This white paper from Tait Communications focuses on the resource extraction industry, and how companies are harnessing the power of digital communications to address falling revenue and profits. Driven by today’s communications revolution, these companies are assessing their options for critical communications and how they can help grow their future business. Continue Reading
More than 1/3 of US Public Safety Agencies are choosing Simulcast networks. There are many benefits to Simulcast networks, including:
- Easier Operation – the radios just work everywhere
- Better coverage and capacity with existing frequencies
- The ability to reach your entire organization with a single call
- Expertly-designed Simulcast coverage can eliminate dead spots
How do simulcast networks operate? Essentially, simulcast (short for simultaneous broadcasting) means multiple base stations transmitting the same signal on the same frequency at the... Continue Reading
Imagine you’ve just joined an organization that uses radios on a regular basis. You’re given a brand new radio, and a little bit of training on how to use a radio microphone. When you go into the field, however, you find that people are having trouble understanding you.
Although this can sometimes be due to a poor quality product, more often than not it occurs because people don’t always use the radio microphone properly. Today we’re sharing a video from the Tait Radio Academy, titled “Microphone Manners – How to Use your Radio Microphone.” In the video, you’ll learn six simple... Continue Reading
Technological developments have brought automation, monitoring, and remote operation to the myriad systems our businesses, communities and nations rely on. But that same enhanced connectivity can also enable hostile groups or individuals to gain access, steal data, take control – or even shut down operations altogether. Any interruption has the potential to endanger lives and economies. Dr. Jan Noordhof gives us some serious food for thought. Continue Reading
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
Coverage prediction software models the propagation of radio waves, as part of the process of designing radio networks. It takes into account (among other things) distance from transmitters, variations in topography, the curvature of the earth and changes in atmospheric density at altitude. But it is only part of the story.
In this article, Tait coverage expert Stephen Bunting takes us beyond the mathematical theory, to explain how Coverage Verification Testing increases confidence in radio network coverage. Continue Reading
The following is an article from the latest issue of Connection magazine. In this piece, we take a look at how Location Services are a crucial asset for organizations both in daily operations and emergency situations.
Being able to track where key people and assets are at a moment’s notice is an important part of normal operations – and during emergencies it can mean the difference between life and death. Organizations must also ensure they plan ahead for different emergency scenarios.
When something goes wrong, every moment is crucial. Having a plan in place and knowing how to implement it creates confidence. Continue Reading
With mine workers and heavy machinery operating in confined spaces, it takes constant vigilance and communication to ensure safe and profitable mining operations. Most mines can do without one of their production information systems for short periods, but when a site’s radio communications go down, everything must stop.
In South Africa recently, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook large parts of the country, causing one death and the evacuation of thousands of miners from the Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines in the North-West province.
The following is an article from the latest issue of Connection magazine. In this piece, we compare the benefits of digital radio to analog, dispelling some of the myths around migrating to a modern digital radio network.
All over the world, organizations continue to use legacy analog radio networks, despite the business and safety benefits afforded by digital radio. Sometimes, that is because of a perception that migrating is a painful process. It doesn’t need to be. Continue Reading