The community forum members, patrollers and responders require having signal coverage throughout their whole area for “Crime Reporting” and “Look-outs”. Some members have existing analog radio equipment that need to communicate via a central repeater. With existing independent analog repeaters, radio users cannot share information among different repeater areas immediately.
Patrollers need to have secure digital communications during patrols and covert operations, no matter in what kind of unsecure, noisy and sensitive environments.
From 2013–2015, Ace Communication Distributors Co. delivered a Hytera DMR migration solution by using an entry-level digital repeater by which analogue & digital communications can be handled seamlessly. Hytera DMR radios RD62X/RD98X / PD50X / PD66X/ PD78X are used.
1. Radio broadcasting messages are sent to warn community members of dangers and of lurking criminals in the respective areas. A single message could raise people’s awareness and savenumerous lives.
2. Many crimes were foiled because relevant information were received and followed up by the Community Police Forums in collaboration with the police.
3. DMR repeaters with IP port will allow BCRN to communicate over the whole area via different repeaters. The radios with roaming feature also allow smooth switching and communication over different repeaters.
4. Voice clarity, stun functionality and remote monitor are the key functions. Low-cost entry-level portable radios with security features as stun/revive and remote monitor prevent them from being used by illegal subscribers.
5. With TDMA technology adopted in DMR repeaters and radios, the network can support more traffic on the available repeaters.
6. Cost is a great consideration as communities purchase the radios themselves for their own use. Reduced costs could have dramatically positive impact on this scenario.
7. The operation area is ranged from city to rural areas with small farm lands in certain areas. With professional coverage prediction and technical supervision by Hytera service supplier, most of the area is covered with good radio signal.