Tait wins Brisbane airport DMR upgrade and managed services contract

Three-site DMR Tier 3 network will integrate with a Crosswire voice dispatch system, including recording and messaging

Tait wins Brisbane airport DMR upgrade and managed services contract

Tait Communications has won a contract to upgrade and manage Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) digital mobile radio communications system as the Australian city readies itself for the G20 Leaders Summit later this year.

Tait will provide BAC with a modern UHF three site DMR Tier 3 network, with managed services, which will allow BAC to focus on managing and growing its business.

The solution incorporates Tait DMR Tier 3 TB9300 base stations, TM9300 mobile and TP9360 portable radios, and will integrate with a Crosswire console system by Logic Wireless. The Crosswire system features voice dispatch including recording and messaging, and also has the capability to provide integrated location services, to increase business efficiency and worker safety.

The comprehensive service component from Tait includes TaitManage Infrastructure to monitor the new DMR network, 24/7, from Tait’s Service Management Centres and will provide full network support with fault restoration. Tait will also deliver its traditional design and deploy services throughout the upgrade.

The DMR network will deliver numerous benefits including clearer audio quality in noisy environments, spectrum efficiency, and IP-based flexibility to easily expand or adapt as needed. Choosing the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) open standards-based solution will ensure BAC has greater choice in its communications future, the company said.

Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Brisbane Airport has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 42 national and 28 international destinations. More than 21.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in FY13. Within the 2,700 hectare airport site more than 21,000 employees’ are employed by the 420 plus businesses serving a diverse range of industries.

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