Each organization has its own way of operating, and the right communications networks can greatly enhance worker safety and efficiency. But with so many wireless communications bearers out there, how do you choose the one or the right mix for your organization? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy we explore this question.

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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

A commonly-accepted view about Smart Grid is that it requires a single, high-capacity network to support two-way communications with smart devices and applications. But can a single technology provide this? Tait Principal Consultant, Dr. Jan Noordhof, argues that the answer is ‘No’.

Let’s consider the jam that utilities around the world find themselves in. Demand for electricity is increasing faster than they can supply it. At the same time there is political and consumer pressure to cut the cost of power.

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“If asked to name one trend reshaping the way government agencies think about their employees and citizens, you’d be hard pressed to go past mobility.” – GTR Magazine

Tait Communications Solutions Marketing Manager, Bruce Mazza, and mobility partner Mobile Mentor’s CEO, Denis O’Shea, recently took part in Government Technology Review (GTR) Magazine’s roundtable discussion, “Mobility and you: So appy together”, where mobility-industry experts discussed the changing critical-communications environment.

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By Trish Messiter, CEO, Clarinox Technologies & Anthony Lister, Senior Systems Designer, Tait Communications.

Long-term value from short-range connectivity; wire-free and hands-free possibilities for critical communications.

In this age of smartphones, touch-screen tablets and imminently wearable computing, the ubiquitous radio communications device seems to be just as resilient to change as it is to the rigours of the environments in which it’s used.

Emergency response personnel are literally weighed down by technology these days as they double-up and triple-up on gadgets to get the voice and... Continue Reading

By Sander Colenbrander, Senior R&D Technician, Tait Communications.

Six things you should know about radio accessories for your new network.

When you are upgrading your network to P25 Phase 2 or to DMR, the TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) signals can cause significant interference on your audio accessories. Probably your existing accessories were designed for FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) radios, which did not encounter this issue, so will not operate properly on a new network. Network operators need to understand the issues and budget for accessory upgrades. Continue Reading

by Martin Deakin, Editor, Connection Magazine.

James Bond, Hurricane Sandy and Steve Jobs all feature in the latest edition of our online magazine, Connection.

Connection is a collection of educational and thought-leading articles focusing on critical communications, wireless and radio technology. It’s a free, biannual magazine that reaches over 90,000 global industry professionals written by industry experts.

And this edition is also available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, too.

We’ve listened to the great feedback from our readers and... Continue Reading

The robustness of MiMOMax’s IP linking was put to the test in 2011 during the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Orion, the country’s leading electricity provider, has a private network which survived the natural disaster, and allowed personnel to start energy restoration while maintaining communications in the field.

“After the earthquake, when public access systems were overloaded and some microwave linking solutions were knocked out of alignment, radio worked. Radio worked when other systems failed [thanks to the IP linking... Continue Reading