You’ve heard about the benefits that Unified Critical Communications can offer you and your organization, but how exactly does this work? Continuing on with Lesson Four of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, we delve into what features make up a platform of Unified Critical Communications.

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Critical communications need to be available at all times, and that means wherever your workers are. In an increasingly connected world with rising demands for coverage, interoperability and connectivity, the ability to connect devices to multiple networks is becoming more and more important. 

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Tait manages the communications network of one of the largest transport authorities in the world, with over 2 billion journeys made in their network each year. To ensure high-reliability voice and data connections between all buses and dispatch and control centres, proactive monitoring and management of the communications networks is essential.

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Not all problems can be solved with standard solutions. Occasionally, a technical or environmental challenge means there is no off-the-shelf product that can give a customer the outcome they need. While other critical communications vendors might say “Sorry, we can’t help you”, at Tait, we see it as an opportunity for us to put our ingenuity to work.

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Contemporary portable radios are packed with features and options, so it can be hard to know which ones you need. It’s safe to say there’s one feature that is universally important: loud and clear audio. To make sure your voice communications can be heard, it’s crucial to select a portable radio with excellent audio quality.

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The ability to retrieve voice communications to recreate incidents is crucial for audits, forensic reviews, or valuable insights to your organization’s operations. Having clear information for post-incident analysis at your disposal ensures legal compliance and enables you to optimize safety and efficiency.

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Procuring a P25 network is a large project, with many crucial things to consider. Fortunately, you’re not on your own. Learn P25 Best Practice from 30 Industry experts with over 450 combined years experience. A comprehensive and authoritative guide to P25 radio.

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One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. Although its ability to transfer huge amounts of broadband data is revolutionary, can LTE ever replace LMR? In Lesson Three of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, Dr Jan Noordhof explores what exactly LTE is, the role it can play in mission critical communications, and where it sits among existing LMR technology.

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The trusty portable radio has been an indispensable piece of equipment for workers in a range of industries for decades. As technology advances, so have the features available in these devices. Today, there is an abundance of options, but what do they all mean, and what features should you look for in a portable radio? To help you make good decisions when selecting portable radios, we created a free guide, so you can be sure you choose the right radio to keep your team safe and connected.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide disruptions to the way we live and work. All around the world, organizations need to respond to the immense challenges the crisis presents, and find alternative ways of working to minimize the impact it has on operations. This article on a COVID-19 forced transition to a work-from-home environment was written and published on May 21, 2020 on LinkedIn by Dennis Buchanan, Telecommunications Technician II at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, who has kindly given his permission to republish it here.

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