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

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

Great news everyone! The Tait Radio Academy has launched another new course: Introduction to Intrinsically Safe Radios.

A number of different standards worldwide help guide manufacturers, purchasers and users in the design, manufacture, selection and operation of IS radios. This course will help you to interpret these standards, based on their location in the world, and the environment under which the IS radios will be used.

The course contains 7 different videos, all taught by Stuart Colsell, a Senior Systems Engineer at Tait... Continue Reading

Previously on this blog, we have discussed what Intrinsically Safe radios are and how they work.

This week, we present two new Intrinsically Safe portables by Tait, the TP9361 and TP9461, designed for maximum safety in the field and enhanced usability. These portables are engineered to operate safely in hazardous environments, ensuring your people have communications they can depend on while they get the job done.
Key Features of TP9361 – Intrinsically Safe DMR Portable

  • Intrinsically Safe portable designed to meet stringent International... Continue Reading

Tait has released an exciting new system with TaitNet Analog Simulcast IP (AS-IP).

Labelled as “the best migration path in town”, AS-IP offers an easy upgrade path for customers who want an analog system today, but who may wish to consider a future migration to P25 standards. Customers with existing analog products are able to retain their hardware and related simulcast software, and need only activate additional feature licenses to become fully P25-capable.

Due to TaitNet Analog Simulcast IP’s simple upgrade path and outstanding... Continue Reading