2019 marks 50 years of Tait Communications helping customers stay safe and productive. The company was established in 1969 by Sir Angus Tait, who believed that strong research and a commitment to listening to customers would build a business that stands the test of time.
From the beginning, Tait has looked ahead. Innovations which help customers serve their communities are a cornerstone of the business. Sir Angus Tait, who was knighted for his services to industry, was continually challenging his employees to keep moving ahead. His saying “The best is yet to come” remains a fundamental value of Tait Communications.
Today we reflect on some of our favorite stories from 2019.
Much like the strata of rock visible in a mine, modern mining communications rest on layers of communications technologies, introduced over time to improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of mining operations.
Ground-breaking new technologies will continue to emerge, but earlier technologies continue to perform the function they were intended for, and do not necessarily become obsolete; indeed most remain relevant and are maintained, advanced and upgraded by manufacturers.
So, rather than the development of a single, ideal technology, the future... Continue Reading
Did you know that Tait mobiles and portables are now capable of automated location controlled behavior through GeoFencing? This is a powerful, unique capability that increases efficiency and worker safety – geographic areas and boundaries can be programmed for your Tait radio to automatically take certain actions based on its location. This is independent of the network, dispatch, or any other software applications!
“Partnering with such a robust global player as Tait will ensure customers are able to access technology that leverages their investment in radio.” – Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive FreshRF
Tait Communications and FreshRF are excited to announce FreshRF joining the Tait Technology Program as a Registered Partner.
In the critical communications market, the addition of smartphones, tablets and all the apps and information flow they enable is significantly influencing customer expectations of enhanced communications and productivity.
Ellery Hurn, Tait’s... Continue Reading
Proudly made in New Zealand, the Tait 9300 product family has grown to include an entry-level mobile and portable radio, providing value-for-money features in a Tait Tough package. The TP9310 and TM9315 standard packages are dual mode, able to operate on both Conventional Analog and DMR Tier 2 Conventional networks in addition to simplex calls.
Built on the Tait Tough mission critical TP9300 platform, the TP9310 portable radio delivers:
- 16 channels
- IP67 dust/waterproof
- Integrated GPS software option
- Built-in mandown & lone worker features
- Encryption... Continue Reading
Delivering power reliably and safely is a constant challenge for electrical distribution utility companies. The diverse environments that many utilities operate across pose reliability and resilience challenges for their distribution network. Improving grid visibility and control over the distribution network is a key priority.
Grid managers around the world have leveraged various types of communications to connect distribution line infrastructure and substations to their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. However, large parts of distribution grids... Continue Reading
by Lorraine Bonisch, Editor, Connection Magazine
Connection issue 5 is now live. This issue features technical perspectives and thought-provoking articles to inform, challenge and educate radio communications decision makers.
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Critical infrastructure enterprises are experiencing rapid change in communications technology and a corresponding explosion in information. These trends present opportunities to improve service delivery, but also significant challenges in managing all of that change. Meeting the challenge requires the collaboration of technology providers.
Tait has been breaking new ground with an innovative approach to delivering applications for Public Safety. The approach has been to host a series of “AppStorm” days that bring clients, application partners, geeks and gurus together in one room for some... Continue Reading
Can a Tait portable survive the raw ocean?
By Evan Forester, Tait Tough Tester.
Tait radios are IP67 certified, which means they have been proven to survive below 1 meter of water for thirty minutes. But the IP67 test occurs in a controlled and calm tube of water. We wanted to see how a Tait portable would handle being tossed into the ocean, full of crashing waves, salt, depth, sand, and even the occasional shark.
So without further ado, we hooked the Tait Portable to a fishing line and chucked it as far as we could into the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. It felt... Continue Reading
Tait Communications was recognized for its new high-tech campus at the prestigious EECA awards ceremony held at the Auckland Museum on Wednesday, 28 May.
Tait was named winner of the Christchurch Energy Champion award, in recognition of its leadership in energy efficiency and innovation during the Christchurch rebuild.
The $35 million Tait campus development is set on 11ha of land alongside Tait’s existing buildings and features the construction of an über energy efficient new headquarters for up to 350 of its Christchurch-based employees.