If you have never been involved in renovating your own house, you almost certainly know someone who has. It is a major logistical exercise in planning, perseverance, and above all, patience! Mostly, you will end up with what you want, but how often do you think “I wish I had shifted that wall/put in more storage/added another bathroom”?

There are so many things to decide, and only one chance to get it all right. And for most people, you will be carrying on your domestic “business as usual” amongst the chaos of upgrading your home.

Upgrading your radio system is a bit like that, but... Continue Reading

By Evan Forester, Marketing Campaigns Coordinator, Tait Communications.

Last week we introduced the new P25 Best Practice guides and website. Today we’ll dive a bit deeper to take a look at the first guide: First Steps to your P25 System.

I recently drove to a friend’s house and attempted a short cut. Unfortunately, I started by making the wrong turn. I ended up in a place I was unfamiliar with, but kept guessing the general direction of my destination. After a while, I literally found myself on the complete opposite side of town.

So much for finding a short cut.

If your first... Continue Reading

In this part of the P25 radio terminology, we cover multicast IP address, P25 gateways, QoS and other important P25 terms.

Previous parts of the P25 glossary: Part 1 (A to C) and Part 2 (D to K).
L
LAN
Local Area Network

LDU
Link Data Unit. Voice calls are sent over the CAI as a series of LDUs. Continue Reading

Click to visit the website and download the P25 guides

We are happy to announce the launch of our P25 Best Practice website complete with the first four P25 Best Practice guides:

  1. First steps to your P25 system
  2. Specifying your P25 system
  3. Procuring your P25 system
  4. Implementing your P25 system Continue Reading
Credit: CFA Strategic Communications

Following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster in Victoria, Australia, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) sought to upgrade its state-wide critical communications system, prompted by recommendations from the Royal Commission.

With lives, communities and property at risk, choosing a new system was by no means an easy task. CFA chose a Tait P25 mission-critical communications solution to protect the safety of their people.

In the video below, Doug Booth, retired Project Director of the CFA Radio... Continue Reading

GSM cellphone technology, APCO P25 in United States public safety, TETRA in Europe and DMR worldwide are examples of successful digital standards. Successful standards bring real advantages. When vendors work to agreed standards, those managing radio systems have a choice of supplier which can bring down prices, and improve quality. Customers are not at risk of being unable to source products for replacement or expansion through the demise of a sole supplier.

To properly qualify, a standard needs to be non-proprietary, so not under the control of one vendor. It should... Continue Reading

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

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

Critical Communications has become increasingly complex. It’s no longer just about Land Mobile Radio, organizations must also consider LTE, cellular, IP, and more. At Tait, we have over 40 years of experience working in Critical Communications.

In this video, Judd Cain, EVP of Global Services, explains why Tait made the decision to begin offering Managed Services to our clients. Learn how our experienced team can provide a managed services offering that will simplify, optimize, and maximize your critical communications system and ensure your organization is more than prepared for 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