Did you know that Tait mobiles and portables are now capable of automated location controlled behavior through GeoFencing?  This is a powerful, unique capability that increases efficiency and worker safety – geographic areas and boundaries can be programmed for your Tait radio to automatically take certain actions based on its location.  This is independent of the network, dispatch, or any other software applications!

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Proudly made in New Zealand, the Tait 9300 product family has grown to include an entry-level mobile and portable radio, providing value-for-money features in a Tait Tough package. The TP9310 and TM9315 standard packages are dual mode, able to operate on both Conventional Analog and DMR Tier 2 Conventional networks in addition to simplex calls.

Built on the Tait Tough mission critical TP9300 platform, the TP9310 portable radio delivers:

  • 16 channels
  • IP67 dust/waterproof
  • Integrated GPS software option
  • Built-in mandown & lone worker features
  • Encryption... Continue Reading

What is it?
The RF performance of all Base Station, Mobile or Portable radios is quantified in a set of specifications given in deciBels (dB). One set of RF performance specifications describes the Transmitter performance, another describes the Receiver performance. For some RF performance specifications, a larger number is better; and for others, a smaller number is best. There are minimum acceptable RF performance specifications prescribed by regulatory authorities such as ETSI (Europe) and FCC (USA). Meeting these is mandatory.

Some RF performance specifications are more... Continue Reading

Just four days after commissioning a Tait DMR Tier 3 system in Canterbury, New Zealand, the region was hit by a huge storm. Electricity Ashburton (EA) Networks Network Manager, Brendon Quinn, tells us how Tait and EA Networks worked together to design and implement the Tait DMR Tier 3 solution and how the storm caused him to rethink his position on trunking.

Connection Issue 5 – Click here to read this article online

“Back in 2011, we had a single repeater part way up the mountains so coverage, particularly on the eastern seaboard... Continue Reading

by Lorraine Bonisch, Editor, Connection Magazine

Connection issue 5 is now live. This issue features technical perspectives and thought-provoking articles to inform, challenge and educate radio communications decision makers.

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Tait TP9300 DMR Portable Radio

The TP9300 is one of the most advanced portable radios in the market, and now, it is reaching new heights. With the new Quad-Mode functionality, users are now able to switch between four different standards (Analog Conventional, MPT1327, DMR Tier 2 and DMR Tier 3) on any one radio. But that’s just one of the great features we’ve built in, the TP9300 also includes:

  • Tait Tough Mission Critical Build Quality
  • Enhanced Vocoder for Voice Clarity
  • Man Down Emergency
  • Full Interoperability
  • Smooth Network Migration
  • Stun and Revive
  • GPS Technology

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Welcome to the Tait Manufacturing Facility. If you’ve ever wondered who makes our Tait radios, or how we ensure the highest possible standards for our products, then you’ve come to the right place. While many technology companies choose to outsource production, Tait has chosen to keep things in-house. We’re too obsessed with good quality to let anyone else build our radios.

We recently explored the area with our tour guide Aaron Robinson, the Production Manager. Come along with us on this exclusive look at our manufacturing facility that holds all our secret recipes. You’ll... Continue Reading

The City of Lexington celebrated the Go-Live of their new P25 digital communications system, which replaced an analog VHF system dating from the 1960s.

The system is being used by Lexington Police and Bluegrass Airport with plans for the fire service to switch later this year.

The Go-Live event marks the completion of a two year, $10 million project, for Fayette County Kentucky and Bluegrass Airport. In 2012, City of Lexington purchased a Cassidian 800MHz P25 trunked system and that year Tait won the contract to supply 550 TP9155/9160... Continue Reading

No one hates a mess more than us at Tait.
By Evan Forester, Tait Tough Tester.

Leaving dirty dishes out is one thing, but getting ice cream and chocolate syrup all over our TP9400 Portables is another.

So after topping our radio with copious amounts of French Vanilla, we threw it in the dishwasher on HEAVY DUTY, left the cameras rolling, and came back 2 hours later to see if it survived the water, soap, and steam. Not only did the radio turn on straight away, but it also came out clean, sparkly, and smelling fresh. Continue Reading

Can a Tait portable survive the raw ocean?
By Evan Forester, Tait Tough Tester.

Tait radios are IP67 certified, which means they have been proven to survive below 1 meter of water for thirty minutes. But the IP67 test occurs in a controlled and calm tube of water. We wanted to see how a Tait portable would handle being tossed into the ocean, full of crashing waves, salt, depth, sand, and even the occasional shark.

So without further ado, we hooked the Tait Portable to a fishing line and chucked it as far as we could into the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. It felt... Continue Reading