The DMR Association welcomes you

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

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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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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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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 / What we're about

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.

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


A new website promoting technical excellence, built by sector leaders Graphic Identity

Developing our presence at all levels is important to the DMR Association and we're very much aware that the impact of our online presence has far reaching business implications for our members. With that in mind we've worked with online marketing specialists Graphic Identity to build this, our re-launched website. Graphic Identity have long experience in the communications sector and agility in developing eye catching and engaging technical content which remains eye catching and effective. The new site contains a wealth of easily accessible information about the DMRA and its aims, as well as being a source of information about DMR and the DMRA membership.

ETSI releases new version of DMR Tier III trunking standard

London, UK – 23 June 2016 - The Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association is pleased to report, that the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI) has released Version 1.8.1 of the Tier III Trunking Part TS102 361-4 of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) standard.

This update provides valuable expansion and further definition of the rules and descriptions relating to PTT de-key, payload channel assignment, late entry, short data and call diversion facilities. It further builds upon the last substantial update to the specification last year which included significant additional functionality of Dynamic Group Number Assignment, Full duplex voice and data communications, Transmit Interrupt and Application Data over an IP bearer.