You’ve heard about the benefits that Unified Critical Communications can offer you and your organization, but how exactly does this work? Continuing on with Lesson Four of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, we delve into what features make up a platform of Unified Critical Communications.

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One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. Although its ability to transfer huge amounts of broadband data is revolutionary, can LTE ever replace LMR? In Lesson Three of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, Dr Jan Noordhof explores what exactly LTE is, the role it can play in mission critical communications, and where it sits among existing LMR technology.

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There is no single technology that provides reliable communication across different terrains and varying demand, which is why Unified Critical Communications combines the strengths of multiple bearers to mitigate their individual weaknesses. In this fourth lesson of the What is Unified Critical Communications course, we consider some of the pros and cons of multiple bearers and devices.

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Unified Critical Communications have a lot to offer you and your organization. It is an approach that is both radical, and deceptively simple. In the fourth lesson of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, we take a look at the benefits of a unified communications strategy, beginning with high level benefits.

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Australian Air Force Cadets from 210 Squadron, based in Toowoomba, Queensland, recently conducted basic radio communications training using resources from www.taitradioacademy.com.

The cadets learned basic radio procedures, the Phonetic Alphabet, and best practices for radio operation, to ensure clear and concise communications.  After a half day classroom session, they put their skills to the test by sending and receiving phonetic alphabet encoded messages using portable radios.  These skills will assist the cadets when they complete their... Continue Reading

One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. The broadband data capabilities could change the game, but will LTE ever replace LMR? Can First Responders rely on LTE to support their communications during emergencies or major events? Who is guiding the development of LTE? What’s the difference between Public and Private LTE? Continue Reading

Trying to decide which forms of wireless communication are right for your organization?  In the second lesson of Introduction to Unified Critical Communications, we look at the pros and cons of LMR, WiFi, Satellite, and LTE. Continue Reading

The Tait Radio Academy is a free training resource, providing foundational education on a wide range of critical communications topics.  From basic radio awareness to Industrial Control Systems, there is a range of material for people in both technical and non-technical roles.

Communications have never been more important than they are today.  Businesses, public safety, utilities, and other enterprises rely on communications being available all the time.  Historically, this simply meant having a reliable Radio Network.  People could communicate with voice, and that was enough.  But not anymore. Continue Reading

The last lesson of the Introduction to DMR Radio Academy course is Call Types and Features. This lesson consists of four topics that identify the different DMR call types and each of their features.

Trunked radio systems enable radio users to make two main types of calls on a DMR system; the first main type of call is Voice Calls.

There are many types of voice calls including individual calls, talk groups calls, and telephone and gateway calls. If you would like to learn more about these calls and how they work, watch the video below and read the accompanying Voice Calls... Continue Reading

Great news everyone! The Tait Radio Academy has launched another new course: Introduction to Intrinsically Safe Radios.

A number of different standards worldwide help guide manufacturers, purchasers and users in the design, manufacture, selection and operation of IS radios. This course will help you to interpret these standards, based on their location in the world, and the environment under which the IS radios will be used.

The course contains 7 different videos, all taught by Stuart Colsell, a Senior Systems Engineer at Tait... Continue Reading