Each organization has its own way of operating, and the right communications networks can greatly enhance worker safety and efficiency. But with so many wireless communications bearers out there, how do you choose the one or the right mix for your organization? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy we explore this question.

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In an increasingly digital world, critical communications is no longer just about LMR voice – the modern workforce demands ever more data to use location services and applications that increase worker safety and productivity. Converged voice and data solutions meet these needs by taking advantage of both broadband and narrowband technology.

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With advances in cellular technology, LTE is proving to be a real game changer in the critical communications space, making it increasingly important to consider a unified communications strategy. Mission critical users who want to take advantage of mobile broadband have several choices – in this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we’ll explore the top three. 

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Does your organization require broadband connectivity for operations? Do commercial cellular carriers pose a coverage or capacity problem? With Tait Private LTE solutions, you can have total control over an exclusive wireless broadband network, with guaranteed coverage of your operational area, even if it’s beyond the reach of public networks.

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As 5G gains coverage in cities around the world, there are many questions about the fifth generation standard for cellular networks. In this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we take a technical look at what to expect from this exciting new standard.

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Critical communications need to be available at all times, and that means wherever your workers are. In an increasingly connected world with rising demands for coverage, interoperability and connectivity, the ability to connect devices to multiple networks is becoming more and more important. 

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One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. Although its ability to transfer huge amounts of broadband data is revolutionary, can LTE ever replace LMR? In Lesson Three of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, Dr Jan Noordhof explores what exactly LTE is, the role it can play in mission critical communications, and where it sits among existing LMR technology.

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EA Networks is a Utility company in New Zealand that owns and operates the region’s electricity distribution, and an advanced fiber-optic communications network. The area EA Networks services is vast, often reaching beyond the range of their LMR network, so to keep in contact with workers at all times, EA Networks needed a communications solution that would allow roaming to cellular networks.

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One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. The broadband data capabilities could change the game, but will LTE ever replace LMR? Can First Responders rely on LTE to support their communications during emergencies or major events? Who is guiding the development of LTE? What’s the difference between Public and Private LTE? Continue Reading

Rainer Grob is an engineer and owner of Nova Funk Engineering AG, mobile comms specialists in Lucerne, Switzerland. He talks to Connection Magazine about the changes he has seen over his career, and Switzerland’s unique communications environment.

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