Previously our radios have really been put through the paces in our Tait Tough tests! We have done everything under the sun to see if these radios can stand up against the most brutal and intense of trials.

The radios continue to survive and defeat our most clever ideas of destruction. We scratched our scalps, wondering if anything would overcome these mighty radios. One in our office piped up and mentioned a man, who is said, through local folklore, to possess the golf swing to top all golf swings: Enter David Lau.

We watched with fear as the radio was placed ready to be struck... Continue Reading

System design is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the first chapter you can read that here: Technology Choice. The guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. For more information read the overview and download all ten articles.
System Design
Carefully considered and robust system design choices will protect your organization’s communications on a daily basis, and prepare you to meet future... Continue Reading

Here at Tait, we’ve put our radios through a lot. We’ve chucked them in the ocean, we’ve dropped them from great heights, we’ve set them on fire.

They’ve survived it all, but even we were holding our breath as we watched a steam roller edge closer and closer to our TP9300, lodged in the gravel at a nearby construction site. Continue Reading

Here comes the truck
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Not every radio would survive being run over by a truck… but ours did!

We shoved our TP9300 into the gravel road at a nearby construction site, and watched as six wheels of a truck and its dirt-hauling-trailer drove over our radio. That’s a lot of weight!

But as expected, our Tait Tough radio survived each wheel, and turned on without any hitches. Continue Reading

Tait Tough is back!
We took a Tait TP9300 over to a near-by construction site to push our radio to its limits once again. After talking with some of the workers there, we all thought it would be a cool experiment to get one of the diggers, get a load of heavy gravel and dump it on the Tait radio, which was lodged in the dirt.

Two massive gravel dumps later, we excavated the radio, covered in mud, and once again discovered just how tough Tait radios are. Continue Reading

By Evan Forester,
Tait Tough Tester

We’ve come a long way since we first tossed a portable into a trash can and threw it down a hill. Since starting, we have created 14 different Tait Tough videos. One explains the technical aspects of our design and testing, while the other 13 each feature the craziest tests we could imagine.

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We’re taking Tait Tough to new heights.
By Evan Forester, Tait Tough Tester.

Ever since we launched our portable radio from a catapult, I’ve dreamed of taking the Tait portable higher. Fortunately, we have some good friends who build drones at Aeronavics and they let us visit for some extreme drop testing.

We started by dropping the radio from 30 meters (98.5 feet) onto the ground. We weren’t too nervous, and of course the radio survived.

Next we tried 66 meters (217 feet). Watching from our monitor on the ground, it was clear that we were beginning to reach ridiculous... 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

Panola County, Mississippi has recently implemented approximately 420 Tait P25 trunked TP9400 portables and TM9400 mobiles on the state-wide Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network (MSWIN) for county-wide and interoperable communications.

The radios have already been put to the test! Watch this video and see how a TP9435 performed after being accidentally dropped into the path of a local controlled burn! EL Campbell, Tait Project Coordinator for Public Safety, was on-site with Daniel Cole, Emergency Management Director for Panola County, and Ottis Anderson from Anderson Communications, after the incident and captured the results! Continue Reading