With mine workers and heavy machinery operating in confined spaces, it takes constant vigilance and communication to ensure safe and profitable mining operations. Most mines can do without one of their production information systems for short periods, but when a site’s radio communications go down, everything must stop.
In South Africa recently, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook large parts of the country, causing one death and the evacuation of thousands of miners from the Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines in the North-West province.
The following is an article from the latest issue of Connection magazine. In this piece, we compare the benefits of digital radio to analog, dispelling some of the myths around migrating to a modern digital radio network.
All over the world, organizations continue to use legacy analog radio networks, despite the business and safety benefits afforded by digital radio. Sometimes, that is because of a perception that migrating is a painful process. It doesn’t need to be. Continue Reading
In this opinion piece from the latest issue of Connection magazine, System Designer Barry Crates tells us how Change Management is changing the game for technology design engineers.
Barry Crates, System Designer at Tait Communications
For years, System Designer Barry Crates has been immersed in the technology of radio communications networks, calculating system capacity, crafting specific solutions to client needs, and mapping customer requirements to the real-world challenges of system design. That is all essential,... Continue Reading
The following is an article from the latest issue of Connection magazine, a collection of educational and thought-leading articles focusing on critical communications, wireless and radio technology. In this piece, Will Dougan explores the enormous potential that greater connectivity and computing power is bringing to mobile radio.
The smart-phone revolutionized the way we think about cellular phones, with connectivity and applications. Now that revolution is coming to your mobile fleet.
No matter where in the world they operate, every utility is confronted by multiple business drivers competing for scarce resources and imposing change on their business environment. Utilities who have already begun the journey to modernization have discovered that, by changing the way they think and act, they can often satisfy multiple business objectives with a single investment. Continue Reading
It goes without saying that some jobs are riskier than others, and the 21st century has seen governments and regulators focus on mitigating some alarming statistics. In this article, Dr Jan Noordhof looks at who is most at risk, how the stats are trending, and why technology may well raise as many questions as it answers.
Most of us go to work confident that we won’t be killed or maimed on the job. We expect that our normal conditions of work will be safe and that risks in the event of an emergency will be managed in such a way as to minimize loss of life or... Continue Reading
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In this week’s lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we take a closer look at How to Connect. This process will look different depending on if you’re speaking on a conventional network or a trunked network.
We’re happy to announce the addition of a new course to the Tait Radio Academy. In this series of lessons we take a look at Best Practice for Radio Users. Even the most advanced communication technology is rendered useless by not knowing how to use it properly. This course focuses on end-user training for connecting and communicating clearly, safely, and efficiently on your radio. It’s a great course for users in all industries.
Our series of Tait Radio Academy lessons on P25 continues, this time looking at the difference between P25 Phase 1 and Phase2. 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.
A question commonly asked is, “What is the difference between P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2?”
One of the original goals of P25 was spectrum efficiency. The radio spectrum is a limited resource. There are only so many radio channels that can be licensed in a given area.