For many people seeing an aurora in person is a bucket-list activity. Normally only seen in the far north and south, from time to time auroras can be spotted in regions much closer to the equator. These beautiful natural light shows are the visual product of geomagnetic storms hitting Earth’s atmosphere. And, despite their beauty, geomagnetic storms can have detrimental effects on radio communications and power systems. On Land Mobile Radio networks, however, they have only a minor impact. Read along to discover why our Tait systems are safe from geomagnetic storms, when other communications that use the ionosphere are not!

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Today we explore the current state of on-site manufacturing globally in the post-covid-19 industrial era, along with Tait Communications’ New Zealand factory where the radios and base stations you know and love are manufactured.

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Earlier this year, we highlighted some of the upcoming 2024 grant programs that could help fund much-needed mission-critical communications equipment and services. Some of those programs have been formally announced and have allocated dollars, so it is worthwhile to provide updated information on these opportunities.

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Most industry experts agreed that over time, LMR technology would quickly become obsolete in the world of critical communications, citing that evolutions brought about by broadband enablement, and LTE/5G networks would remove the need for such communications. Today we dive into how we can marry various technologies to continue advancing the progress of critical communications networks.

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Talison Lithium Pty Ltd is a world-leading lithium mineral producer. The Greenbushes Lithium Operation is recognized as containing one of the world’s largest deposits of high-grade spodumene – a hard-rock lithium ore. Talison and its predecessor companies have been producing lithium mineral concentrates at Greenbushes since 1983.

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At Tait, we take great pride in serving the organizations that keep communities safe, our lights on, and the modern world flowing. To provide them with the great support Tait is renowned for, we have a dedicated team of individuals worldwide who work hard to deliver results. In this blog, we meet Margaret Grant, New Zealand’s Public Safety Network (PSN) Transition Manager at Tait’s Head Office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Tait is excited to announce the TP9900 Multiprotocol Multiband Portable, the lightest portable radio on the market with the ability to access P25, DMR and analog channels in multiple frequency bands. Designed to be rugged, compact and reliable, the TP9900 significantly improves community safety outcomes with enhanced interoperability between first responders, schools, utilities and other public sector organizations.

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The modern landscape of technology has seen the adoption of anti-consumer practices where devices and their features are continually improved but key functionalities or ‘consumer friendly’ features are removed. Today we explore what interoperability open standards are and how they are mainstays for Tait’s vision and future product developments.

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The 2024 British APCO annual conference and exhibition, held in Coventry, United Kingdom, March 6-7, was attended by a large and enthusiastic group of attendees and exhibitors. The event is the best place to learn and network with U.K. and European public safety officials. Continue Reading

Widespread application of modern technologies has opened the door to cyber-attacks and potential security breaches, as more individuals and agencies rely on certain technologies, this leaves them vulnerable, today we explore the communications industry best security practices that can negate these modern threats.

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