Sometimes, the nature of the terrain, the remoteness of the location or the sheer expanse of the area is too much even for the solid coverage of radio networks. In such cases, satellite communications can be an option, but with the myriad of satellite technologies out there, it can be hard to know where to start. In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of satellite.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Transport for London (TfL) had to quickly add more school buses to its fleet so school kids could adhere to social distancing regulations. To provide radio communications to the additional buses, TfL and Tait worked together on a quick response. Critical Communications Today writes about this award-winning PTToC solution in their May 2021 issue.
As modern communications technology grows ever more sophisticated, the range of skills and tools needed to manage these complex systems is becoming increasingly costly and time-consuming. This is why Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras chose to have the experts from Tait look after the monitoring, maintenance and performance reporting of their P25 radio network.
In an increasingly connected world, can critical industries stay on the public internet with the increasing risks? How can we ensure our data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? Cyber security has always been a hot topic, but recent high-profile hacks and ransomware attacks have reaffirmed the importance of protecting critical infrastructure with robust information security technologies.
In times where opportunities to be face-to-face with each other are rare, we need to get creative about communicating with our business partners. On May 12th and 13th, Tait Americas hosted their first ever Virtual Dealer Summit – an online event that presented dealers with the opportunity to reconnect with Tait staff and colleagues across the US and around the world.
On busy campuses, dangerous situations can escalate quickly, making robust communications solutions a necessity. The Tait Campus Security solution is designed specifically for security personnel at commercial and higher education facilities. Watch this video presentation to find out how the solution can keep everyone on campus safe and connected.
Originally designed to connect office computers into local area networks (or LANs), WiFi has become the go-to technology for short to medium-range wireless data communication and connection to the Internet. A WiFi network is inexpensive, easy to install, expandable, offers low latency (better than LMR), and excellent data rates. At first glance, they look ideal – but do WiFi networks really have what it takes to serve the needs of critical industries? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we discuss the pros and cons of WiFi.
Campus security personnel face challenging scenarios every single day. Events can happen quickly, and staff need to have technology close at hand that they can trust and rely upon. Communication is essential. The faster people can communicate, the quicker a situation can be de-escalated and resolved, keeping everyone on campus safe and secure.
For decades, land mobile radio (aka two-way radio) has been the mainstay of mobile critical communications. Used by millions worldwide in countless different conditions, constantly tested and refined, it has been the yardstick of success for critical communications, particularly in Public Safety. However, with broadband technologies such as WiFi, cellular and others becoming more and more prevalent, does LMR still hold its ground? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of LMR.
Advancing technologies are constantly enabling new ways to improve safety and efficiency for critical industries. To take advantage of these benefits, organizations need enhanced connectivity and applications specifically configured to support their operations and improve alerts and reporting. This is where mobile edge computing devices, like Tait Unified Vehicle, have a lot to offer.