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

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

Madison County Fire had issues with redundancy and coverage. Since they provide fire protection to the entire county and also manage first responder calls for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other organizations, their network had to be reliable. A solution has to be found.

Madison County Fire provides protection to the Tennessee county that covers 540 square miles. Part of their responsibility also included managing the first responder calls for EMS and other organizations. In the last year, they ran about 1200 calls and... Continue Reading

We have an exciting new launch video for our Analog Simulcast over IP (AS-IP) solution. Watch below to learn why and how we designed this solution, and the many benefits it can provide for our US Public Safety Customers.

Tait Analog Simulcast over IP is the perfect voice and paging over IP system. It’s cost-effective implementation, voting and simulcast integration, and fleet synchronization abilities make this the most reliable and robust AS-IP solution today.

Better yet, the Tait AS-IP hardware is capable of P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2. So, if in a few years you decide to... Continue Reading

PERSPECTIVE: Here’s a light-hearted look at the serious world of communications for the police officers, utilities crews, emergency medical people, fire crews and many others who keep our civilization up and running. John Carter, Senior Design Engineer at Tait, advocates for these day-to-day heroes. He dons a virtual hard-hat/helmet/cap as he helps to develop new ways to bring them information – simply, seamlessly and without impacting on their duties

Whatever industry or sector they are involved in, these are the people who operate the core systems that hold our civilization... Continue Reading

The Conducted Emissions performance of a transmitter is basically the ratio in dB of how far down any unwanted outputs are with respect to the wanted signal at the antenna connector.

As we have seen previously, unwanted frequencies can be present on the output of the transmitter for a number of reasons. Noise on DC Power supplies is one reason, but by far the most common and strongest unwanted products are the harmonics produced by the Transmitter itself. Harmonics are simply integer multiples of the wanted frequency, and are produced because the... Continue Reading

Did you know that Tait offers a large range of colored portable radios? It happens to be one of our favorite safety features. It is a simple thing, but it can provide several benefits to mission critical organizations:

1. Easy Identification
For large organizations with multiple portable fleets operating at any given time, you can help ensure users grab the correct radio for each scenario by giving them color codes. Need to connect with a specific work group? Grab the red one. Need to communicate with a unique Talk Group? Grab an orange radio. If your fleet requires multiple configurations or... Continue Reading

As discussed in our previous blog post, the Transient Adjacent Channel Power (TACP) is simply an extension of the ratio of the energy produced in the wanted and adjacent channels when the Transmitter is keyed up or down. In reality, the unwanted energy produced by the Transmitter doesn’t just spread into the adjacent channel, it also spreads out far beyond that point. Tx Noise, therefore, is a measure of the unwanted transmitted energy at some specified offset from the wanted frequency.

Eventually, as we go further and further away from the carrier, the... Continue Reading

Great news everyone! The Tait Radio Academy has launched another new course: Introduction to Intrinsically Safe Radios.

A number of different standards worldwide help guide manufacturers, purchasers and users in the design, manufacture, selection and operation of IS radios. This course will help you to interpret these standards, based on their location in the world, and the environment under which the IS radios will be used.

The course contains 7 different videos, all taught by Stuart Colsell, a Senior Systems Engineer at Tait... Continue Reading

Tait recently attended the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and had a very busy booth. Several products and solutions, both new and familiar, were demonstrated for those in attendance.

If you missed the show or wanted to spend more time on the booth, you’re in luck! We’ve collected the information and several demo videos and brought them all together, right here. Enjoy!
Analog Simulcast over IP
The new Tait Analog Simulcast over IP system was on display, and the TB9400 attracted attention after taking it’s front panel off to give people a closer look. Tait AS-IP networks... Continue Reading