A group of Tait engineers had a chance to get hands-on with our equipment in real-life scenarios when one of their members who is a New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) volunteer brought their equipment into the Christchurch headquarters. The emergency response specialist taught them skills such as knots, rope work and techniques for lashing rescued people into stretchers to safely evacuate them from dangerous situations.

With their new training in hand, the engineers then geared up for a practice “mission” in which they had to locate victims, diagnose... Continue Reading

As we say hello to the new year, we’re taking a look back to bring you a list of our ten most popular blog posts for 2016. These include educational pieces from the Tait Radio Academy, thought-leading Connection articles, informational comparisons between a range of topics, and answers to frequently asked questions. In each post, you’ll find informative videos, white papers, guides, and other helpful information.

In case you missed any, check them out below!

  1. DMR versus dPMR comparison – Part 1
  2. Channel Sharing Explained: FDMA, TDMA and CDMA
  3. Advantages of DMR versus TETRA
  4. When and... Continue Reading

Tait Communications’ market-facing staff members from regional offices around the world have been at the company’s base in Christchurch, New Zealand, for the annual sales conference.

Tait global sales conference

The meeting gives our regional sales engineers, marketing and logistics officers and salespeople an opportunity to spend time with Tait’s engineers, product management and customer-service teams to learn about the latest solutions, products and service releases, what’s planned for release in coming months and to share information about the innovative ways our customers are... Continue Reading

Tait attended Comms Connect Melbourne last month, where we had team members on hand to chat with a wide range of users and industry experts about what’s happening in critical communications now, and what there is to look forward to in the future.

The Tait booth drew crowds with our UnifyVehicle demo, showcasing our platform solution that lets you supercharge the performance of your existing or new Tait mobile radio. UnifyVehicle enhances your communications by loading your mobile with more connectivity, computing power, and applications. Watch the Facebook Live... Continue Reading

bath-logo-200x200Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in existence. Today Bath Rugby is a professional rugby union club, competing in the Aviva Premiership. Bath’s home ground is the Recreation Ground (“The Rec”), a 14,509 capacity stadium in the centre of Bath.

When former All Blacks captain Todd Blackadder, one of the most highly regarded coaches in world rugby, was appointed Director of Rugby at Bath in July 2016 he wanted to commission a robust radio solution for the coaches and support teams. Continue Reading

Large cracks appear in the Fitzgerald Avenue bridge over the Avon River as a result of the recent earthquake. The bridge subsided more than 4 feet at 12.51 pm on the 22nd of February 2011. 20 March 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand.In the chaotic wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes (Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5) or earthquakes, communications are crucial to response and recovery efforts. Emergency response crews need to be confident that they have a reliable, resilient system to continue their communications and assist with rescue efforts.

So why do radios continue working during times when power has gone out and significant damage has been caused to the landscape? Radio networks hold several key features that make it the reliable... Continue Reading

Tait web surveyWe are currently in the processing of revamping our main website and would like to ask for your help. We would like to better understand how website users navigate online.

By completing this online survey, you will get the chance to win one of 3 NZ$100 gift cards*

banner2Carroll County is located in the state of Tennessee, USA. Covering an area of over 600 square miles, it has a population of over 28,000 people. The fire department consists of 170 volunteer firemen in 12 stations, while the Sheriff’s office has 23 sworn deputies. The agencies handle fire, traffic and emergency calls across the largely rural county.

The county’s emergency services were operating an analog radio network that had been in place for many years. Though it was simple and familiar to staff, the shortcomings in the system could no longer be ignored. Continue Reading

govhackA team of Tait software engineers has won an award at the GovHack NZ event, creating an application that uses public information to improve travel routes. Taking their name from Tait founder Sir Angus Tait, “Team Angus” consisted of Senior Design Engineers John Carter, Daniel Hughes and Alexander Zinovyev. Their award winning concept employed available public data from Google Maps, the Transport Agency and City Council to “give personalized information for a customer’s journey that makes the trip predictable, enjoyable and interesting.”

“We got involved... Continue Reading

Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L), an electric utility company in Kansas City, Missouri, has a reputation as one of the most reliable energy suppliers in the Midwest. After acquiring another utility company, KCP&L found themselves with an unreliable communications network comprised of three entirely separate radio systems. These systems covered different parts of their service area, but couldn’t communicate with one another.

With 850,000 customers to look after over 18,000 square miles, their current radio systems’ lack of... Continue Reading