A solution designed and supplied by Tait Communications is helping one of Australia’s major utilities companies keep its workforce connected and safe. Power and Water, a state government-owned business which supplies Australia’s Northern Territory with high-voltage electricity, water, and sewage networks, has selected Tait to upgrade its mobile workforce communications system. Continue Reading

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

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.
How Combining Location Services and Dispatch Improves Operations

Communication is key in field-based operations. The ability of... 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

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

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