By Dean Mischewski, Production Engineering Manager, Tait Communications.

For many manufacturing businesses the Lean journey is often driven by the need to rapidly avert financial or business pressures which are coming to bear.

Taking a longer term and proactive approach, Tait Communications embarked on a Lean Manufacturing programme in late 2006 to ensure that the high-mix, medium volume manufacturing environment could continue to deliver competitively-priced communications solutions, systems and products to our global customer base.

For a Lean Manufacturing programme to be successful,... Continue Reading

The sun was shining down on the San Francisco bay with 15 knot winds, perfect conditions for the Louis Vuitton (LV) Cup Finals racing against Prada Luna Rossa.

As an official supplier of Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), keen yachting fans from the Tait team gathered eagerly at the ETNZ base for an exciting day on the water, supporting the team from a spectator boat. Here’s a first-hand account of the exciting race that we witnessed. Continue Reading

Team New Zealand using Tait TP9400 P25 digital portable radios

We’re proud to be backing Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) this week as they launch their America’s Cup campaign in San Francisco for the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup.

The team is equipped with 22 beyond-tough Tait TP9400 P25 digital portable radios, providing the sailors and support crew with highly secure, crystal-clear communications on the water.

Jeremy Armstrong, ETNZ’s electrician, says:
“Comms on the water is paramount for safety and for the operation of the yacht. Each day, the amount of conversation that... Continue Reading

Or 1,103 steps, to be precise. Tough going, right?

Now imagine doing that wearing full firefighter’s kit — 55 extra pounds (25 kg) of helmet, fire-proof clothing and an oxygen tank.

Well, Tait Communications Design Engineer Tane Cambridge doesn’t have to imagine — he climbed every last lung-bursting, energy-sapping step during the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge, held this week in Auckland, New Zealand.

The annual event sees hundreds of firefighters from New Zealand, Australia and the US race to the top of the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern... Continue Reading