As the 2018 year comes to a close, we look back on some of the highlights for Tait and the critical communications industry.  Ranging from monumental contracts, product releases, insights, and green innovations, 2018 has been busy and exciting across the board.  We would like to share these moments with you, and revisit some of your favorite stories from this year.

 

Tait DMR: A Smart Investment, Made to Evolve 

Tait has long been regarded as a trusted supplier of DMR Tier 3 networks and solutions.  We were among the first to take Tier 3 solutions to market, and we are still... Continue Reading

The Boxborough Police and Fire Departments look after the City of Boxborough, a small town of about 5,000 people in Massachusetts, USA. They provide 24/7 police and fire coverage with the Police Force providing 13 full-time officers, and the Fire Department 29 firefighters.

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From Florida, USA, to Hohenfels, Germany, Tait Tough solutions have once proven that they can stand up to the challenge of rugged environments. Read on to learn about how installing a new Tait P25 network and upgrading from analog to Tait trunked DMR has benefited the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) and the US Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC).

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We’ve recently redesigned our White Paper Library, making it even easier for you to find the information you need. The Tait White Paper Library can now be browsed by industry or technology, and all papers are free to download! Continue Reading

Our series of Tait Radio Academy lessons on P25 continues, this time looking at the difference between P25 Phase 1 and Phase2. This course is taught by Andrew McTaggart, a Customer Support Engineering Specialist at Tait Communications. Prior to that, he was a product trainer on P25 digital radio communications equipment.

A question commonly asked is, “What is the difference between P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2?”

One of the original goals of P25 was spectrum efficiency. The radio spectrum is a limited resource. There are only so many radio channels that can be licensed in a given area.

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As we say hello to the new year, we’re taking a look back to bring you a list of our ten most popular blog posts for 2016. These include educational pieces from the Tait Radio Academy, thought-leading Connection articles, informational comparisons between a range of topics, and answers to frequently asked questions. In each post, you’ll find informative videos, white papers, guides, and other helpful information.
In case you missed any, check them out below!

  1. DMR versus dPMR comparison – Part 1
  2. Channel Sharing Explained: FDMA, TDMA and CDMA
  3. Advantages of DMR versus TETRA
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On our Tait Radio Academy LinkedIn group, one of our members asked:
Is there a standard classification for systems as mission or business critical?

What are the criteria that determine such thing? Is DMR tier III mission critical?
ANSWER: The term “Mission” or “Business” does not change the meaning of the term “Critical.” It’s more about market designation rather than system performance and reliability.

Critical for Tait is more about the design approach we have for both the components of the system and the system as a whole.

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Harris Corporation and Tait Communications signed an exclusive agreement for Harris to become Tait’s exclusive distributor of P25 and DMR solutions in North America that covers 250 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

What does this mean for our customers?

“For prospective customers, it means a much more complete and comprehensive portfolio as it combines Harris’ Public Safety and Professional Communications PSPC) business and Tait’s product lines, dealer networks and direct sales capabilities” says Tait CEO Garry Diack.

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Madison County Fire had issues with redundancy and coverage. Since they provide fire protection to the entire county and also manage first responder calls for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other organizations, their network had to be reliable. A solution has to be found.

Madison County Fire provides protection to the Tennessee county that covers 540 square miles. Part of their responsibility also included managing the first responder calls for EMS and other organizations. In the last year, they ran about 1200 calls and... Continue Reading

Available Now for Download

The latest in our P25 Best Practice series is now live. You can read the P25 guides online or download them as PDFs.

We have had amazing feedback from network operators around the world who have downloaded our first four guides. Thank you everyone for your support and please keep the comments and emails coming.

Just an update for those of you that downloaded the first four guides, you can expect an email in the next week with a direct link to download the latest guide. Continue Reading