Comms Connect 2019
Comms Connect – Melbourne
26-28 November 2019
DMR Technology is well represented at this year's event. Presentations from the DMR Association and several other speakers.
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26th - 28th November 2019
Congress Centre East, Cologne.
Chair of the DMRA Technical Working Group will be talking about the ongoing development of the ETSI DMR standard.
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The DMR Association welcomes you

We’re here for our members, working worldwide, to continuously reaffirm Digital Mobile Radio as the most widely used digital radio standard for the world.
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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 - Trusted by 12 Million Users

Welcome to the DMR Association; we’re here for our members, working worldwide, to continuously reaffirm Digital Mobile Radio as the most widely used digital radio standard for the business world.

We began in 2005 as a group of market leading public mobile radio manufacturers to support ETSI during the DMR standardisation process.

The DMR Association’s Technical Working Group works constantly on the Interoperability process, providing standards certification for manufacturers, the majority of which is at the highest Tier 3 specification.

Membership is open to all organisations or individuals where DMR is a regular part of their business and for those working to support the professional use of the DMR standard in other ways.



News & Events


PMRExpo 2019 DMR Association


PMRExpo Cologne - Ongoing development of the ETSI DMR standard - 12:00-13:00 - 28th November

Tom Johnson, Chair of the Technical Working Group at the DMR Association looks at some of the powerful new features in the ETSI DMR standards including USBD data polling which enables high volume GPS location reports on a DMR Tier 3 control channel, talkgroup subscription/attachment and data/voice encryption.

Please come along and support Tom Johnson and the DMR Association.
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Essential Trading Corp welcome to the DMR Association
Essential Trading Systems Corp

A warm welcome to Essential Trading Systems Corp who join the DMR Association as a category 2 member. Essential Trading Systems Corp manufacturer of VoIP end point products that complement the LMR Industry.
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DCom welcome to the DMR Association
Welcome, DCom

The DMR Association are delighted to announce "DCom" join us as a category 2 member from the Czech Republic. DCom provides communication services with a focus on professional radio systems and solutions. Visit Members page >


FreshRF welcome to the DMR Association
DMRA Welcomes - FreshRF

FreshRF is a company founded in New Zealand joining us as a category 2 member. FreshRF’s SmartBridge Dispatch Solution culminates many years of working with 2-way radio manufacturers. Check out their showcase. Visit Products page >




DMR technology is already supporting
12 Million users worldwide.

DMR Key Benefits

Our Mission

By using a combination of education, awareness, certification and interoperability training we operate to make sure that business buyers of today’s digital radio technology have the security of knowing that they are investing in the future.


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.
We’re in frequent and direct dialogue with regulators, trade bodies and standards organisations around the world to maintain the standard.

DMR applications interface (AIS) standards unify interoperable voice and data solutions.

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Key features of the DMR standard

  • Interoperability between manufacturers
  • Backwards spectrum compatibility
  • State of the art Forward Error Correction
  • IP Data
  • Fast Automatic Vehicle Localisation (AVL)
  • Optional encryption for secure communications
  • Doubling of capacity in existing channels
  • Data applications interface (AIS)
  • Two-slot Time Division (TDMA) operation

DMR, Digital Mobile Radio, developed by ETSI, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and first ratified in 2005.

The DMR Standards