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dPMR – A Simple & Cost Effective Digital PMR Technology


dPMR was introduced in 2007 and is an ETSI compliant open FDMA digital protocol. The concept was to offer the market a logical migration solution from analogue to digital radio communications designed around the idea of employing proven technology, compatibility with existing analogue equipment, simplicity and low cost.

Icom Inc. has been a world leader in radio communications for over 50 years. One of a few organizations that manufacture a total radio line-up of Land Mobile, Marine, Amateur, Air Band and Communications Receivers, Icom's technological prowess is legendary. Icom continues to lead the industry with the development of digital technologies to provide the future in radio communications to the world. The dPMR™ variants of IDAS are also deployed worldwide and are creating a solid reputation as a reliable digital solution in many market segments. The market’s anticipation and expectations for Mode 3 are also very high and Icom looks forward to providing further communications solutions to meet the varying needs of system operators both large and small.

The IDAS suite of radios (portable and mobile), repeaters, IP networking cards and virtual radio/dispatch applications is a field proven reliable platform that has seen deployment in the 100,000’s worldwide.

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dPMR appeals strongly to both users of existing analogue systems as well as those who only need to operate one base station and a few portables and mobiles, or small radio-linked communities where the reasonable cost of dPMR equipment makes it is a very sensible choice. Another advantage of dPMR is the flexibility of the products and solutions on offer. While the world of PMR has been driven over recent years by advances in digital technology, there remains a huge body of users with large existing analogue or partially digital systems (both conventional and trunked systems like MPT 1327) who simply don’t require the more advanced features and capabilities of full digital operation just yet.

dPMR provides an ideal solution for these users as all they need to do is incorporate a repeater or digital trunking controller in their system to have the choice of operating in analogue and/or digital modes. Of course, there are other users who are building or renewing their systems and want to employ digital and this where dPMR offers a competitive alternative which many users are choosing. 





The dPMR community is represented by some of the biggest companies in global radio communications:

The dPMR Association is open to any manufacturer, supplier, user group, administration or laboratory that share our aims for promoting narrowband FDMA technology. With 17 active members, representing some of the biggest companies in global radio communications contributing to its development, you can look forward to the continued success dPMR technology with confidence. Visit the dPMR Members section



United Nations Humanitarian Community:

While the specific details of dPMR systems deployed by the United Nations and related agencies are naturally confidential, Mode 2 dPMR systems are increasingly being utilized for by a number of humanitarian agencies for many applications ranging from communications training to in-field systems in specific hotspots around the world. Some agencies have also made the move to standardize on dPMR for their future digital communications. (Above photo: by U.S. Marine Corps - Sgt Bryson K. Jones)


dPMR’s growing community includes the end user, arguably the most important contributor to the success of dPMR:

This is evident in the growing number of projects being deployed. Please take a closer look at the dPMR Association's global Case Studies section for more detailed information on a selection of handpicked systems examples that are already successfully established around the world. 
Visit the dPMR global case study section


Airports, Prisons, Police, Local Government and Hospitality:

While dPMR was not specifically designed as a mission critical protocol, it has been effectively implemented in mission critical sectors including prisons and the police service, airports and local government authorities (both in Mode 2 conventional and Mode 3 trunking). Other typical users who have also opted for dPMR systems include the business and industry sectors such as transport companies and hospitality.



For more information on the 3 dPMR modes available please click on the following links below: