Open standards, interoperability and flexibility

As electric utilities approach migration to digital radio they need to ensure maximum return is achieved on that investment. Interoperability with other radio systems, choice of hardware vendors and flexibility should be key concerns.

Vendor interoperability and flexibility are cornerstones of successful radio platforms. A truly interoperable system will give a utility the flexibility to deploy equipment from multiple vendors to enable system optimization to meet the utility’s unique requirements.

Some highly proprietary radio systems meet only minimum requirements for interoperability. Customers of these systems are locked into a long-term dependence on that vendor’s proprietary roadmap.

Tait DMR Tier 3 is the no compromise platform for utilities that demand open standards radio technology that is flexible and interoperable with other vendor’s equipment.

Actively supporting industry standards

Tait Communications is the no compromise vendor for truly open standard radio platforms, including DMR Tier 3. We advocate industry standards and play an active part in designing, refining and implementing those standards.

We also actively carry out interoperability (IOP) tests and clearly document which features are covered by interoperability certificates.

DMR is an open ETSI radio standard and the Tait DMR Tier 3 platform implements the DMR standard as it has been defined. The interoperability certificate has been issued to Tait to confirm that Tait DMR is the first genuine Tier 3 platform available.

Tait actively supports DMR standards enhancements such as application interface developments, location services and security. We are also active with industry interest groups such as the German VDV and United States UTC, helping to define specific DMR features and functionalities required for these markets.

When it comes to open standards, comprehensive functionality and a genuine commitment to interoperability, Tait DMR Tier 3 is the no compromise choice.