Simoco has been chosen to supply and install its Simoco Xd Tier II DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) system to Brisbane Bus Lines, through one of its key channel partners, Philcomm, in Queensland Australia.
The contract signifies Simoco’s first major commercial deployment of its new Simoco Xd product range. Brisbane Bus Lines is one of the largest bus and coach charter companies in Queensland, offering country and urban routes, school and translink services.
The order, which has been secured by Simoco Australasia and installed by Philcomm technicians, sees Simoco’s DMR mobiles installed across the entire fleet of buses and coaches. The contract also includes DMR portables being deployed at the Brisbane Bus Lines headquarters.
The Brisbane Bus company will use the system to effectively communicate and coordinate its various bus operations throughout Brisbane, covering an area of 5,950km² extending to Dayboro, which is 40km northwest of the Brisbane area. The system runs over two Philcomm radio sites; one in Mount Coot-Tha and another at Ocean View.
Ian Carr, CEO of Simoco Group commented: ‘I am delighted to be able to announce that we have successfully supplied our first sizeable DMR system. This follows our highly successful dealer launches around the world, which generated considerable interest and demand.
‘Our strategy for Simoco Xd has been focused on strong support for the DMR standard, coupled with a Simoco implementation which eases the migration to digital and provides our customers with leading edge technology including a software only upgrade path to full trunked DMR Tier III.’
John Whittaker, general manager of Philcomm said: ‘Brisbane Bus Lines wanted its fleet to have the very best in open standard DMR, taking advantage of its voice clarity, spectrum efficiency, ease of installation and functionality. As members of the DMR association, Simoco has established a long history in providing quality products, and the Simoco Xd range guarantees interoperability, flexibility and future proof communication.’