Why Use Multiband Radios?

The unpredictable nature of emergency situations has made real interoperability a critical goal in Public Safety communications for decades. In emergencies, the teams on the ground need to be able to communicate with each other to respond to evolving threats. Multiband radios are a key tool in creating real inter-agency cooperation.

On a good day, mobile officers with multiband radios can roam between networks and frequency bands, expanding their effective area of operation.

Tait client, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety patrols the state’s 111,994 miles of city, county and state-maintained roads and highways. Agencies responsible for jurisdictions of this enormous scale often need to roam between the various communication networks and frequencies available in their district. With multiband radios, mobile officers can stay seamlessly connected throughout their operational area.

On a bad day, first responders attending a serious incident involving multiple agencies – Fire Rescue, Ambulance, or Law Enforcement, and other support agencies – can use multiband radios to join an operational talk group and coordinate their efforts.

A major earthquake occurred 22 February 2011 in Tait headquarters’ city of Christchurch, New Zealand. This earthquake resulted in 185 deaths, more than 2,000 injuries throughout the city, and NZD$40Bn worth of damage and rebuild costs. This event truly tested the first responder capacity of the Christchurch and Greater Canterbury area. Support came from far and wide to assist with the rescue effort. Japan deployed 66 USAR (urban search and rescue) members to Christchurch within 2 days of the earthquake. Queensland, Australia also provided search and rescue operators to assist. This multi-agency effort combined assistance from other countries with New Zealand’s own Civil Defense group resulted in the best case scenario for search and rescue efforts. Multiple agency emergency response is a powerful tool, but can be chaotic without shared communication channels. Multiband radios can make these efforts safer and more efficient.

Tait has over 50 years experience in supplying  communications solutions for Public Safety agencies to enhance worker safety and help teams stay connected. We developed our TP9800 P25 Multiband Portable with fire rescue, ambulance and law enforcement operations in mind.

Why Choose TP9800 Multiband Portables?

  • Maximum Connectivity – Connect to up to three networks or frequency bands to enable roaming or inter-agency cooperation.
  • Exceptional Audio – Hear and be heard even in the most extreme environments with a powerful 3W speaker and dual microphone with active noise cancellation.
  • Enhanced Worker Safety – Combine location data, safety alerts and automated Man Down/Lone Worker alerts to ensure your workers are safer and better connected.
  • Built Tait Tough – Trust your radio to perform and meet harsh working environments head-on with glove-grip controls, dust and water protection, alongside shock absorbing protection.

Seamless Multiband Performance

Connect across all your bands from one dynamic portable. The TP9800 Multiband Portable is configurable to operate on any combination of VHF, UHF and 700/800MHz bands. Flexible and simple ordering and deployment of single, dual, and multiband operation at time of purchase, or subsequently over the air. Bands are not locked and can be reconfigured.

Rugged, Lightweight Design

Experience the lightest P25 multiband portable radio on the market with high capacity battery and compact design. Bridge communications between agencies, or roam between network coverage areas, without the need for several bulky devices.

  • TP9800 Multiband weight with Slimline battery: 11.42oz (324g)
  • TP9800 Multiband weight with High Capacity battery: 13.42oz (382g)
  • Built Tait Tough to survive the harshest conditions

The TP9800 Multiband Portable retains the excellent build quality, user experience and enhanced worker safety of the previous generation of Tait Public Safety radios, the Tait TP9600 Portable. First responders around the world trust Tait for multi-agency coordination in the most challenging environments, and the TP9800 Multiband portable looks to expand the capabilities of your P25 networks.

Tait P25 Phase 2 provides the advanced digital radio system your team needs to make instant connections when everything is on the line. Tune into a system that provides greater spectral efficiency and trunked technology – all with the interoperability, security and superior audio quality you’ve come to expect from p25 standards. Connect when it matters most with Tait P25.

Reinforce your multi-agency cooperation strategy with TP9800 P25 Multiband.

Learn more about Tait P25 Phase 2 solutions for Public Safety.


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