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March 7, 20183 min read

Tait DMR: Meeting Your Needs, at Your Speed


A DMR network offers many benefits over analog – including better audio quality, improved channel efficiency, and the use of data applications, to name a few. Upgrading to a DMR network from an analog system is a journey that can sometimes cause headaches, especially if you’re restricted by budgets. Luckily, Tait DMR makes it easy by offering many cost-effective paths that allow you upgrade in the manner that is best for your specific situation.

With Tait DMR, you can choose what and when you want to upgrade, without disruption to your current communications. We’ve developed the Tait DMR Evolution map to illustrate the seven small steps – and hardware required for each – in a clear, simple graphic, and show how each step provides a further path forward, ensuring you have a system that works for you both now and in the future.

See our DMR Evolution Map below, or if you’d like to request pricing you can get in touch with us here.

Infrastructure refresh

This step takes an existing repeater that’s already in place and replaces it with a DMR capable repeater: TB9300/TB7300. Analog terminals are upgraded to DMR capable terminals: TP9300/TM9300. The upgrade is functional straightaway, and the system can continue to operate in analog, but with the benefits of enhanced diagnostics.

Analog Conventional to Single Site DMR Tier 2

This step is minimal cost and minimal effort for an organization that has already done an infrastructure refresh. The upgrade consists of simply adding a license to the base station to ensure that the terminal is DMR Tier 2 capable, and the benefits of digital can be enjoyed straightaway.

Analog Conventional to Multisite DMR Tier 2

This step gives you the benefits of extra capacity. It is achieved with the same licenses required in Step 2, plus additional hardware in the form of a node controller.

Single to Multisite DMR Tier 2

This step is for an organization that already has DMR Tier 2, but wants to extend coverage. This is achieved by adding additional equipment in a node controller and additional base stations. The result is a full multisite Tier 2 system.

Analog Conventional to Single Site DMR Tier 3

This step is for an organization that’s already running analog base stations and wants to go straight to a trunking system. As long as you’re running a Tait base station and have DMR Tier 3 capable terminals, the upgrade simply requires the addition of a software key in the radio and is functional straightaway.

Single Site DMR Tier 2 to Single Site DMR Tier 3

Similarly to the previous step, this step is simply the addition of a license key in the base station for an organization that already has DMR Tier 3 terminals. If you’re using Tait DMR Tier 3 terminals, the only other step is adding an SFE key to the radio, and the system will be fully Tier 3 capable.

Single Site DMR Tier 3 to Multisite DMR Tier 3

For an organization that’s already running a single site DMR Tier 3 system, the upgrade to a full Tier 3 system is simply the addition of a node controller and extra base stations. Adding this hardware will give you the benefits of fleet management, dispatch interfaces, telephone interconnect, and high availability.

It’s our flexible, multimode Tait hardware that allows us to offer these small, cost-effective upgrades, giving you a future-proof path forward that’s ready when you are.

We’ve worked hard to create a strong, resilient, comprehensive DMR solution that grows and expands to meet your needs, when you need it to. The Tait DMR Evolution is just one part of what makes Tait DMR the ideal solution for you. Click here to see the other reasons that make investing in Tait DMR an excellent choice.

Learn more about the benefits of upgrading to DMR with our free Radio Academy course, “Introduction to DMR: Benefits of DMR“.


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