Top 8 Advantages of the Radio Activity Kairos Repeater

The Kairos repeater from Radio Activity is an exceptionally innovative, compact and fully featured professional radio solution. Discover 8 key advantages of the Kairos, typical configurations and fantastic use cases.

8 reasons to choose the Kairos repeater

  1. Superior coverage and reception: With software receiver diversity, Kairos automatically performs complex signal processing to select the best possible received signal, even reflected signals. Using this in-built process, received signals are significantly improved, resulting in superior portable radio coverage. 
  2. Simulcast and roaming capabilities: Running simulcast, Kairos provides a great solution for areas where licences are difficult to come by. Covering a wide area with a single-channel licence not only saves money but also provides the end user with an improved and simplified operation with automated roaming between repeater sites. 
  3. IP and RF Linking: Connecting Kairos repeaters in a multi-site system couldn’t be simpler because Kairos repeaters include IP linking as standard. Where an IP network isn’t available, Kairos can also be RF-linked making this product ideal for long or challenging link paths.
  4. It’s compact and tough: Kairos is incredibly compact (roughly the size of a small tablet), lightweight and rugged. It has been used in many transportable applications including outside broadcast where small size and low weight are critical.
  5. True multi-mode operation (analogue and digital): The Kairos repeater is a versatile multi-mode device that can operate in analogue, DMR Tier 2, Tier 3 and paging, switching between modes based on the incoming signal. This makes it a cost-effective solution for customers looking to gradually migrate their existing communication network from analogue to digital.
  6. Very low power: Kairos has the added benefit of very low power consumption making it particularly useful in remote sites relying on battery or a solar power source.
  7. Powerful remote control and monitoring: Kairos’ remote monitoring and configuration tool speeds up setup and maintenance operations and enables secure software upgrades to be performed without the need for a site visit.
  8. Open standards-based: Kairos supports open standards and is compatible with radios from most major manufacturers including Tait and Hytera.

Typical configurations

  • Analogue/ DMR dual timeslot fixed base station
  • Redundant 1+1 Hot Standby base stations
  • Multisite IP-linked network
  • RF-linked base station

Example Kairos repeater use cases

  • Applications where channel licensing is problematic
  • Large scale, short-term events where portability, flexibility and reliability are key
  • Remote and off-grid sites
  • Linking sites with long and challenging link paths
  • Other mobile applications e.g. broadcasting
  • Tunnel projects where simulcasting allows for continuous roaming without any channel changes

Want to discuss how the Kairos repeater could work for your situation? Contact Logic or find your local Logic Dealer today.