Our previous post how to protect and strengthen your LMR system introduces the new guide available for download. The guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. This article ‘Technology choice’ makes up the first chapter in the series.
A radio system is a considerable investment which may have a decades-long lifespan. Operators must ensure that their choices allow their communications to mature and adapt, as their needs and the available technologies evolve.
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How do we qualify tougher LMR systems?
By the ability to maintain critical communications in the face of technical, physical, security or human challenges and threats. The new guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.
This is important because tougher, more robust communication supports your stakeholder expectations, protects your communities, reduces risk of costly communications outage and allows more efficient use of increasingly-constrained resources. And it... Continue Reading
Avtec, Airbus DS, Eventide, Exacom, Tait and Zetron recently joined together to host an event to focus on the importance and the benefits of open standards.
Eight different speakers, including two Public Safety communication managers, shared insights and experience about open standard solutions.
Although the event was for consultants, the content was so good that we decided to share it with you here. Continue Reading
Monitoring practices for US Public Safety LMR systems vary greatly, from 24/7 live monitoring to simply relying on complaints from users. Darek Wieczorek looks at why this is, and how it needs to change.
When radio systems were relatively simple and isolated, system monitoring came down to the users reporting communications problems. While this may have been sufficient in the past, today’s systems are highly integrated, and depend on external computers, servers, routers, links, multiple software platforms, even people in different organizations. This is why... Continue Reading
Geoff Peck | Tait Communications
Chief Technical Architect Geoff Peck compares the performance of cellular and LMR for mission critical communications, and concludes it’s not as simple as it seems.
There is ongoing debate on the topic of cellular versus LMR. Indeed, nothing seems better designed to polarize opinion. This article looks at the issue from where it matters: the end user.
The first thing you notice about the debate is the misinformation – it’s not easy to nail things down simply.
So let’s start with some important points of comparison.