Full speed ahead as Kiwi firm bags Queensland Rail contract

"This isn’t just a technology project, it’s a people project."

Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail has selected Kiwi company, Tait Communications, for the digital migration of its radio communications network.

Terms of the deal will see the Tait DMR (digital mobile radio) system provide communications infrastructure for Queensland Rail’s day-to-day operations in and around Brisbane city with the company upgrading the radio communications system across 50 sites to provide a DMR Tier 3 trunked voice and data solution.

“We understand the importance placed on the reliable operation of this technology, and we’re dedicated to achieving better business outcomes for all of our clients through a strong partnership model,” says Brett Smythe, General Manager APAC, Tait Communications.

“Tait’s emphasis on a comprehensive implementation and support plan, incorporating deployment, migration, risk management, change management and project management were all key factors in securing the contract.”

According to Smythe, this “isn’t just a technology project, it’s a people project”, with the company aiming to place equal importance on supporting the employees who use the system as well as the hardware, software and applications that create the system.

As a result of the open standards technology on which all Tait products are based, the Tait digital terminals are compatible with Queensland Rail’s existing analogue system, its existing Zetron consoles and location services data.

“This means the Tait DMR Tier 3 solution for Queensland Rail is ‘future flexible’, cost efficient, reutilising existing assets and reducing the complexity of implementing the new system,” Smythe adds.

“The Tait DMR tier 3 system is the ‘no compromise’ digital trunked radio solution; engineered specifically to keep employees performing optimally no matter what the conditions.”

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