Electricity is something we often take for granted – until we lose it. Fortunately, there are great Utility companies all over the world who work tirelessly to ensure their grid stays online. Modern communications tools are one of the ways Utility companies can ensure a resilient grid for everyone they serve.

Without the steady flow of electricity that Utilities companies provide, our modern world quickly falls apart. Public transportation grinds to a halt, hospitals lose the ability to treat and monitor patients, computers, ATMs, and electronic payment systems stop working.... Continue Reading

We’re very happy to announce the latest issue of Connection Magazine is released! In the much anticipated 9th issue we dive deeper into the future of emergency communications in the US, discover new trends in the fast-paced technology environment, learn about ongoing issues in the mining industry – and much more! Continue Reading

With major investments in infrastructure expected to last 15-20 years, communications networks are now having to support a range of both new and legacy applications, various network connections, IP, etc that they were never designed to support – all with mounting additional costs.

You may already know that with a simple upgrade from mobile radio that supports familiar, business-as-usual practices, Tait Unified Vehicle creates a network of networks – LMR, LTE, and WiFi – that ensures urgent calls always get through.  In addition to... Continue Reading

Connection magazine sat down with Tait Manufacturing Engineering Manager Dean Mischewski to discuss how Tait switched to Lead-Free infrastructure assembly. Dean explains the process:

Lead is extremely toxic to humans – prolonged exposure can cause serious problems to your central nervous system, so it isn’t something we want to be handling unnecessarily. Unfortunately, it’s been used in electronic components for years, particularly in solder. So there is wide concern about how much lead the disposal of these devices might introduce to... Continue Reading

Leading the pack with the largest DMR Tier 3 systems in the world
Tait continues to expand our global reach of the DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) Tier 3 technology solution with contract signings across the globe.

Alliant Energy (USA), Transport for London (UK), Talquin Electric (USA), Vertel (Australia), and TeamTalk (NZ) 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... Continue Reading

Independent communications consultant Dr Jan Noordhof discusses the future of communications in the Mining industry.
As the scope of the industry’s communications requirements increase, many mines employ an expanding, but disparate mix of technologies. Over many decades, mines have employed phones, bell signalling, leaky feeder systems, through-the-earth communications, VOIP, WiFi, RFID, and cellular to name a few.

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The Boxborough Police and Fire Departments look after the City of Boxborough, a small town of about 5,000 people in Massachusetts, USA. They provide 24/7 police and fire coverage with the Police Force providing 13 full-time officers, and the Fire Department 29 firefighters.

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From Florida, USA, to Hohenfels, Germany, Tait Tough solutions have once proven that they can stand up to the challenge of rugged environments. Read on to learn about how installing a new Tait P25 network and upgrading from analog to Tait trunked DMR has benefited the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) and the US Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC).

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One of the things I love about working at Tait is the organization’s emphasis on supporting the next generation of technical leadership. For years we have sponsored and supported organizations like the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury or the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA).

As one generation of tech talent retires, it is always important to bring in fresh talent and new ideas to ensure the industry continues to grow in positive ways. Not only that, it’s important that the... Continue Reading

We’ve been working hard on a new issue of Connection magazine – coming soon – and we’re excited to give you a sneak peak at one of the latest articles below!
Imagine if different versions of WiFi were not backwards compatible, and you needed a different WiFi adapter to connect your smart devices or laptops in different locations. Tait’s UK-based General Manager – Transport, Jamie Bishop, shares the current state of play in Public Transport IT standards, and the benefits that ITxPT will be bringing to the Public Transport sector.

Standards are a key part of... Continue Reading