Authored by Dan Draughn, this white paper discusses common challenges Utilities face, the communication tools available, and what the future of communications will look like for Utilities.
As a young Utilities communications professional in Mississippi some decades ago, Dan Draughn recalls facing natural disasters – both hurricanes and ice storms – almost every year.
Each time, the Utility’s leaders acted decisively, not only to restore power, but to implement initiatives that saved time, money, and lives. And each time, it underscored the importance of... Continue Reading
Electricity is something we often take for granted – until we lose it. Fortunately, there are great Utility companies all over the world who work tirelessly to ensure their grid stays online. Modern communications tools are one of the ways Utility companies can ensure a resilient grid for everyone they serve.
Without the steady flow of electricity that Utilities companies provide, our modern world quickly falls apart. Public transportation grinds to a halt, hospitals lose the ability to treat and monitor patients, computers, ATMs, and electronic payment systems stop working.... Continue Reading
Alliant Energy has successfully completed its transition to a Tait Communications digital mobile radio (DMR Tier 3) system covering its 54,000 square mile service area in Wisconsin and Iowa.
Alliant Energy employs 4,000 staff members and supplies nearly one million electric and more than 400,000 natural gas customers. The organization has a strategic focus on optimization – providing reliable service to customers through continued modernization of the power grid and other crucial infrastructure. Continue Reading
Tait GridLink is a DMR application that optimizes DNP 3 traffic for Utilities and other industries that utilize industrial control systems. It provides connectivity between a SCADA host application and a remote telemetry unit (RTU).
Installing Tait Gridlink into your current network will impact your business in many ways. To demonstrate the benefits from installing intelligence into your network we have built a series of business case calculators. There are four calculators that focus on different benefit scenarios. You can use all the four calculators to... Continue Reading
Philip Mullins, Solutions Marketing Manager, Tait Communications
Episode 3 of the Tait podcast is officially here. Today we talk with Philip Mullins, a senior solutions manager at Tait. Philip is passionate about Voice and Data networks and Utilities, so we asked him to cast some vision about the future of Critical Communications. In this podcast, we discuss:
- How a DMR Voice and Data network gives Utilities an “Innovation Platform” to optimize their business and improve productivity
- The Tait passion to give our customers choice
- How to respond to the cyber security... Continue Reading