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.
It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but as we get ready to welcome 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of our most popular blog posts throughout 2017. We love bringing you valuable, educational, and interesting content, so have a look below at what many of our readers have found most useful over the past year.
There are undoubtedly some very strong reasons why mission critical organizations should migrate to P25, but the many options can make it difficult to know which route to go. In this article, Tait Architectural Design Engineer Steve Penny discusses the differences between these standards, helping you to decide what’s right for your organization. Continue Reading
This is the second in a series of articles we’ll be presenting on migrating from legacy radio networks to more modern technology, the advantages they can offer your organization and how Tait solutions can make it a simple process.
To view Part 1, go to Analog to P25 migration process.
Migrating from Analog to DMR
Many organizations continue to use old analog or MPT radio networks simply because they’re familiar and trusted, despite the range of great features offered by modern digital radio. Fortunately, the path to upgrade from analog to DMR... Continue Reading
The equipment your workers use, how it is maintained, and when it is upgraded will determine the degree of communications resilience your organization has, as well as the return on your communications investment.
Buying new gear? Here’s a guide to what you need to think about to keep it working reliably, no matter what.
1) CHOOSING THE RIGHT HARDWARE
Considering high-level failure scenarios will help you determine how durable your hardware needs to be. Common hardware solutions that increase the strength of your system include back-up power sources,... Continue Reading
Madison County Fire had issues with redundancy and coverage. Since they provide fire protection to the entire county and also manage first responder calls for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other organizations, their network had to be reliable. A solution has to be found.
Madison County Fire provides protection to the Tennessee county that covers 540 square miles. Part of their responsibility also included managing the first responder calls for EMS and other organizations. In the last year, they ran about 1200 calls and... Continue Reading
We have an exciting new launch video for our Analog Simulcast over IP (AS-IP) solution. Watch below to learn why and how we designed this solution, and the many benefits it can provide for our US Public Safety Customers.
Tait Analog Simulcast over IP is the perfect voice and paging over IP system. It’s cost-effective implementation, voting and simulcast integration, and fleet synchronization abilities make this the most reliable and robust AS-IP solution today.
Better yet, the Tait AS-IP hardware is capable of P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2. So, if in a few years you decide to... Continue Reading
PERSPECTIVE: Here’s a light-hearted look at the serious world of communications for the police officers, utilities crews, emergency medical people, fire crews and many others who keep our civilization up and running. John Carter, Senior Design Engineer at Tait, advocates for these day-to-day heroes. He dons a virtual hard-hat/helmet/cap as he helps to develop new ways to bring them information – simply, seamlessly and without impacting on their duties
Whatever industry or sector they are involved in, these are the people who operate the core systems that hold our civilization... Continue Reading
The Conducted Emissions performance of a transmitter is basically the ratio in dB of how far down any unwanted outputs are with respect to the wanted signal at the antenna connector.
As we have seen previously, unwanted frequencies can be present on the output of the transmitter for a number of reasons. Noise on DC Power supplies is one reason, but by far the most common and strongest unwanted products are the harmonics produced by the Transmitter itself. Harmonics are simply integer multiples of the wanted frequency, and are produced because the... Continue Reading
Did you know that Tait offers a large range of colored portable radios? It happens to be one of our favorite safety features. It is a simple thing, but it can provide several benefits to mission critical organizations:
1. Easy Identification
For large organizations with multiple portable fleets operating at any given time, you can help ensure users grab the correct radio for each scenario by giving them color codes. Need to connect with a specific work group? Grab the red one. Need to communicate with a unique Talk Group? Grab an orange radio. If your fleet requires multiple configurations or... Continue Reading