P25 allows dispatch to have more control over defining talkgroups, prioritizing messages and integrating data.

P25 enjoys an almost unique capability in its ability to operate as a conventional, trunked, or simulcast system. As public safety agencies have already discovered, it is fairly straightforward from an engineering point of view to convert a P25 conventional network to trunking, while retaining the investment in the original network. Simulcast operation can be added to all or part of an existing trunked or conventional P25 system. Each mode of operation has its own strengths and tradeoffs which can be summarized as follows. Continue Reading

In Benefits of P25 — Part 1, we showed how P25 improves audio quality and increases the privacy of your communications.

This week, in Part 2 of the series we talk about how P25 allows you better control over your information, better customization and makes digital connectivity easier and more cost-effective. Continue Reading

Delegates at the European Utilities Roundtable hosted by Tait Communications

A few weeks back, Tait Communications and Land Mobile hosted a panel of European radio comms experts at New Zealand House in London for a roundtable discussion on future strategies for the utilities industry.

Shareholder interest, government policy, environmental agendas and growing costs have increased expectations of utility providers as critical service providers. In response, the industry is increasingly moving towards wireless communications with digital radio... Continue Reading

What is the all the fuss about P25? What makes P25 so special? What benefits do P25 radio communication systems have over analog radio systems?

In this series of posts on the benefits of P25, we answer how P25 can ensure better reliability, clarity, control and customization of your radio network.  Continue Reading

A basic requirement for Phase 1 P25 digital radio equipment is backwards compatibility with standard analog FM radios. This supports an orderly migration into mixed analog and digital systems, enabling users to gradually trade out radios and infrastructure equipment.

Agencies can invest in the latest P25 technology and operate it initially in analog mode with the assurance that there is a clear migration path to the future. Continue Reading

Join us at Milipol, Paris (19-22 November 2013) and PMRexpo, Cologne (26-28 November 2013) as we showcase our premier digital solutions for Mission Critical Communications.

These events represent the grand finalè of a busy and successful year that saw us exhibiting at tradeshows all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s been an awesome experience showcasing some of our innovative new applications including Tait BioLink (a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being), Tait GridLink (a system that provides... Continue Reading

We were thrilled to attend the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) National Conference held in Philadelphia from 19-21 October. The IACP conference is the premier event for senior police officers and features the latest developments in law enforcement technology.

We showcased our Unified Critical Communications solution and Biolink, a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being. Our valued partners, Cisco and Avtec, were on hand to demonstrate the interoperability of our solutions connecting a Tait TB9100 conventional network through Cisco IPICS and Avtec Scout respectively. Continue Reading

Public safety agencies across North America choose Tait’s P25 Simulcast solutions – here’s why:

  • 40% increase in cross-county coverage + digital encryption to foil drug gangs’ scanners
  • Narrowband compliant and digital ready + 50% cross-county coverage increase
  • Multi-agency secure solution with 90%+ coverage and 100% redudnancy
  • Dead spots deleted and communities safer in a shared solution for the City and State Continue Reading

Simulcast (simultaneous broadcasting) means multiple base stations transmitting the same voice (or data) signal on the same frequency at the same time. This means that every frequency pair – probably your existing channels – can each provide greatly extended coverage across a very wide area. The secret to Simulcast is high-stability transmitters and signal timing, structured and implemented by coverage experts to negate potential interference.

To understand how Simulcast works, let’s look at some simple simulcast networks: Continue Reading

Q. How does DMR coverage compare with analog?
The coverage of a DMR network is comparable to the coverage of a narrowband analog network. In many instances, the actual coverage of the DMR network is perceived to be better as the voice quality stays the same throughout the whole service area.
Q. Can you combine voice and data on one channel?
DMR supports both voice and data services and on a trunked network, channels can be dynamically allocated to the service that is required. With DMR, priority levels will ensure that traffic with the highest priority will... Continue Reading