One of the more popular safety features on the Tait TP9300 and TP9400 portables is Man Down. This feature takes advantage of an accelerometer in the portable radio. This means that if someone falls and gets hurt, and for whatever reason can’t call for help themselves, dispatch will automatically receive notification. Response time will improve dramatically and can even save lives.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to get the most out of your Man Down worker safety feature.
Minimize False Alarms
Man Down alerts typically occur because of... Continue Reading

This is the first in a series of articles we’ll present 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.
Migrating from Analog to P25

If your department is using an analog or Analog Simulcast over IP radio network, you’ll already be familiar with the benefits those systems offer. One of the greatest strengths about Tait analog systems is how easy we make migration to a more feature rich P25 network, as the needs of your... 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

Our series of Tait Radio Academy lessons on P25 continues, this time focusing on services and features. This course is taught by Andrew McTaggart, a Customer Support Engineering Specialist at Tait Communications. Prior to that, he was a product trainer on P25 digital radio communications equipment.

P25 offers a wide range of key services and features to meet the needs of public safety agencies. Some of the basic features P25 provide are:

  • Group voice calls
  • Unit-to-unit or individual calling
  • Emergency call priority
  • Talking party identification
  • Radio... 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

When it comes to linking solutions for your DMR or P25 network, do you find yourself asking the following questions? “What throughput is required – voice and data?” “Can I mix and match solutions for my network?” “What is the right choice now, and will this continue to be the right choice for my organisation in 10 years, 15 years, 20 years?”

There are so many linking solutions you can consider – Fiber, microwave or narrowband radio linking. Lisa van Vuuren,  Sales and Marketing Coordinator at MimoMax, gives us the lowdown on what the... Continue Reading

We’re often asked, “What are the benefits of P25?”

Every type of radio system has different pros and cons, so it depends on what you’re comparing to P25. Therefore we have put together a list of some of the benefits of P25. These will help you compare P25, either with your existing radio system or other technologies that you are considering. To learn more about each benefit, watch the video below or visit the Benefits of P25 page of the Tait Radio Academy.

  1. Open Standards
  2. Price Competition
  3. Migration Path
  4. Frequency Efficient
  5. Frequency Re-Use
  6. Digital Radio Standard
  7. Encryption
  8. P25... 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

We have a new series of lessons coming from the Tait Radio Academy. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing videos and topics from the Introduction to P25 course. This course is taught by Andrew McTaggart, a Customer Support Engineering Specialist at Tait Communications. Prior to that, he was a product trainer on P25 digital radio communications equipment.

Since 1935, APCO International have run a series of projects aimed at solving unique problems telecommunications professionals encounter. Project 25 concerns the development of a standard for digital radio equipment embracing the public... Continue Reading