The ability to improve emergency-services organizations’ ICT systems with little flexibility to experiment with new technologies poses a conundrum for operational experts Australia-wide.
“The ongoing requirement for reliable systems and increasing situational awareness makes progress in emergency-services organisations (ESOs) a careful affair combining forward-looking vision with on-the-ground reality… the expansion of high-bandwidth 4G mobile networks offering new options for real-time communications, ESOs are finding they have access to a rapidly expanding range of solutions.” – GTR Magazine
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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

Meet Rodney Mackrell. Rodney works as the Senior Design Engineer in Tait’s Usability Design team. We thought that maybe, like us, the rest of the world would like to get to know Rodney and the work he and his team do for Tait Communications, and see just how important Usability Design is to our clients and our company.

With Rodney we learnt about the process Tait takes to develop new client solutions, how ideas are formed and what working closely with clients looks like and what it can achieve. We looked around the workspace and discovered how this department works, how... Continue Reading

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) was held a couple of weeks back in Las Vegas and it was a busy time at the Tait booth and the speaker sessions.

Lots of attendees, partners and dealers stopped by our booth to learn about the latest technology innovations at Tait and participate in our demos. So much so that at times we even heard people mention that the Tait booth was too “crowded”! Continue Reading

If you have never been involved in renovating your own house, you almost certainly know someone who has. It is a major logistical exercise in planning, perseverance, and above all, patience! Mostly, you will end up with what you want, but how often do you think “I wish I had shifted that wall/put in more storage/added another bathroom”?

There are so many things to decide, and only one chance to get it all right. And for most people, you will be carrying on your domestic “business as usual” amongst the chaos of upgrading your home.

Upgrading your radio system is a bit like that, but... Continue Reading

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have joined forces with enterprise mobility expert Mobile Mentor to help clients realize the full potential of their mobile communications solutions.

We have formed a strategic partnership combining Tait’s world-leading expertise in supporting critical communications of agencies such as fire, police and ambulance with enterprise mobility specialist Mobile Mentor’s experience in mobile strategy, mobile innovation and support services. Continue Reading

by Lorraine Bonisch, Editor, Connection Magazine

We have just released the latest edition of Connection – Issue 4.

In four issues of Connection, we’ve now brought you 60 articles from our technical experts, thought leaders and people in the field. For example, have a look at Dave Slaten’s feature on Vehicle Area Networks, Richard Winter’s practical advice on ways to increase your network resilience and how to manage the human aspects of a technology rollout. Readership continues to increase as we reach out to everyone involved in mission-critical comms. Continue Reading

By Evan Forester, Marketing Campaigns Coordinator, Tait Communications.

Last week we introduced the new P25 Best Practice guides and website. Today we’ll dive a bit deeper to take a look at the first guide: First Steps to your P25 System.

I recently drove to a friend’s house and attempted a short cut. Unfortunately, I started by making the wrong turn. I ended up in a place I was unfamiliar with, but kept guessing the general direction of my destination. After a while, I literally found myself on the complete opposite side of town.

So much for finding a short cut.

If your first... Continue Reading

Click to visit the website and download the P25 guides

We are happy to announce the launch of our P25 Best Practice website complete with the first four P25 Best Practice guides:

  1. First steps to your P25 system
  2. Specifying your P25 system
  3. Procuring your P25 system
  4. Implementing your P25 system Continue Reading
From Left to Right: Jorge Luis (Tait) Rodrigo Venegas, Andres Ibaceta, Sub-Director Fredy Rivas (ONEMI), Frank Owen (Tait), Alison Beck (NZTE), Major Bernardo Castro (ONEMI).

A high-powered delegation from Chile has visited our headquarters in Christchurch on a fact-finding mission to learn how Tait’s innovative communications systems can help the country in the event of a natural disaster or emergency such as the devastating 2010 Chilean earthquake.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) hosted senior representatives from the Oficina Nacional de... Continue Reading