Rick Seymour

Cabmaster Multicom Taxi Dataheads

You may like to read my Review of Taxi Booking Despatch systems

Following a request I’ve put together a list of radios that work with Cabmaster’s now aging radio dataheads. I’ve used two types of dataheads, Cabmaster’s own brand Multicom and Datex from Diplomat. They communicate with the HOST application via a radio repeater linked via a serial cable to the HOST server.

The datahead in the vehicle powered via the radio which is wired (usually) directly to the car battery and linked via a 15 pin cable.

Recommended radios

Each of the Icom radios listed requires a special data module to be installed which leaves a few inches of cable terminating in a 15 pin female connector

  • Icom F1010
  • Icom F510
  • Philips PRM80 (Only as a last resort)

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