|Electronic Switching Range||2% of centre frequency (eg 10MHz @ 500MHz)|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||19 x 15 x 7in (480 x 390 x 180mm) 4U Rack Space|
Single 5/50W: 45lb (21kg)
Single 100W: 47lb (22kg)
Dual 5/50W: 61lb (28kg)
|Operational Temperature||-22º to +140ºF (-30º to +60ºC)|
|Description||Modular base station/repeater/receiver|
|System Types||Conventional FM, MPT 1327 Trunked, QS2 Simulcast and others|
|External Reference||10MHz or 12.8MHz|
|Mains||88 to 264V (PFC power factor correction)|
|DC||12V, 24V, 48V (Nominal +ve or -ve earth)|
|Options||Optional coax relay kit|
|Audio Input Types||
Audio Interface Level
(for nominal 60% deviation)
|Balanced -20 to +10dBm||Balanced -20 to +10dBm|
|Unbalanced 0.3Vpp to 3Vpp||Unbalanced 0.3Vpp to 3Vpp|
|Audio Response Bandwidth||300Hz to 3.4kHz|
|Audio Response||Flat or de-emphasized|
|Audio Distortion||≤2% at -70dBm|
|Audio Filtering Characteristics||
Flat or de-emphasized
Full band or speech band
Sub-audible band only
Filters can be applied independently to each of the input sources
±2.5KHz (NB), ±5KHz (WB)
|Transmit Power Rating||
100W Continuous (programmable from 10W to 100W)
50W Continuous (programmable from 5W to 50W)
5W Continuous (programmable from 1W to 5W)
|FM Hum and Noise||-50dB (NB), 55dB (WB)||-50dB (NB), 55dB (WB)|
-36dBm to 1GHz
-20dBm to 9GHz
|Spurious Responses||greater than 100dB|
|Intermodulation||80dB (NB), 85dB (WB)||80dB (NB), 85dB (WB)|
|Selectivity||85dB (NB), 90dB (WB)||79dB (NB), 84dB (WB)|
|Ultimate Signal to Noise||45dB (NB), 53dB (WB)||43dB (NB), 47dB (WB)|
*Power consumption is dependent on the status of the licensed power save software features and the selected settings for Tx key time, Rx cycling.
**Transmit tests without fans operating.
All parameters are measured in accordance with TIA/EIA 603 procedures unless otherwise specified.
TB8100 – Overview
The TB8100 is a high performance base station/repeater designed to cope with the harshest of operational environments. Ideal for any application from a simple conventional repeater to advanced TaitNet Quasi Sync and MPT 1327 trunked systems. Featuring remote monitoring and configuration as well as a powerful local control application it is available in 5, 50 and 100W configurations in a range of popular frequency bands.
Tait has installed a system for us which has proved economic to MainPower both now and over the longer term. They’ve done it in a professional manner and it’s given us assurance that there is an upgrade path for more technology as we go along.Peter Hurford, MainPower
* Advanced Profiles option required
With many remote monitoring options, the TB8100 is ideal for isolated sites. Users can manage more than 150 parameters remotely with TB8100 Service Kit software.
Monitor your entire network from a central location with the TB8100 alarm reporting option. This means you do not need to manually connect to each base station/repeater to check it, minimizing maintenance time and costs.
Specified to operate continuously at full power, at up to 15,000ft (4,572m) and as high as 140°F (60°C) in temperature. Large heatsinks mean that no spacing is required between base stations/repeaters.
Outstanding specifications for selectivity, sensitivity and adjacent channel interference make the TB8100 ideal for use in high-noise environments.
The advanced profiles option gives you precise control over your channel configuration and access to the most advanced base station/repeater features.
Utilizing the same reliable software-based platform that has made the TB9100 industry leaders, the lightweight analog and digital transportable repeaters are packaged in ruggedized cases. The transportable repeater includes a lightning arrester and the pelican case is available in multiple colors to suit the application.
To enhance the functionality and servicing of the TB8100 base station/repeater, there are a number of accessories and options available from Tait.
Such accessories and options include:
A microphone is required for test transmissions. Plugs into the user interface on the front panel. The microphone can be configured to transmit over the air or as line audio.
E&M Applications Board Provides TaitNet and E&M signaling together on a 25-way D-range.
Paging Interface Board The paging applications board makes it possible for the TB8100 to be used in POCSAG paging applications at 512, 1200 and 2400 baud. Modem or delay line operation is not provided, but the TBA101B is designed to interface to paging controllers with these functions.
Software licenses for the TB8100 are used to enable advanced features of the base station/repeater. Licenses are applied on a per-feature and per-reciter basis. The TB8100 has a range of powerful capabilities, but some of them are only available with a software license. Tait's software licensing system means that you can select and pay for those features that you need rather than buying a base station/repeater that has many features you may not use. This gives you much more flexibility because additional features can be added simply by upgrading the software. You can either order a TB8100 with the features you need already licensed or obtain license keys later on. (The base station/repeater already has these feature sets but it needs license keys to enable them.)
Change-Over Module The TB8100 Change-over module provides automated failure protection for the Tait TB8100 series of base station/repeater equipment. The module provides the physical change-over mechanics, interfaces to external alarm components and termination points for remote audio connections.
Installation kits contain all the parts for the fitting and interconnecting of the coaxial relay, monitor module and power splitter. The kit includes the coaxial relay, but not the frequency dependent items such as the power splitter.
Tone Remote Available in single and dual configurations.
Features include alarm monitoring, voting tone generation and simple high-site control.
The tone remote interfaces either a 2-wire or 4-wire leased circuit to the TB8100 base station/repeater, and so enables a dispatch console/desktop controller to control and monitor a remote base station/repeater. The tone remote module is a 2U subrack designed to fit into a standard 19 inch rack. A simple 25-way cable provides all the connections, including DC power from each TB8100 reciter to each module.
Asynchronous Port Switches Asynchronous port switches allow a single phone line to support up to 31 TB8100 base stations/repeaters (one port is required for connection to local control). This enables service kit access, remote access, monitoring and diagnostics, and automatic dial out to an alarm centre from any one of the connected base stations/repeaters.
Coax Relay Assemblies Coaxial/antenna relay with fittings and mounting brackets available for the TB8100 as standard and with a tone remote module.
Programming Kit The programming kit contains the service kit, CD and cable.
Programming Cable The programming cable is available separately.
Calibration Test Unit The TB8100 calibration test unit is required for system re-tuning and extremely useful for system test and run-up, especially when commissioning new configurations, and running radio diagnostics.
The calibration test unit comes complete with the necessary cables.
Tool Kit Includes: