IHS’ upcoming market analysis report, DMR, dPMR & Competing Technologies – World – 2014, indicates that over three million cost optimised digital technology two-way radio terminals will be shipped in 2018, outstripping analogue and all other digital technology shipments.
Cost optimised digital technologies, such as DMR, dPMR, NXDN and PDT, are forecast to be the strongest growing digital communications technologies between 2014 and 2018. This set of digital technologies has surpassed all expectations as end users are moving quicker than ever to migrate from analogue to digital.
Sepura’s recent acquisition of Fylde Microsystems indicates the increased M&A and partnership activity occurring in the PMR market, especially with regard to those companies offering cost optimised digital solutions.
Cost optimised digital technologies will see the greatest uptake in the commercial, utility, transportation and industrial sectors, where higher-cost technologies have not yet gained significant traction (with P25, TETRA and TETRPOL focused primarily on the public safety and security sector).
In countries such as France, Italy, Eastern Europe and Germany, industrial activity and utility and transportation infrastructure is being heavily invested in, and therefore provides an interesting opportunity for DMR and other cost optimised technologies to infiltrate.
For users looking for a new LMR (land mobile radio) system, the increasing range of digital solutions and increased competition between different technologies offer a wider choice and a variety of budget options.
For countries or regions where there are price sensitivities or spectrum restrictions, the relevance of cost optimised digital technologies in particular offer a cost effective and easy migration to digital, especially now there are price tiers that cater to a range of users.
Where higher-end cost optimised digital systems with trunking functionality might be appropriate for regional networks in the transportation or utility sectors, lower-end cost optimised digital systems might offer a good alternative to commercial end users that might consider more expensive solutions to be over-engineered for their needs.
The findings of this research are taken from the IHS study DMR, dPMR & Competing Technologies – World – 2014. This report aims to provide a clear and in-depth analysis of this market, from the leading providers of research on DMR, NXDN, PDT and dPMR.
IHS claims the report offers the highest level of granularity available on the market, including shipments and installed base estimates and projections from 2010 – 2018 for each cost optimised digital technology and six vertical applications (public safety &security, transport, military, utilities, industrial, PAMR and other) for 18 countries and sub-regions.
This report allows manufacturers to identify the emerging opportunities and developments that will impact the market over the next five years, according to IHS.