IWCE 2018: Recap and Highlights

Tait recently attended the 2018 IWCE conference in Orlando, Florida. IWCE is one of the largest and most well-attended events in the critical communications world. It was a busy week filled with great people and conversations. We’ve put together a summary of our booth for those of you who attended and want more information, or if you couldn’t attend the event and want to see what you missed.

Tait Technology Partner Forum

Did you know that Tait works with technology partners from all over the globe? We had the chance to meet with many of them Tuesday night before IWCE. Nearly 100 people filled the room to hear from the Tait leadership team.

The main message of the meeting was the important role our technology partners play in providing solutions to our customers around the globe. Tait is working to redefine critical communications, and we believe the innovative solutions that our technology partners bring to the table are vital to us fulfilling our vision.

Tait CEO, Garry Diack, addresses the Technology Partner Forum

More Choices with Harris and Tait

The Tait booth was next door to the Harris booth for good reason. Harris Corp is our exclusive distributor in North America, and our combined portfolio provides more choices to our dealers and customers than ever before. From DMR Tier 2 solutions all the way to multiband P25 and LTE solutions, Harris and Tait have your critical communications needs covered. You can see and learn more about the Harris booth here.

Harris Booth IWCE

Visitors on the Tait booth and Harris booth

The Unify Portfolio

One of the most popular parts of the booth was about our UnifyVehicle and UnifyVoice solutions. We demonstrated several apps that are available today for UnifyVehicle, as well as explored some apps of the future. The Tait Remote App, for instance, allows users to use or control their mobile radio from their smartphone. This provides a lifeline for users who get hurt outside their vehicle, but also makes their job easier. Utility workers up bucket trucks or workers who step outside their vehicle for any reason can stay connected to their radio network and organization.

Exploring UnifyVehicle on the Tait booth

Utility Solutions

Many of our Utility customers are looking for more than a basic voice solution, and we can provide just that. Our DMR Tier 3 networks can run both voice and data applications, like SCADA and telemetry solution GridLink, and UnifyVehicle is bringing even more applications to the table. You can get a full picture of the Utility solution checking out our interactive Utility solution page.

 

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DMR Tier 2 Solutions

Not only does Tait offer world class DMR Tier 3 solutions, but we now also offer DMR Tier 2 solutions. Visitors were able to see the TB7300 base station, the quad mode TP9300, the Omnitronics RediTalk Flex Lite console, and even a sneak peek at a new Tier 2 portable coming out this summer. DMR Tier 2 is becoming an increasingly popular solution for schools, hotels, manufacturing facilities, small Utilities, and much more. Needless to say, there was a lot of interest in the new portable and we’re excited to release more information later in the year – stay tuned!

Tait DMR Tier 2 Solutions

EnableSuite

Also on the booth was our EnableSuite for managing radio networks. Many were excited to learn about the new cloud based option for EnableFleet, making the productivity tool more accessible for smaller organizations. EnableFleet provides a simple, straightforward, and single source of information for managing your radio fleet. Programming and firmware updates can also be done through OTAP. Our solution only sends the differences, meaning that updates are quicker to make, even over the air.

The Tait EnableSuite Demo

Solutions for Public Safety

Last but not least was our solutions for Public Safety. We were able to talk about both our AS-IP network and the P25 Conventional networks. The Tait Linear Simulcast Modulation is making waves all around the country for it’s excellent coverage and ease of installation. We’re getting more and more positive feedback from both dealers and customers and are excited about the future for this future-proof solution.

Lastly, we want to thank everyone who stopped by and said hello during IWCE! We have great partners and customers all over the world, and it’s always refreshing and exciting for us to see so many in one place. If you missed us at IWCE, you can visit us at UTC in May or APCO in August.

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