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Utilities

While Hytera provides safety, security and reliability, our wireless communications solutions have helped utility companies in other ways, for instance, maintaining appropriate staffing levels. Read on to discover more.

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Technology Options

Radio systems are designed to be the last technology standing in an emergency – and this design focus means some radio sites last intact for decades. The market today offers technologies that are based on independent technical protocols. The prevailing technologies are Analog, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), P25, dPMR/NXDN, and TETRA. What all these technologies have in common is they offer users an option to make an instant voice call and send data over these same digital networks providing the ability to support more sophisticated data applications. In a comparison chart covering multiple dimensions and merits like Cost, Open Standard, Feature Set, 6.25kHz Compliant, Talk Paths per Repeater, Frequency Spacing and Applicable Frequencies, it is obvious that the best all-around value replacement digital technology for users that rely on a professional system to address the voice and data needs of their mobile workforce is DMR.

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Smooth Migration

Upgrading technology presents a potential productivity risk to any organization, but rarely for the reason people think. Mature technology replacements happen every day without major technical mishap, as vendors are experienced in rolling out replacement technology. The true risks of moving to a different technology lies in setting your workforce up for success by preparing personnel for the new changes ahead, before a new technology is rolled out.

Clear communication on why a change is coming and how the change impacts staff are key. Preparing your workforce for change is key to a smooth adoption of any new technology

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DMR Solution

An IP site connect is a Tier II system where the radios are connected using an IP network. While simple in concept, the multiple talk path per repeater of the DMR system allows local, regional and wide area groups to be used and the system allows radios to roam automatically by having the repeaters broadcast beacons to allow the radios to automatically select the best repeater for communication.

DMR Tier III is a more sophisticated radio system, particularly suited to systems with a high number of users and greater traffic.

DMR Tier II and Tier III systems may be used together if required which is particularly useful if there is a combination of high density/high call volume (Tier III) in some parts of the system and lower density of calls (Tier II) in other parts of the system.

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