TB8200 – Overview
Demonstrating Tait's commitment to trusted TaitNet MPT 1327 technology, the TB8200 is the base station/repeater at the heart of the solution. Building on the reliability and performance of the intelligent TB8100, added channel management functionality provides two integrated TaitNet MPT 1327 channels in each base station/repeater.
By combining channel management and base station/repeater functions, the TB8200 simplifies the TaitNet MPT 1327 solution, minimizing system deployment and maintenance costs.
The TB8200 is designed to deal with harsh conditions. Specified to operate continuously at full power, at up to 15,000ft (4,572m) in temperatures as high as 140˚F (60˚). Large heatsinks and front-to-back fan cooling methods mean that no spacing is required between base stations/repeaters.
Having a common hardware platform allows seamless migration from the TB8200 to digital technologies, including DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) and P25.
TB8200 Base Station/Repeater highlights:
- Non-proprietary open standard
- Seamlessly integrates into TaitNet MPT networks
- Provides up to two TaitNet MPT 1327 channels in one TB8200
- Software licenses for additional capability/features and remote programming reduces the need for site visits and hardware upgrades
TB8200 Base Station/Repeater features include:
- Proven RF platform
- Ethernet system interface enables IP management of communications system SNMP management support option
- Best-in-class reliability - the choice for critical applications
- Scalable - equally suited to single and multi-site systems
- Smart AC/DC switching to ensure continuity of service
- Built-in test equipment provides self-monitoring with local and remote alarm logging
- Covers key frequency bands from 136MHz to 800MHz
Download the TB8200 specifications sheet (PDF) for more detailed information.
In this paper, we will look at reliability specifications, coverage prediction theory, and how physical, location signal measurements can verify it in a robust, repeatable and affordable way.
Why choose Tait MPT
When you plan for future communications in partnership with Tait, an expert team is right there at each stage, designing, managing and supporting the changes.
Working to your organization's timeframe, migrating network communications is seamless, minimizing impact on budget and service.
MPT is the most successful trunked mobile radio technology worldwide, suiting the needs of our global customers due to its flexibility and efficiency benefits. Tait has a long and distinguished track record in developing this technology and offering the MPT-IP (MPT 1327) trunking network with an impressive range of features that include:
- remote network management
- efficient deployment of radio channels
- scalable infrastructure from single site to nationwide
- a wide range of open standard terminal products
- seamless migration paths to digital technology
- individual, group (team) or broadcast (all-informed) calls
- PSTN and PABX telephone access
- MAP27 data interface
- call diversion and forwarding
- priority handling of emergency calls
- status messages
- a short message service for dispatch or job information
- a polling channel providing efficient location updates for large fleets, which can co-exist with voice operation.