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an expansive county in South Texas and home to more than 40,000 citizens, first met us, they faced the threat of an outdated analog radio communications system that was unreliable and endangering the lives of the County’s law enforcement and emergency responders.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

As yesterday’s radio communications networks age and struggle to support new services demanded by today’s ever- changing public safety environment, decisions regarding critical communications networks need to be made sooner than expected. The decision is not only vital to the safety and productivity of today’s workforce, it’s a decision that must be far reaching enough to satisfy future needs over a 15-20 year useful life of the network infrastructure.

What makes P25 so special? Firstly, it was designed by public safety users in conjunction with radio manufacturers to... Continue Reading

We were thrilled to attend the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) National Conference held in Philadelphia from 19-21 October. The IACP conference is the premier event for senior police officers and features the latest developments in law enforcement technology.

We showcased our Unified Critical Communications solution and Biolink, a physiological monitoring solution that enhances first responder well-being. Our valued partners, Cisco and Avtec, were on hand to demonstrate the interoperability of our solutions connecting a Tait TB9100 conventional network through Cisco IPICS and Avtec Scout respectively. Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Guide to Grant Funding: 2013 Edition

Competition for grant dollars in the United States has been steadily increasing for several years, and we expect that trend to continue as the federal budget tightens and fewer allocations are made available to support state and local initiatives.

With the recent federal budget cuts and shifting funding priorities, now is a great time to learn about the current grant-funding landscape and take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

If you’re interested in how you could obtain funding,... Continue Reading

Showing his devotion to customers’ causes is Tait’s Tanmay Bhola – dropping to the ground to demonstrate the Biolink system

Every August the excitement levels peak in the Tait Americas headquarters in Houston, Texas. Why? Because August means it’s time for the APCO National Conference and Expo.

  • APCO means the chance to say “thanks” to those who’ve chosen our solutions for mission critical communications
  • APCO gives us the opportunity to understand more about the communications issues facing the public safety industry
  • And at APCO, we can listen to what people really think about our... Continue Reading

As you’re probably well aware, grants are part of the budget picture for nearly every nonprofit and municipal organization in the United States.

Without the support of grant funding, many necessary projects would never get off the ground.

This article provides key insights into the grants landscape that will help you find the funding you need for the technology you want. Continue Reading