The DMR Association welcomes you

We’re here for our members, working worldwide, to continuously reaffirm Digital Mobile Radio as the most widely used digital radio standard for the world.
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Applications Interfacing

We publish and maintain an application interface for vendors to extend the abilities of their DMR digital mobile radio systems.
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Cost-effective technology

The DMR air interface provides coverage similar to analogue, offering the benefits of digital without the need to increase the number of repeater sites.
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Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is trusted by over 15 Million Users

Welcome to the DMR Association; we’re here for our members, working worldwide, to continuously reaffirm Digital Mobile Radio as the most widely used digital radio standard.

We began in 2005 as a group of market leading public mobile radio manufacturers to support ETSI during the DMR standardisation process.

The DMR Association’s Technical Working Group works constantly on the Interoperability process, providing standards certification for manufacturers, the majority of which is at the highest Tier 3 specification. Membership is open to all organisations or individuals where DMR is a regular part of their business and for those working to support the professional use of the DMR standard in other ways.


News and Events

The DMR Association are happy to welcome
Sanchar Communication Systems as a category 1 member.

Established in 2007, Sanchar Communication Systems is a high-tech enterprise subsidiary which handles the Radio communication business of the Sanchar Group. The company is involved in design and manufacture of professional two-way radio communication equipment. The in-house innovative R&D department quickly transforms anticipated customer requirements into easily deployable customised solutions for wireless communication. Visit Members page >

The DMR Association are delighted to welcome Sanchar Communication Systems as a category 1 member


Sphere join the DMR Association
Welcome, Sphere Com Services

The DMR Association are pleased to welcome Sphere Com Services as a category 1 member. Established in 2012 with its Head Office in Delhi. Specialising in design and implementation of mission critical solutions.
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Auctus join the DMR Association
Auctus upgrade to Cat 1 member

The DMR Association are pleased to announce that Auctus have upgraded their membership to Category 1. Auctus Technologies is an innovative-driven high-tech enterprise that provides solutions for wireless communication. Visit Members page >


Etherstack Upgrades DMRA Membership
Etherstack upgrade membership

The DMRA are delighted to announce that Etherstack have upgraded their membership to Category 1. Etherstack specialise in wireless communications technologies for customers in public safety, defence, utilities & mining industries. Visit Members page >



Event ALERT!

Critical Communications Russia – June 17th 2021

Alessandro Guido - Technical Working Group Laboratory Coordinator for the DMR Association will be presenting “Why DMR?” as a remote participant.

This year’s event marks the 9th year of the conference and a step change in terms of accessibility. This year the event is open to both physical and virtual participants. For registration and more information please follow this link >

Alessandro Guido Critical Communications Russia – June 17th 2021




DMR technology is already supporting
over 15 Million users worldwide.

DMR Key Benefits

Our Mission

By using a combination of education, awareness, certification and interoperability training we operate to make sure that business buyers of today’s digital radio technology have the security of knowing that they are investing in the future.

Here at the DMR Association we provide our membership with the resources necessary to make certain that DMR products reach the market within a successful, open, multi-vendor chain. We’re in frequent and direct dialogue with regulators, trade bodies and standards organisations around the world to maintain the standard.


DMRA Mission

DMR applications interface (AIS) standards unify interoperable voice and data solutions.

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Key features of the DMR standard

  • Interoperability between manufacturers
  • Backwards spectrum compatibility
  • State of the art Forward Error Correction
  • IP Data
  • Fast Automatic Vehicle Localisation (AVL)
  • Optional encryption for secure communications
  • Doubling of capacity in existing channels
  • Data applications interface (AIS)
  • Two-slot Time Division (TDMA) operation

DMR enables a single 12.5 kHz channel to support two simultaneous and independent calls. This is achieved using TDMA, Time Division Multiple Access. Under TDMA DMR retains the 12.5 kHz channel width and divides it into two alternating timeslots A and B where each timeslot acts as a separate communication path.

Each communication path is active for half of the time in 12.5 kHz of bandwidth, each uses an equivalent bandwidth of half x 12.5 kHz or 6.25 kHz. This is known as having an efficiency of one talk path per 6.25kHz of spectrum. However with DMR the channel as a whole maintains the same profile as an analogue 12.5kHz signal.

This means that DMR radios operate in the licence holders existing 12.5 kHz or 25 kHz channels; there is therefore no need for re-banding or re-licensing but at the channel capacity is doubled. Read More >

DMR Double Capacity


DMR, Digital Mobile Radio, developed by ETSI, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and first ratified in 2005.

The DMR Standards