Queensland Rail selects Tait for digital migration of its radio communications network

Queensland Rail - the largest rail network in Australia - 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. This system is core to the safe and efficient operation of the wider Queensland Rail network.

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.

“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," says Brett Smythe, general manager, Tait Asia Pacific, in a statement.

“This isn’t just a technology project, it’s a people project,” says 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.”

With the open standards technology on which 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, reutilising existing assets and reducing the complexity of implementing the new system,” says Smythe.

The Tait DMR Tier 3 solution for Queensland Rail is ‘future flexible’, cost efficient, reutilising existing assets and reducing the complexity of implementing the new system. Brett Smythe, Tait Communications

“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 has supplied critical communications systems to public safety agencies, utilities and transportation agencies across the globe, including the NZ Police, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Air France, London Bus, TriMet, and British Columbia Rail.

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