Earlier this month the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) held their Annual Firefighter Stair Climb, an event which saw 650 firefighters “stepping up to fight depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and suicide”. These fit men and women donned 25kg of full firefighting kit, including breathing apparatus, before climbing the 28 floors of the Crown Metropol Hotel – essentially simulating the actions that a firefighter goes through when entering a burning high-rise building.

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We consistently hear that having rugged radios is essential for mission critical users. In fact, a recent survey found that durability was the most valued feature for Tait customers:

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To provide a simple introduction to the Tait DMR family of products, we’ve produced a series of videos each exploring the top benefits of various aspects of the solution. Today, we take a look at the Top 5 Benefits of the Tait DMR Base Stations, the TB7300 and the TB9300:

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The future of communications looks very different. Already, many agencies are using a range of wireless networks, as they increasingly rely on data. Undoubtedly this trend is set to continue, but with this additional choice comes confusion and it can be time consuming to keep up with the latest technology becoming available.

Unified Critical Communications (UCC) connects individual devices across PMR, LTE, and WiFi to create a seamless “network of networks”. While this provides a better solution than multiple individual networks, navigating the decision making process can often seem daunting. Continue Reading

This month, the Tait NZ team held their annual summit for the national dealer network in Queenstown, New Zealand. More than 80 attendees representing dealers from all over the country, staff from Tait Communications and Logic Wireless, as well as a handful of Tait Technology Partners, gathered in the beautiful adventure capital.

Senior Design Engineers Jeremy Campbell and Daniel Hughes presented live demonstrations of features like WiFi Over the Air Programming (OTAP) on Enable Fleet, geofencing on mobile radios, and a Satellite Worker Safety solution.

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Tait DMR is the first choice for digital Band III frequencies in the UK
In today’s world of congested spectrum, there are plenty of Band III (175-225MHz) frequencies available in the UK, suitable for campus and wide area applications, including major urban areas nationwide. Until now, your only choice for operation in these frequencies has been analogue.

Now, Tait can help you upgrade your Band III analogue system to DMR, with the first digital Band III offering on the market. Continue Reading

At Tait, we strive to design our products and solutions to endure, to continue providing our customers with the benefits and improvements they sought when choosing us in the first place. So when we hear customers are equally as happy with their Tait system years after installation as they were to start, we know we’ve succeeded. Years after their transition to a new Tait P25 system, one particular public safety agency in Washington state continues to have total confidence in their network. Continue Reading

Tait Communications (Tait) and MST Global (MST) are proud to announce FUSION Voice, a world-first for underground mining and tunneling communications. FUSION Voice offers an in-vehicle radio that can operate in VoIP mode from the underground WiFi network and, at the push of a button, operate via the UHF or VHF radio system that may be in place.

FUSION Voice is the result of a joint development project between Tait and MST, integrating MST’s communication-over-Wi-Fi expertise with the Tait UnifyVehicle platform to form one in-vehicle, push-to talk unit. FUSION Voice enables access to reliable, dedicated voice communication over WiFi networks from inside a vehicle.

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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.

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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