The Boxborough Police and Fire Departments look after the City of Boxborough, a small town of about 5,000 people in Massachusetts, USA. They provide 24/7 police and fire coverage with the Police Force providing 13 full-time officers, and the Fire Department 29 firefighters.

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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

When Jim Wells County, an expansive county in South Texas and home to more than 40,000 citizens, first met us, they faced the threat of an outdated analog radio communications system that was unreliable and endangering the lives of the County’s law enforcement and emergency responders.

We committed to understanding the issues the County faced – a unique geography, limited funds, dated equipment and a tight schedule and delivered a three-site hybrid P25 digital and analog simulcast system. The Tait solution is now helping the County’s 400 law enforcement and emergency response agencies operate more effectively and safely. 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

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) was held a couple of weeks back in Las Vegas and it was a busy time at the Tait booth and the speaker sessions.

Lots of attendees, partners and dealers stopped by our booth to learn about the latest technology innovations at Tait and participate in our demos. So much so that at times we even heard people mention that the Tait booth was too “crowded”! Continue Reading

It’s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) next week, and we’ll be there at Booth #7071. Visit us if you are going to be there too. And if you are not attending the event, you can follow all the live action on Twitter. Follow us: @TaitRadio.

We’ll have our latest solutions and products on display at the booth. Drop by to check out our P25 and DMR demos. We also have some very cool interactive displays showcasing the latest innovations at Tait. You do not want to miss these. And as always, our experts will be at hand to answer any of your questions on wireless communications. Continue Reading

We were thrilled to attend the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) National Conference held in Philadelphia from 19-21 October. The IACP conference is the premier event for senior police officers and features the latest developments in law enforcement technology.

We showcased our Unified Critical Communications solution and Biolink, a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being. Our valued partners, Cisco and Avtec, were on hand to demonstrate the interoperability of our solutions connecting a Tait TB9100 conventional network through Cisco IPICS and Avtec Scout respectively. Continue Reading

Police Chief’s Guide to Grant Funding

Last week, in our journey to better explain the complex maze that is Public Safety Grant Funding, we brought to you Part 1 of the Grant Funding Glossary (A-D).

In this second and concluding part, we cover the rest of the terms in the glossary (extracted from our Police Chief’s Guide to Grant Funding) to further demystify the world of law enforcement grant funding.

Federal Register is a daily compilation of Federal regulations and other Federal agency documents of public interest, which is prepared by the National Archives and Records... Continue Reading

Police Chief’s Guide to Grant Funding

Are you considering applying for public safety grant funding this year? A little perplexed by all the the official jargon? Need an easy-to-understand guide to help you through the process?

In this two-part series, we present to you a glossary (extracted from our Police Chief’s Guide to Grant Funding) to help you navigate and simplify the world of law enforcement grant funding.

Applicant is the entity requesting a grant.

Application Control Center is the agency or division officially authorized to receive applications for discretionary... Continue Reading

Public safety agencies across North America choose Tait’s P25 Simulcast solutions – here’s why:

  • 40% increase in cross-county coverage + digital encryption to foil drug gangs’ scanners
  • Narrowband compliant and digital ready + 50% cross-county coverage increase
  • Multi-agency secure solution with 90%+ coverage and 100% redudnancy
  • Dead spots deleted and communities safer in a shared solution for the City and State Continue Reading