Organizations responsible for protecting people and critical assets are faced with an increasing number of response priorities—security challenges both internal and external, increasing threats from natural disasters, keeping workers and the community safe—while still managing internal challenges such as declining budgets, the next-generation mobile workforce, and technology complexity.

Tait Communications Public Safety Specialist Rob Hockings recently took part in the Government Technology Review (GTR) Magazine’s roundtable discussion, “Emergency services: On the move”,... Continue Reading

Thanks to everyone who participated in part two of this blog series: “And now you can’t sleep at night”.

Open standards was polled as the most important factor concerning your organization’s new communications system. This response mirrors feedback we’ve received from many organizations.

You know about the various open standards and the benefits they bring — i.e. choice in procurement options, multi-vendor solution designs, and getting the most out of your available budget. You probably also already know about the formal testing... Continue Reading

8 things to consider
1. Do your current channels meet pending government regulations?

Government regulators are implementing mandates to improve radio spectrum efficiency, requiring network operators to “narrowband” – migrate from wideband 25 kHz operation to 12.5 kHz (or 6.25 kHz) equivalent operation.

While meeting compliance may seem daunting, it presents an opportunity to shift from analog operation to digital, open standards-based technologies such as P25 Phase 2 and DMR. Choosing P25 or DMR may allow you to use your existing... Continue Reading