Tait Communications showcased a new DMR base station/repeater (pictured) at PMRExpo 2015 (24-26 November 2015), which provides a high RF performance but at a significantly lower cost for analogue, DMR Tier 2 and 3 systems.
The TB7300 comes in a slim 1U design and runs the same software as the larger TB9300, so it can be seamlessly integrated with the latter. ‘It has exceptional receiver performance and provides between 5-7% more coverage than comparable products from other companies,’ Jamie Bishop, marketing manager, EMEA, told Wireless.
‘That is pretty significant,’ he continued, ‘as that gives you an increase in talk range and better infill within your normal coverage area.’
Other features include: an IP linked node solution for multi-site network capability; remote network management and monitoring; and SNMP management capability. The TB7300 is also compatible with the TaitEnable application suite and the Tait DMR Access and Express solution. Unlike its big brother TB9300 it is not made up from modular components, so components cannot be swopped out. Instead it has to be taken down and fixed.
Compact solid state PC
Also new to the show was a small solid state PC, which weighs in at about a fifth of the price an Oracle Sun product costs to provide a core network server. Tait has ported over its core network to the server, which is designed by London-based company Aleutia Ltd and manufactured in Manchester.
The compact, energy efficient, fanless PC is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions. ‘We wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for use in a mission critical network, but smaller ones may find it useful and you can deploy lots of them for redundancy,’ said Bishop. ‘They are used in Africa to provide the hub for mobile classrooms, for example.’