Tier 2 network and How to set up the Tait DMR Tier 2 Node. During this time, we have received a few inquiries on our DMR Tier 2 solution and have decided to also answer them on our blog. This will be done in two parts. In the first part this week, we will discuss the basics of the Tait DMR Tier 2 solution and how its features compare to the our DMR Tier 3 solutions. Next... Continue Reading

Customers to benefit from standards-based innovation and freedom of choice
Telecommunications and network services provider, Vertel is building Australia’s first national Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier III network. Vertel has selected Tait infrastructure to establish a multivendor ecosystem for the benefit of the network’s customers.

Vertel operates TaitNet MPT1327 trunked networks in 5 states around Australia, and is committed to providing customers with innovation in digital voice and data communications, easy migration and... Continue Reading

Tait is expanding the global reach of its DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) Tier 3 technology solution with contract signings in three key global markets.

Queensland Rail (Australia), Entropia Digital (UK and Europe) and Manitoba Hydro (Canada) have all called on Tait to provide reliable, interoperable, mission critical radio communication systems to support their operations.

Tait designs and builds proven DMR Tier 3 trunked networks that critical industries around the world rely on for safety, productivity and automation. Thanks to the open... Continue Reading

Brent Williams, from Tait Solution Marketing, makes the case for DMR as the platform of choice for Utilities who are considering a multi-use distribution automation investment.

Voice and SCADA over digital trunked DMR

Traditionally, a common wide-area LMR networking scenario has been to deploy separate networks for voice and data, accepting the resulting duplication of infrastructure and operational costs. Unfortunately, when these combined voice and data networks were deployed, they struggled to deliver the QoS demanded for mission-critical... Continue Reading

Q. How does DMR coverage compare with analog?
The coverage of a DMR network is comparable to the coverage of a narrowband analog network. In many instances, the actual coverage of the DMR network is perceived to be better as the voice quality stays the same throughout the whole service area.
Q. Can you combine voice and data on one channel?
DMR supports both voice and data services and on a trunked network, channels can be dynamically allocated to the service that is required. With DMR, priority levels will ensure that traffic with the highest... Continue Reading

We’ll be showcasing some of our latest and most interesting innovations, technology and solutions in the critical communications and utilities space during two upcoming industry events:

  • UTC Telecom
  • Critical Communications World

For our latest updates from these events and more, follow us on Twitter @TaitRadio. Read on for more details.

UTC Telecom 2013
Date: May 15–17, 2013
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Tait booth: #125

We’ll be at UTC Telecom in Houston this week. Come see us at booth #125 to talk to our experts.... Continue Reading

“The electric utility of the future will be an even more highly connected and efficient enterprise. Information will flow dynamically to and from mobile workers and remote assets to a centralized decision-making system, and this will allow management to optimize all aspects of resource allocation. This shift will lead to improvements in grid performance, as well as greater workforce safety; and the realization of that future rests on the radio platform choices that utilities make today.”

— Geoff Peck, Technology and Solution Architect,... Continue Reading

by Jürgen Hörauf, Area Sales Manager with Tait Communications, Europe-Middle East-Africa

The new DMR Tier 3 solution brought many visitors to the Tait stand at PMR Expo

For the first time in Europe, visitors to our stand got to try using DMR Tier 3 equipment and applications in real time! That was the real highlight of the PMR Expo for me. We’ve been attending the show for the last eight years, and this one was the best in the event’s history.

At our stand we showcased our new DMR Tier 3 solution, including Network Management, Automatic Vehicle Location and Dispatch... Continue Reading

There are so many digital radio standards available today – with more being developed and coming to market each year – it’s difficult to know which is best for your business.

The ‘big two’ at the moment are DMR Tier 3 Trunked and P25 Phase 2. There are also many other standards, both open (eg: dPMR and TETRA) and proprietary (eg: NXDN). By understanding some of the fundamental differences behind each technology, and aligning these with what you need from your radio system, you can quickly figure out which standard best meets those needs.

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