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Carroll 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
A 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
Just a decade ago, LMR was the only standard for critical communications. Communications technology has brought about new advancements as organizations around the world seek to understand how these will influence their communications. Tait VP (Solutions Marketing) Bruce Mazza explores what Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PTToC) means for mission critical organizations today and in the future.
PTToC allows users to replicate radio features like instant group communication with a simple button push. This smartphone application presents an opportunity... Continue Reading
Unsafe practices in the workplaces can cost both lives and money. As a follow-up to our last post, How to Optimize the Man Down Worker Safety Feature, we wanted to provide a real-life scenario to demonstrate how this communication solution works, and to illustrate the direct correlation between safety and efficiency.
In today’s increasingly safety-conscious world, most understand the role of radio in enabling voice communications. But did you also know that modern digital radio networks can also provide data applications that increase worker... Continue Reading
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