Taking Orion's capacity to the max


By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 14 September, 2017


Sydney ast2001oct12 lrg

Australia’s largest commercial two-way radio network is expanding with Motorola DMR Tier III technology.

The Orion Network has announced the next phase of its network expansion plans with the rollout of Motorola Solutions DMR Tier III Capacity Max technology Australia-wide to meet growing customer demand for radio voice and data services.

Capacity Max is the latest extension to the Motorola DMR portfolio.

The Orion Network, established in 2010, is the largest commercial two-way radio network in Australia, operating Motorola DMR around Australia in critical business environments such as airports, ports, stadiums, major events, local government and transport sectors.

The Tier III expansion is expected to help meet demand for outdoor and indoor location services, data integration applications and business compliance tools.

According to Hamish Duff, managing director and founder of the Orion Network, customers will enjoy increased capacity, greater capabilities and application innovation.

“We continue to enhance the Orion Network to deliver the best possible voice and data experience working with our partner Motorola, the global leader in DMR technologies,” said Duff.

“By deploying this cutting-edge technology from Motorola, we will continue to actively boost network performance and deliver a host of additional services and business benefits to our customers.”

“Our strategic partners and customers are keen to take advantage of the additional Orion product and services portfolio provided by our investment in the Motorola’s third-generation DMR system and terminal offering,” added Martin McLeod, director of the Orion Network.

The Orion Network DMR Tier III solution includes planning, optimisation and implementation services together with hardware and software services across the network, as well as a multivendor compliance program to ensure subscriber terminal access is ‘fit for purpose’.

Motorola Capacity Max is fully compliant with the DMR Tier III mode of operation and supports a wide range of added-value features to support customer needs across different markets.

“Many existing customers will be able to migrate to the next-generation network by having updated software installed into their terminals,” said Duff. “Orion will work with customers on a case-by-case basis to determine suitable time frames for changes to occur. The existing network will remain operational to support Orion customers into the future.”

The Orion Network is owned and managed by Mastercom, Gencom and CSE Crosscom.

Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and US/Japan ASTER Science Team.

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