One of the more popular safety features on the Tait TP9300 and TP9400 portables is Man Down. This feature takes advantage of an accelerometer in the portable radio. This means that if someone falls and gets hurt, and for whatever reason can’t call for help themselves, dispatch will automatically receive notification. Response time will improve dramatically and can even save lives.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to get the most out of your Man Down worker safety feature.
Minimize False Alarms
Man Down alerts typically occur because of... Continue Reading
Omnitronics is one of our valued members of our Tait Technology Partner Program. They are a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of mission critical communication systems. Their products and solutions align and integrate seamlessly with Tait products and solutions, so we are excited to feature some of the innovation and thought leadership they offer to benefit your organization. Read on for some highlights.
Communication is key in field-based operations. The ability of... Continue Reading
In dangerous working environments, safety is not only a priority — it’s a requirement. When sending workers into hazardous areas, excellent communications are key to ensuring they remain safe. But the right communications can do more than just improve worker safety; they can also vastly increase efficiency, leading to greater return on investment for your organization.
Below are the challenges that workers in hazardous areas face and the recommended solutions that you may consider for your organization:
1) Challenge: Volatile... Continue Reading
This is the second in a series of articles we’ll be presenting on migrating from legacy radio networks to more modern technology, the advantages they can offer your organization and how Tait solutions can make it a simple process.
To view Part 1, go to Analog to P25 migration process.
Migrating from Analog to DMR
Many organizations continue to use old analog or MPT radio networks simply because they’re familiar and trusted, despite the range of great features offered by modern digital radio. Fortunately, the path to upgrade from analog to DMR... Continue Reading
This is the first in a series of articles we’ll present on migrating from legacy radio networks to more modern technology, the advantages they can offer your organization and how Tait solutions can make it a simple process.
Migrating from Analog to P25
If your department is using an analog or Analog Simulcast over IP radio network, you’ll already be familiar with the benefits those systems offer. One of the greatest strengths about Tait analog systems is how easy we make migration to a more feature rich P25 network, as the needs of your... Continue Reading
On our Tait Radio Academy LinkedIn group, one of our members asked:
Is there a standard classification for systems as mission or business critical?
What are the criteria that determine such thing? Is DMR tier III mission critical?
ANSWER: The term “Mission” or “Business” does not change the meaning of the term “Critical.” It’s more about market designation rather than system performance and reliability.
Critical for Tait is more about the design approach we have for both the components of the system and the system as a whole.
The Tait architecture... Continue Reading
The equipment your workers use, how it is maintained, and when it is upgraded will determine the degree of communications resilience your organization has, as well as the return on your communications investment.
Buying new gear? Here’s a guide to what you need to think about to keep it working reliably, no matter what.
1) CHOOSING THE RIGHT HARDWARE
Considering high-level failure scenarios will help you determine how durable your hardware needs to be. Common hardware solutions that increase the strength of your system include back-up power sources,... Continue Reading
Our series of Tait Radio Academy lessons on P25 continues, this time focusing on services and features. This course is taught by Andrew McTaggart, a Customer Support Engineering Specialist at Tait Communications. Prior to that, he was a product trainer on P25 digital radio communications equipment.
P25 offers a wide range of key services and features to meet the needs of public safety agencies. Some of the basic features P25 provide are:
- Group voice calls
- Unit-to-unit or individual calling
- Emergency call priority
- Talking party identification
- Radio... Continue Reading
Talquin Electric Cooperative, based in Quincy, Florida, was looking to replace their 30-year old narrow banded system. Their old system was no longer reliable, the channels had too much static that render them mostly underutilized.
The Cooperative covers 2,600 square miles that serves 4 counties in Northwest Florida. They work in water, waste water and electric. They need a new system that is reliable and has great coverage.
According to Dane Clemons, Director of Technology who emphasized the need for reliable communications:
“We need to be... Continue Reading
Last week Tait attended the APCO 2016 conference. We had a busy booth, with lots of interest in our solutions and the new North American partnership with Harris Corporation. Since you may not have been able to attend the show, here is a recap of our booth spaces:
Harris · Tait | More Choices
Tait has partnered with Harris to offer our customers more choices in North America. The complete product and solution portfolio, now available through Harris, is quite extensive! The video gives a small taste of what’s to come from this exciting new agreement.