Rainer Grob is an engineer and owner of Nova Funk Engineering AG, mobile comms specialists in Lucerne, Switzerland. He talks to Connection Magazine about the changes he has seen over his career, and Switzerland’s unique communications environment.

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GSM cellphone technology, APCO P25 in United States public safety, TETRA in Europe and DMR worldwide are examples of successful digital standards. Successful standards bring real advantages. When vendors work to agreed standards, those managing radio systems have a choice of supplier which can bring down prices, and improve quality. Customers are not at risk of being unable to source products for replacement or expansion through the demise of a sole supplier.

To properly qualify, a standard needs to be non-proprietary, so not under the control of one vendor. It... Continue Reading

Delegates at the European Utilities Roundtable hosted by Tait Communications

A few weeks back, Tait Communications and Land Mobile hosted a panel of European radio comms experts at New Zealand House in London for a roundtable discussion on future strategies for the utilities industry.

Shareholder interest, government policy, environmental agendas and growing costs have increased expectations of utility providers as critical service providers. In response, the industry is increasingly moving towards wireless communications with digital... Continue Reading

Join us at Milipol, Paris (19-22 November 2013) and PMRexpo, Cologne (26-28 November 2013) as we showcase our premier digital solutions for Mission Critical Communications.

These events represent the grand finalè of a busy and successful year that saw us exhibiting at tradeshows all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s been an awesome experience showcasing some of our innovative new applications including Tait BioLink (a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being), Tait GridLink (a system that... Continue Reading

Electric utility reliability performance has hit the news recently due to weather and other natural disaster events. We thought it useful to compare the performance of different regions around the world, although we note these graphs exclude outages caused by major events. Europe has consistently improved across most nations, and Australia has had very variable performance. The USA has not seen much change over the 10-year period to 2010. Continue Reading

We’ll be showcasing some of our latest and most interesting innovations, technology and solutions in the critical communications and utilities space during two upcoming industry events:

  • UTC Telecom
  • Critical Communications World

For our latest updates from these events and more, follow us on Twitter @TaitRadio. Read on for more details.

UTC Telecom 2013
Date: May 15–17, 2013
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Tait booth: #125

We’ll be at UTC Telecom in Houston this week. Come see us at booth #125 to talk to our experts.... Continue Reading

by Jürgen Hörauf, Area Sales Manager with Tait Communications, Europe-Middle East-Africa

The new DMR Tier 3 solution brought many visitors to the Tait stand at PMR Expo

For the first time in Europe, visitors to our stand got to try using DMR Tier 3 equipment and applications in real time! That was the real highlight of the PMR Expo for me. We’ve been attending the show for the last eight years, and this one was the best in the event’s history.

At our stand we showcased our new DMR Tier 3 solution, including Network Management, Automatic Vehicle Location and Dispatch... Continue Reading