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January 24, 20171 min read

Tait DMR Tier 3 Network Keeps Australian Workforces Connected


A solution designed and supplied by Tait Communications is helping one of Australia’s major utilities companies keep its workforce connected and safe. Power and Water, a state government-owned business which supplies Australia’s Northern Territory with high-voltage electricity, water, and sewage networks, has selected Tait to upgrade its mobile workforce communications system.

Power and Water services a vast area of over half a million square miles (1.3 million square kilometers), a desert land area bigger than Peru and South Africa. With hundreds of employees working over such a large expanse of challenging terrain, including main population centers, along interconnecting transport routes, and out in isolated communities, Power and Water needed a reliable communications system that ensured workers were able to stay connected, efficient, and safe.

Previously running a system of four old analog mobile radio networks, some of which were nearing end of life, Power and Water considered offerings from a handful of mobile radio manufacturers before deciding to upgrade to digital with the Tait DMR Tier 3 solution. As well as ensuring reliable communications for Power and Water’s employees, the Tait solution also offers the ability to easily integrate safety-enhancing features such as advanced location and other data services in the future, which was an important factor in the evaluation process.

Power and Water’s new Tait Communications DMR Tier 3 trunked network includes mobile digital radios (TM9300), portable digital radios (TP9300), dispatch consoles (Zetron MAX), Tait Enable Network Monitoring and Management, over-the-air-programming (OTAP), and the Tait Service Advantage Package. The solution also includes a service package which will be provided by Darwin-based Tait solution partner, I.T.S Communications.

The corporation’s extensive evaluation concluded that the Tait solution provided the best whole-of-life value for money and lowest risk, as well as being a known, trusted brand with a staff that demonstrated a strong understanding of their needs throughout the selection process.

Download our free Guide to Digital Radio Standards for Utilities or click here to read about how Tait DMR can help your organization achieve more with its radio network.


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