Leading the pack with the largest DMR Tier 3 systems in the world
Tait continues to expand our global reach of the DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) Tier 3 technology solution with contract signings across the globe.

Alliant Energy (USA), Transport for London (UK), Talquin Electric (USA), Vertel (Australia), and TeamTalk (NZ) have all called on Tait to provide reliable, interoperable, mission critical radio communication systems to support their operations.

Tait designs and builds proven DMR Tier 3 trunked networks that critical industries around the world rely on for... Continue Reading

The Boxborough Police and Fire Departments look after the City of Boxborough, a small town of about 5,000 people in Massachusetts, USA. They provide 24/7 police and fire coverage with the Police Force providing 13 full-time officers, and the Fire Department 29 firefighters.

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“Now we have effective coordination across the whole site, which means a massive improvement in health and safety preparedness.”
Mitch King – Food and Beverage Manager
The Hobbiton Movie Set is one of New Zealand’s must-see tourist attractions, with iconic sets that featured in the Peter Jackson directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy films. Occupying 12 acres in the midst of a working farm, and with over 200 staff members, the set sees up to 3,000 visitors a day in peak season. Fully guided tours take staff and visitors all over the site, often out of range of cellphone coverage.

Source: Hobbiton Movie Set

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Tait has over 47 years experience in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing critical communications. In that time, we’ve worked with customers of all shapes in sizes around the globe.

Many of these customers have shared their story on the Tait Clients page. You can view all of these stories yourself and filter by location, industry, or technology.

You may not have time to peruse our extensive list of case studies, however. If you just want a quick overview of who we are and who we serve, then you’ll love this new video:

It briefly introduces Tait as a company, with... Continue Reading

Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games Marathon, the Christchurch Marathon, established in 1981, had been a highlight on the South Island calendar for more than 30 years. However, when a devastating earthquake struck the city in 2011, the marathon was a part of city life that seemed lost for good.

In order to get the popular event back on its feet, organizers called on local firm Outback Communications to ensure the experience and equipment was available to keep communications for the sprawling event coming through loud and clear.

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With a population of approximately 140,000 people over 5,029 square kilometers, Gippsland Water provides water services to nearly 65,000 properties and wastewater services to around 58,000 properties including the dairy, energy, and pulp and paper industries.

When faced with an upgrade of their 15 year old Tait Communications equipment, they turned to CommSite, their maintenance contractor, to provide them with a solution that would enable them to continue delivering reliable, high-quality water, wastewater and waste recovery services to their domestic... Continue Reading

One of Tait’s largest and longest-standing partners in New Zealand is Auckland-based Skycom, which began nearly 20 years ago after being purchased directly from Sir Angus Tait.

Over the last decade, Skycom has offered repeater network coverage to customers off a single-site system on the iconic Auckland Sky Tower, but last year the company expanded its service with a new Tait DMR Tier 3 network covering the entire Auckland region.

One of the key design features of the new network is that it is managed by a central control component called a Node Controller,... Continue Reading

The City of Lexington is located in the central part of Kentucky and serves a population of 300,000 people. Their airport also services about 500,000 passengers a year.

Both the city and the airport partnered together to upgrade their communication system to an Airbus DS (formerly Cassidian) 800MHz P25 trunked system with 550 Tait TP9155/9160 portable radios and 250 TM9155 mobile radios.

The primary driver for choosing Tait and Airbus DS was their adherence to open-standards. The City of Lexington and the Bluegrass Airport both had bad experiences in the past with proprietary technology. Continue Reading

Anglo American’s Capcoal operates one underground mine (Grasstree), two open-cut mines (Lake Lindsay and Oak Park) and additional surface operations across the original Capcoal German Creek and German Creek-East sites, in the heart of the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia.

Capcoal’s operation covers 34,085 hectares (131.60 square miles) and annually produces in approximately 8.5 Mt (million tons) of prime quality hard coking coal and PCI coal.
Situation
Expansion of the Capcoal mines and topographical changes to the lease drove the need... Continue Reading

Rio Tinto Coal Australia manages the Bengalla Mining Company on behalf of Coal and Allied and other Joint Venture Partners.

Situated in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, the mine has operated since 1998.

The Setting
The Bengalla Mining Company required an upgrade of their radio communication system. The previous system created a number of frustrations for the mine’s growing operations, the most prominent being communication black spots.

For an open pit operation, the landscape is continually changing with spoil dumps created from the mining... Continue Reading