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

migrationIf 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

Mission critical vs business critical communicationsOn 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.

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connection-blog-posts-tougher-commsThe 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

What-is-P25-600x600Our 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
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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 Harris at APCO2016

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.

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Sir Angus Tait, our company founder has always believed that we are here to ‘build lasting benefits for our clients and the communities in which we operate. Supporting events to group and organizations who are dedicated to ensuring safer and more resilient communities is one of the ways in which we could give something back to the community.

Throughout 2016 Tait is proud to support as sponsor the following community initiatives:

Afac2016AFAC 2016 Brisbane, 30 August – 2 September

  • Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Conference #AFAC16
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APCO 2016 is just a few days away, and we’re excited to see those of you who are attending. We wanted to give you a quick preview and the top 5 reasons you should visit Tait booth 753.

  1. Learn about the new partnership with Harris. We haven’t revealed a lot of details about the partnership yet, but if you visit our booth during APCO you’ll discover more about this partnership and how it will benefit you. We’ll show off the new look of our products, demonstrate interoperability, and more. A couple booths down from us, Harris will also show off the Tait products that are now available through this... Continue Reading

Harris Corporation and Tait Communications signed an exclusive agreement for Harris to become Tait’s exclusive distributor of P25 and DMR solutions in North America that covers 250 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

What does this mean for our customers?

“For prospective customers, it means a much more complete and comprehensive portfolio as it combines Harris’ Public Safety and Professional Communications PSPC) business and Tait’s product lines, dealer networks and direct sales capabilities” says Tait CEO Garry Diack.

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mission critical wirelessAt Tait, we are always looking for partners that could add value to the critical communications solution we can offer. Partnering with NEC Australia is a logical next step as it would allow us to offer reliable and cost-effective connectivity between remote sites in mission critical emergency services networks for voice and data services without compromising availability.

Craig Clapper, Global President for Solutions and Business Development for Tait Communications has this to say:

“Microwave backhaul is at the heart of any emergency service’s... Continue Reading