Deployable Mobile Radio Transmission Sites, What Are They?

The use of Deployable Mobile Radio Transmission Sites (DMRTS) will strengthen the TasGRN communications coverage for emergency responders. Affectionately known as COWs (Cell on Wheels), a DMRTS will extend the reach and capacity of the new network in the field when responding to a large-scale emergency event.

Telstra took delivery of the first TasGRN DMRTS and recently conducted a trial deployment of the unit. In this video, Andrew Johns, Telstra Purple Head of Service for Tasmanian Government Radio, also a volunteer firefighter, explains how the DMRTS units will be utilised.