To keep workers operating in hazardous flammable environments safe and productive, they need equipment that has low electrical or thermal energy. Intrinsically Safe (IS) equipment is designed to operate in potentially explosive atmospheres without causing a fire or explosion. How does this work exactly? In this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we explain what Intrinsically Safe is.

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To keep officers and first responders safe and connected, critical communications for Public Safety must be robust, interoperable, and secure. Tait works with many Public Safety organizations to design reliable, smart critical communications solutions that help workers on the front line get the job done safely and efficiently. 
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Workers that are exposed to hazardous environments demand proper equipment, essential to keep them safe and productive. To support this, Tait has expanded our Intrinsically Safe (IS) range of radios, with new models certified to meet the stringent Class 1 Division 1 standard in the United States.

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At Tait, we take great pride in serving the organizations that are so integral to our way of life: they keep communities safe, our lights on, transport flowing, and provide the raw materials for modern life. To provide them with the great support Tait is renowned for, we have a dedicated team of individuals all over the world that work hard to deliver results. In this blog we hear from Yoram Benit, Interim Chief Executive at Tait.

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Tait is committed to supporting New Zealand’s innovators and researchers to continue the vision of our founder, Sir Angus Tait, to “create an industry, not a business”. We’re therefore very proud to be sponsoring one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Canterbury Tech Summit held in our home town of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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