The Vietnam Ministry of Public Security (VMOPS), tasked with protecting the entire region of Vietnam, have chosen a Tait DMR Tier 3 trunked digital radio network for their Traffic Police pilot project.
Tait, together with a local partner, will provide a single site UHF DMR Tier 3 network with packet data, due to be operational by August 2014. The Traffic Police currently operate on an existing analogue conventional network. However, they wanted to move to a private digital trunked system that would deliver benefits such as greater coverage and clearer voice communications.
VMOPS has developed its own AVL and Tait will provide the interface to it. The packet data functionality will be used for sending small files, such as personal identification data, over the DMR network from the control centre to the field mobile radio connected to a portable PC.
Tait will provide system and network design services, and project management services to help ensure a successful outcome for the traffic police.
To mitigate the risk of a technology migration, VMOPS chose to proceed with a pilot phase before implementing a full-scale, five-six site digital trunked system. This approach has helped them to avoid the budget constraints associated with large, single implementations and will help to ensure support for the change as the project progresses.
“We are delighted to build our relationship with VMOPS and provide them with a quality mission- critical communications solution they can depend upon. The pilot project and phased migration to digital will allow VMOPS to schedule the upgrade at a time that best suits their requirements and budget,” said William Phan, Asia Country Manager, Tait Communications Asia-Pacific.
The Vietnam Ministry of Public Security is part of the People's Public Security Forces, tasked with protection of national security and maintenance of social order and safety of the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.