Comms Connect – Melbourne
Nov 22nd - 11.45 - 12.15 pm

Tracking DMR Market Momentum:
MIke Norfield will discuss meeting the needs of those developing the sector.

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28th - 30th November 2017

DMRA specialist session to answer your design and implementation questions through event workshops and presentations.

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The DMR Association welcomes you

We set the standard for business critical and
conventional Digital Private Mobile Radio.

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DMR Applications Interfacing

We publish and maintain an application interface for vendors to extend the abilities of digital mobile radio system.

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Cost-effective technology

The DMR air interface provides coverage similar to analogue, offering the benefits of digital without the need to increase the number of repeater sites.

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About Us

Welcome to the DMR Association; here to work at the centre of DMR technology. We’re here for our members, working worldwide, to make DMR the most widely supported digital radio standard for the twenty first century business world.

We began in 2005 as a group of leading public mobile radio manufacturers to support ETSI during the DMR standardisation process. Our membership is welcoming and open to all organisations or individuals who use or build DMR products or those working to support the DMR standard in other ways.

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Our Mission

We are here for our members, working to make DMR the most widely supported digital business radio standard in the world. Our mission is to support the DMR standard and those working within it.

Here at the DMR Association we provide our membership with the resources necessary to make certain that DMR products reach the market within a successful, open, multi-vendor chain. This offers buyers of today’s digital radio technology the security of knowing that they are investing in the future.

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DMR technology is already supporting over three million users worldwide.

We work with our members, worldwide, to ensure that DMR is the most widely supported digital business radio standard.

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Key features of the DMR standard

  • Interoperability between manufacturers
  • Backwards spectrum compatibility
  • State of the art Forward Error Correction
  • Analogue to digital migration with DMR systems
  • Longer battery life
  • 2 talk paths in a 12.5 kHz channel
  • Doubling of capacity in existing channels
  • Data applications interface (AIS)
  • Two-slot Time Division (TDMA) operation
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DMR Products Showcase

DMRA’s involved in two separate events within the PMR Expo in Cologne between 28 and 30 November. Tom Johnson, chair of the TWG Working Group, speaks at 2pm on 29 November about DMR state of the art and ongoing developments. The second, workshop event led by the Technical Working Group takes place 11am 28 November. It will address the practical aspects to be identified in the design and implementation stages of a DMR system to ensure the best performance in final operation. The session will be centred on DMR but the principles in operation will apply to other digital PMR technologies. Topics covered:


  • How to roll out a DMR trunked network
  • How to build Simulcast DMR network
  • Designing a DMR network; what you need to know about Network Design Optimization and the pitfalls
The Expo is 28 to 30 November at Congress Centre East, Cologne.

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Nov 22nd - 11.45 - 12.15 pm : Melbourne

Tracking DMR Market Momentum: The number one event for critical communications users and industry in the region Comms Connect is the key source for vital information for all sectors. Join in the debate to answer key topics for the whole industry.

  • Is narrow-band radio still the best technology solution for critical comms?
  • Which Public Safety Mobile Broadband solution is the preferred choice?
  • How best to mix technologies?
  • What about 5G?
  • Is DMR set to grow?

Mike Norfield of Action Brands will be looking to map the development of the sector. The talk will seek to address the current situation of the industry and map out the opportunities and weak spots for the future. Mike will be seeking to answer all these questions and more at Comms Connect Melbourne 2017. Additional event program information will be coming soon.

New to the DMR Association Product Showcase …

Simoco Wireless Solutions has a global reputation in providing mission critical communications. With a 70 year heritage, the company offers complete wireless solutions with services ranging from initial consultancy, through to system design and ongoing operational support, ensuring organisations can transmit mission-critical voice and data smartly and securely at all times. Simoco’s networks are among the world’s biggest, keeping devices connected across borders and in some of the most challenging environments.