4 Companies Certified Interoperable with Tait DMR Tier 3 Infrastructure
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Tait Communications conducted Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) interoperability testing with Motorola Solutions, Shenzhen Excera Technology, Kirisun Communications and Simoco.

In late 2018, Tait Communications sent an open invitation to all members of the DMR Association to visit its New Zealand headquarters and test DMR terminals on Tait DMR Tier 3 infrastructure. Motorola Solutions, Shenzhen Excera Technology, Kirisun Communications and Simoco accepted invitations, and testing was completed. The DMR Association certified interoperability for Tait DMR Tier 3 with the four companies. “We believe in interoperability and providing choice for our customers,” said Ross Spearman, chief technology officer (CTO) of Tait. “We hope others will host these kinds of events in the future because they help drive the industry forward and provide the most benefit to the organizations who depend on communications to do their jobs safely and efficiently.”

Tait also introduced new features, including faster polling data, to its DMR portfolio. Location services capability is a fundamental building block to improving many operational efficiency and safety outcomes. The Tait 9300 series now offers polling at a rate eight times faster than previously possible, while still maintaining mission-critical voice services.

Tait mobiles and portables are also now capable of automated location-controlled behavior through geofencing, which enhances efficiency and worker safety. Organizations can program geographic areas and boundaries that cause the radio to automatically take certain actions based on location. This process is independent of the network, dispatch or any other software applications.

Automatic responses that can be triggered by passing in/out of geographic zones include mode changes, messages, audio alerts, activation of features such as lone worker, and other digital inputs and output. For instance, as a radio passes in and out of the predefined zones, it can automatically switch between analog, MPT-1327, DMR conventional, and DMR trunked networks. Users can also program the radio to automatically send a text message based on location or instantly create an alarm if the worker enters an unsafe area.

Tait also released a DMR Tier 2 portable to the market in late 2018. The TP3000 portable radio can be personalized, allowing organizations to choose from one of eight colored panels and add custom labels.

“Dealers and customers have many choices when offering DMR open-standard solutions,” said Bruce Mazza, president of Tait America. “It’s available at a variety of price points and features, without the need for proprietary capabilities that limit supply and expose risk to customers.”

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On 6/19/19, Miroslav Skoric said:
It's nice to see such efforts for interoperability. It would be also nice to include some more Chinese manufacturers of DMR radios to join the tests because some of those who claim interoperability with MOTOTRBO or whatever are not listed in the article.


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