Thinking of implementing or upgrading to a P25 radio network? This comprehensive and authoritative guide to P25 includes the wisdom of 30 Industry experts, with over 450 combined years experience, to bring together this definitive, free resource.
In February 2021, a severe cold weather front enveloped many parts of the United States. Texas, which rarely gets severe winter storms, was badly impacted. Millions of Texans suffered through several days without power, heat or running water in their homes as temperatures plunged.
In Decatur, a small town of about 7,500 people northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the Police Department had just migrated to new Tait radios. Chief of Police Delvon Campbell spoke to us about his department’s experience of the storm and how their communications held up. Continue Reading
If a communications network is to be truly reliable, the people using it every day need to be intimately familiar with how it works. Tait offers training services to help users become confident and efficient with their equipment. The São Paulo Military Police recently made use of Tait Brazil’s Advanced Training Center to learn about their new P25 Phase 2 system.
To keep officers and first responders safe and connected, critical communications for Public Safety must be robust, interoperable, and secure. Tait works with many Public Safety organizations to design reliable, smart critical communications solutions that help workers on the front line get the job done safely and efficiently.
First responder organizations rely on robust comms that are available anywhere and anytime to keep the public and their staff safe. To provide emergency dispatchers in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with reliable coverage across challenging terrain, Tait Dealer All-Comm Technologies successfully implemented a Tait communications system through snowstorms, rain and blizzards.
Oklahoma’s state troopers often work in remote areas, out there alone in their vehicles, so staying connected is vital for safety and rapid incident response time. Tait dealer Stolz Telecom designed a cost-effective solution to plug coverage gaps, so troopers now have much more complete radio coverage across the state.
Many organizations, both public and private, have harnessed the power of cloud technologies, but most Public Safety organizations are yet to embrace them, due to concerns over security, control and reliability. However, as advances in technology are presenting Public Safety agencies with unprecedented amounts of data, cloud technology should no longer be overlooked.
Public Safety technology is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem. Cloud-based infrastructure and applications are delivering innovation but still aren’t trusted as much as the more familiar and proven on-premises systems. However, cloud resources available today have overcome many concerns over reliability and security so you don’t have to miss out on new capabilities, improved performance and lower cost solutions.
Firefighters, police officers and first responders depend on instant, reliable communications to stay connected when out in the field. However, different networks or frequency bands can complicate a unified and coordinated response. The new Tait TM9456 dual band radio makes it easy to switch between different P25 networks and frequency bands and enables you to communicate through a single control head.
Unified Critical Communications (UCC) benefit all industries, but each industry takes advantage of multi-bearer networks in ways specific to their operating environment. Continuing on with the fourth lesson of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, we explore the benefits a UCC strategy can bring to law enforcement.