Making Every Journey Matter
Transport agencies are under constant pressure to deliver growth in passenger numbers and ridership, promote greater staff and passenger safety, to develop new and improved services that enhance the customer experience, and to do this using the same or fewer resources. A key component to this is having the right unified communications system in place – one that provides the capacity to handle growing and diverse voice and critical communication needs, integrates and streamlines on board vehicle systems to improve operational efficiency and empowers the workforce, wherever they are, to deliver exceptional levels of customer service. Continue Reading

“Now we have effective coordination across the whole site, which means a massive improvement in health and safety preparedness.”
Mitch King – Food and Beverage Manager
The Hobbiton Movie Set is one of New Zealand’s must-see tourist attractions, with iconic sets that featured in the Peter Jackson directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy films. Occupying 12 acres in the midst of a working farm, and with over 200 staff members, the set sees up to 3,000 visitors a day in peak season. Fully guided tours take staff and visitors all over the site, often out of range of cellphone coverage.

Source: Hobbiton Movie Set

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Continuing with our series of videos exploring the top benefits of the Tait DMR family of products, today we take a look at Tait GridLink.

Top 5 Benefits of Distribution Automation and GridLink

The Tait GridLink Solution enables SCADA transmission and Distribution Automation over your DMR Tier 3 network. In this video, we’ll discuss three benefits of Distribution Automation, as well as two unique benefits that Tait GridLink brings to the table.
1. Save Costs through Efficiency Gains
So the first benefit of Distribution Automation is you can save costs... Continue Reading

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

On our Tait Radio Academy LinkedIn group, one of our members asked:
Is there a standard classification for systems as mission or business critical?

What are the criteria that determine such thing? Is DMR tier III mission critical?
ANSWER: The term “Mission” or “Business” does not change the meaning of the term “Critical.” It’s more about market designation rather than system performance and reliability.

Critical for Tait is more about the design approach we have for both the components of the system and the system as a whole.

The Tait architecture... Continue Reading

Harris Corporation and Tait Communications signed an exclusive agreement for Harris to become Tait’s exclusive distributor of P25 and DMR solutions in North America that covers 250 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

What does this mean for our customers?

“For prospective customers, it means a much more complete and comprehensive portfolio as it combines Harris’ Public Safety and Professional Communications PSPC) business and Tait’s product lines, dealer networks and direct sales capabilities” says Tait CEO Garry Diack.

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Tait is expanding the global reach of its DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) Tier 3 technology solution with contract signings in three key global markets.

Queensland Rail (Australia), Entropia Digital (UK and Europe) and Manitoba Hydro (Canada) have all called on Tait to provide reliable, interoperable, mission critical radio communication systems to support their operations.

Tait designs and builds proven DMR Tier 3 trunked networks that critical industries around the world rely on for safety, productivity and automation. Thanks to the open standards... Continue Reading

Philip Mullins, Solutions Marketing Manager, Tait Communications

Episode 3 of the Tait podcast is officially here. Today we talk with Philip Mullins, a senior solutions manager at Tait. Philip is passionate about Voice and Data networks and Utilities, so we asked him to cast some vision about the future of Critical Communications.  In this podcast, we discuss:

  • How a DMR Voice and Data network gives Utilities an “Innovation Platform” to optimize their business and improve productivity
  • The Tait passion to give our customers choice
  • How to respond to the cyber security... Continue Reading
Geoff Peck | Tait Communications

Chief Technical Architect Geoff Peck compares the performance of cellular and LMR for mission-critical comms, and concludes it’s not as simple as it seems.

There is ongoing debate on the topic of cellular versus LMR. Indeed, nothing seems better designed to polarize opinion. This article looks at the issue from where it matters: the end user.
The first thing you notice about the debate is the misinformation – it’s not easy to nail things down simply.
So let’s start with some important points of comparison.
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