Control rooms  |   Narrowband  |  2023-08-09

Lea County Electric Cooperative Installs Tait & Omnitronics Communications Solution

Source: TAIT Communications
Curated by: Gert Jan Wolf - Editor-in Chief for The Critical Communications Review

Lea County Electric Cooperative, an electric utility company in Lovington, New Mexico, USA., recently installed an Omnitronics dispatch solution that integrates with the Tait DMR Tier 3 network via the standard Application Interface Specification (AIS), providing a number of business benefits such as a simple installation and setup, flexibility to adapt to future needs, it is easy to use and it provides increased safety with duress and emergency communications

In their mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power, LCEC was looking to cost effectively upgrade their existing Tait DMR Tier 3 AIS radio dispatch system to ensure they had clear and efficient communication across their radio network.

To identify which solution would best suit their needs, they turned to Tait and Omnitronics partner, Advanced Communications and Electronics, Inc.

Essential features that Lea County Electric required to optimize their operation included radio linking/patching, geo fencing and historical tracking from within their 2 radio dispatch consoles, communicating across 6 channels. The solution not only needed to be simple to install but also small enough to fit snugly into their office.

RediTALK-Flex has now been installed on the existing PC at their Dispatch Facility and provides enhanced dispatch functions across the 6 channels. Using DRG200i gateways into the Tait repeaters, voice and GPS data is sent out to repair, home and new installation teams and allows emergencies to be reported and responded to quickly.