Phil Glen being fitted with the Tait Biolink harness
On Saturday, May 17, more than 700 fire fighters from New Zealand, Australia and the USA climbed the 1,103 steps to the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower in full fire fighting kit weighing 25kg.
This was the 10th anniversary of the event and to mark the occasion, the fire fighters set themselves the challenge of raising $1M for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer (LBC).
All across New Zealand, fire fighters did amazing things to raise money for their cause. The Auckland Airport fire fighters climbed the equivalent of Mt Everest (8,848... Continue Reading
We’ve talked about the dangers of getting locked into the wrong P25 solution before. And yet, we still hear about people getting tangled in the proprietary web some vendors weave.
Genuine open standards are non-proprietary, so you are never under the control of one vendor. Choosing open standards will increase your choice of certified vendors and bring down prices, improve technical quality, and avoid the risk of being locked into a sole supplier. Continue Reading
Panola County, Mississippi has recently implemented approximately 420 Tait P25 trunked TP9400 portables and TM9400 mobiles on the state-wide Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network (MSWIN) for county-wide and interoperable communications.
The radios have already been put to the test! Watch this video and see how a TP9435 performed after being accidentally dropped into the path of a local controlled burn! EL Campbell, Tait Project Coordinator for Public Safety, was on-site with Daniel Cole, Emergency Management Director for Panola County, and Ottis Anderson from Anderson Communications, after the incident and captured the results! Continue Reading
Credit: CFA Strategic Communications
Following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster in Victoria, Australia, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) sought to upgrade its state-wide critical communications system, prompted by recommendations from the Royal Commission.
With lives, communities and property at risk, choosing a new system was by no means an easy task. CFA chose a Tait P25 mission-critical communications solution to protect the safety of their people.
In the video below, Doug Booth, retired Project Director of the CFA Radio... Continue Reading
Join us at Milipol, Paris (19-22 November 2013) and PMRexpo, Cologne (26-28 November 2013) as we showcase our premier digital solutions for Mission Critical Communications.
These events represent the grand finalè of a busy and successful year that saw us exhibiting at tradeshows all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s been an awesome experience showcasing some of our innovative new applications including Tait BioLink (a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being), Tait GridLink (a system that provides... Continue Reading
Public safety agencies across North America choose Tait’s P25 Simulcast solutions – here’s why:
- 40% increase in cross-county coverage + digital encryption to foil drug gangs’ scanners
- Narrowband compliant and digital ready + 50% cross-county coverage increase
- Multi-agency secure solution with 90%+ coverage and 100% redudnancy
- Dead spots deleted and communities safer in a shared solution for the City and State Continue Reading
Or 1,103 steps, to be precise. Tough going, right?
Now imagine doing that wearing full firefighter’s kit — 55 extra pounds (25 kg) of helmet, fire-proof clothing and an oxygen tank.
Well, Tait Communications Design Engineer Tane Cambridge doesn’t have to imagine — he climbed every last lung-bursting, energy-sapping step during the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge, held this week in Auckland, New Zealand.
The annual event sees hundreds of firefighters from New Zealand, Australia and the US race to the top of the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern... Continue Reading
It’s not often that underwear makes the national TV news – but a vest that uses Bluetooth® to help save fire-fighter’s lives isn’t your usual news story.
Though it sounds like science fiction, there’s a vest that can monitor the heart rate, breathing rate, activity level and movement, core body temperature, stress levels and posture of anyone that wears it.
Not only that, but it can sound alerts when sudden changes in these measurements occur, give location information via GPS and is lightweight and machine washable! Continue Reading