Quitman Fire District are the local fire department for Quitman, a small village located in the northwest corner of Jackson Parish, in the state of Louisiana, USA. The Fire Chief and 30 volunteers are responsible for the village’s firefighting, EMS, rescue calls, and fire prevention education.

The fire district had been operating on an old short range radio network, but found this to be unreliable. Read on to learn about the much improved Tait solution they’ve adopted. Continue Reading

Tait has a long history of working with Utility customers – both large and small – around the world. Regardless of size, we work together with them to find the best-fit solution for their needs.

Although large Utility customers like Alliant Energy tend to get more press, Tait can also provide solutions to small and medium sized Utilities. In the words of those customers, here are 8 reasons Utilities are choosing Tait for their critical communications solutions.
1. Resilience during storms
Having a resilient grid is vital for any Utility company. To maintain its resiliency,... Continue Reading

Tait Communications has been chosen by Transport for London (TfL) to replace the British capital city’s bus radio communications system with a new digital mobile radio system.

The agreement will see Christchurch-headquartered Tait Communications manufacture and replace both the communications infrastructure providing coverage across Greater London and the terminal equipment on London’s fleet of almost 10,000 buses. The contract was signed in London on March 23rd at an event hosted by New Zealand’s High Commissioner, His Excellency the Rt... Continue Reading

TeamTalk to ensure continuity of resilient communications by partnering with Tait Communications.
TeamTalk Limited, the publicly listed telecommunications services provider, who are the largest provider of commercial mobile radio communications services and solutions throughout New Zealand, today announced that it has selected Christchurch-headquartered Tait Communications to supply and build its new nationwide Tier III Digital Mobile Radio network. Continue Reading

2017 has been another busy year at Tait, and as always we’ve aspired to bring you informative, interesting and valuable content. With a wide range of topics through the year, we’ve seen our subject matter broaden from traditional radio to multi-bearer communications solutions! Take a look below at our Top 5 most popular blogs published in 2017.

1. Tait Foundation – Brooke Collis of St John
The Tait Foundation supports efforts to help ambulance officers gain higher qualifications and skills.  Hear Brooke’s story, and find out what she dreams of achieving with her study in Health... Continue Reading

Alliant Energy has successfully completed its transition to a Tait Communications digital mobile radio (DMR Tier 3) system covering its 54,000 square mile service area in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Alliant Energy employs 4,000 staff members and supplies nearly one million electric and more than 400,000 natural gas customers. The organization has a strategic focus on optimization – providing reliable service to customers through continued modernization of the power grid and other crucial infrastructure. Continue Reading

Congratulations Emirates Team New Zealand on a landmark America’s Cup win!

With a young crew led by Olympic gold medalist Peter Burling, Team New Zealand began the America’s Cup match down a point as a challenger team, but the tide turned after an incredibly successful opening weekend, and they sailed their way to a stellar win this morning.

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“We chose DMR Tier 3 because the data capability matched our requirements and would allow us to migrate our existing analog voice traffic in the future. The digital system is also easily expandable to reflect on-going growth.”
Damien White, CEO – TasRail
Tasmanian Rail (TasRail) operates the main-line railways in the southern Australian state. It is a world-class, fully integrated short-haul rail freight business; owning and operating both the fixed track and infrastructure and the rolling stock. TasRail is owned by the Tasmania State... Continue Reading

“The Tait system is critical to worker safety”

A.J. O’Connor, TriMet Manager of Intelligent Transportation Systems
The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) is the sole provider of mass transit for the Portland Metro region of Oregon, U.S.A. With an average weekday ridership of about 322,000 passengers, they operate around a fleet of 1,426 vehicles, including light rail vehicles, buses, paratransit vehicles and a range of other vehicles for maintenance and field operation.

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“The radio system has helped improve our response times, which helps us better meet the needs of our community and our citizens that live here.”
Jonathan Haber, Chief of Police, City of Balch Springs
The City of Balch Springs is just outside of Dallas, Texas and they service a 9-square mile area. The Fire Department has 32 staff members and respond to fire calls, MVAs, motor vehicle accidents, and other similar calls. The Police Department has 39 sworn officers and a total of 60 employees and are committed to providing a safe and secure community.

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