Has the sun set on your existing LMR system? Dan Draughn, Market Development Executive at Tait Communications takes a look at a variety of reasons a Utility organization may have to upgrade their network. Continue Reading
Tait P25 provides instant and reliable communications that are trusted and used around the globe. With exceptional audio, safety features, and plenty of migration options, Tait P25 is a secure, future-proof, public safety grade critical communications solution.
This article looks at some of the detail behind each of these areas:
- Proven Experience – Customer Stories
- Smarter, Safer working with GPS, GeoFencing, Lone Worker and Man Down
- Exceptional Audio – Hear important calls in the moments that matter
- Industry Leading Flexibility,... Continue Reading
What is dPMR?
- dPMR is an ETSI standardised minimal cost digital radio solution.
- dPMR standards (TS102 490 and TS102 658) were published in 2007 – after DMR. There are 2 tiers specified – Tier 2, modes 2 & 3 are relevant to professional users.
- dPMR operates in 6.25kHz channels. Tier2, Mode2 is conventional; Tier2, Mode3 is trunked.
- NXDN is based on dPMR but is incompatible with it. NexEdge is also derived from dPMR.
What is DMR ?
- DMR is an ETSI standardized low cost, low complexity, professional digital radio solution designed to migrate analog FM radio... Continue Reading
When Jim Wells County, an expansive county in South Texas and home to more than 40,000 citizens, first met us, they faced the threat of an outdated analog radio communications system that was unreliable and endangering the lives of the County’s law enforcement and emergency responders.
We committed to understanding the issues the County faced – a unique geography, limited funds, dated equipment and a tight schedule and delivered a three-site hybrid P25 digital and analog simulcast system. The Tait solution is now helping the County’s 400 law enforcement and emergency response agencies operate more effectively and safely. Continue Reading
If you have never been involved in renovating your own house, you almost certainly know someone who has. It is a major logistical exercise in planning, perseverance, and above all, patience! Mostly, you will end up with what you want, but how often do you think “I wish I had shifted that wall/put in more storage/added another bathroom”?
There are so many things to decide, and only one chance to get it all right. And for most people, you will be carrying on your domestic “business as usual” amongst the chaos of upgrading your home.
Upgrading your radio system is a bit like... Continue Reading
I recently drove to a friend’s house and attempted a short cut. Unfortunately, I started by making the wrong turn. I ended up in a place I was unfamiliar with, but kept guessing the general direction of my destination. After a while, I literally found myself on the complete opposite side of town.
So much for finding a short cut.
If your... Continue Reading
We are happy to announce the launch of our P25 Best Practice website complete with the first four P25 Best Practice guides:
Last week’s post on open digital radio standards reveals that the major difference between DMR and dPMR is the choice of multiple access scheme. DMR uses 2-slot TDMA to achieve two communication paths per 12.5kHz channel, whereas dPMR uses FDMA to divide the 12.5kHz channel in to two 6.25kHz sub-channels.
Therefore, the comparison of these two systems very much comes down to understanding the relative advantages and disadvantages of TDMA versus FDMA. Continue Reading
Following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster in Victoria, Australia, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) sought to upgrade its state-wide critical communications system, prompted by recommendations from the Royal Commission.
With lives, communities and property at risk, choosing a new system was by no means an easy task. CFA chose a Tait P25 mission-critical communications solution to protect the safety of their people.
In the video below, Doug Booth, retired Project Director of the CFA Radio... Continue Reading
Here’s something you might not know (and your current vendor might not be telling you): There is very little practical gain between inexpensive, conventional P25 systems and high-end trunked ones for smaller public safety organisations.
A common belief is that P25 is an exclusive, high-end trunked system that commands equally high-end prices for both systems and subscriber equipment. This often forces smaller agencies to stick with their conventional analog systems or, even worse, upgrade to proprietary commercial-level digital technologies. All... Continue Reading