Queensland Rail selects Tait Communications’ digital voice and data system for Australia’s largest rail network

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Rail has selected Tait Communications for the digital migration of its radio communications network. 

The Tait DMR (digital mobile radio) system will provide important communications infrastructure for Queensland Rail's day-to-day operations in and around Brisbane city. This system is core to the safe and efficient operation of the wider Queensland Rail network, the largest rail network in Australia.

Tait is upgrading the radio communications system across 50 sites to provide a DMR Tier 3 trunked voice and data solution and will provide a significant amount of services for the design and deployment of the system.

A spokesperson for Queensland Rail stated that the project team was happy with the selection of Tait Australia Pty Ltd for the design and implementation of the new digital train network replacement, following a competitive tender process.

Brett Smythe, General Manager for Tait Asia-Pacific says "We understand the importance placed on the reliable operation of this technology, and we're dedicated to achieving better business outcomes for all of our clients through a strong partnership model." 

"Tait's emphasis on a comprehensive implementation and support plan, incorporating deployment, migration, risk management, change management and project management were all key factors in securing the contract. 

"This isn't just a technology project, it's a people project," says Mr Smythe, "so we place just as much importance on supporting the employees who use the system as we do on the hardware, software and applications that create the system."

Thanks to the open standards technology on which all Tait products are based, the Tait digital terminals are compatible with Queensland Rail's existing analogue system, its existing Zetron consoles and location services data.

"This means the Tait DMR Tier 3 solution for Queensland Rail is 'future flexible', cost efficient, reutilizing existing assets and reducing the complexity of implementing the new system," says Mr Smythe.

"The Tait DMR tier 3 system is the 'no compromise' digital trunked radio solution; engineered specifically to keep employees performing optimally no matter what the conditions."

Tait is well-known for supplying critical communications solutions to public safety agencies, utilities and transportation agencies including Brisbane Airport Corporation, Air France, London Bus, TriMet, and British Columbia Rail.

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