Electricity North West is a British Electricity Distribution Network in the North West of England. Their investment in a Tait GridLink distribution automation solution could mean shorter power cuts in rural spots. Continue Reading

Power outages can cost cities millions of dollars per minute, so the job of the Utility company is crucial. Tait has been working alongside Utilities for the last 50 years, to help linesmen stay safe and connected, and keep the lights on. 

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Critical communications for Utilities must support a reliable, cost-effective and safe work environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Tait works with utility organizations around the world to design reliable, smart critical communications solutions that help them keep the lights on and workers safe. 
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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

Organizations such as mines, transport agencies and utilities often cover vast areas, working across different sites. When these particular areas and sites operate on different networks or frequency bands, staying connected can become complicated. The new Tait TM9356 dual band mobile radio makes it easy to switch between analog and DMR Tier 2 bands, and enables you to communicate through a single control head.

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Tait has a long history of working with Utility customers around the world to provide the communications solutions that keep linesmen safe and connected. To improve the capacity and network management capabilities of their critical field communications network, European Utility company EVN Bulgaria needed to upgrade to a digital network. A Tait DMR Tier 3 solution proved the best fit for their needs.

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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 Utilities.

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Tait has a long history of working with Utilities – both large and small – all over the world. Daniel Draughn, Director Market Development – Critical Industries, discusses what it takes to help customers find the best-fit solution for their needs. Continue Reading

Authored by Dan Draughn, this white paper discusses common challenges Utilities face, the communication tools available, and what the future of communications will look like for Utilities.

As a young Utilities communications professional in Mississippi some decades ago, Dan Draughn recalls facing natural disasters – both hurricanes and ice storms – almost every year.

Each time, the Utility’s leaders acted decisively, not only to restore power, but to implement initiatives that saved time, money, and lives.  And each time, it underscored the... Continue Reading

Electricity is something we often take for granted – until we lose it. Fortunately, there are great Utility companies all over the world who work tirelessly to ensure their grid stays online. Modern communications tools are one of the ways Utility companies can ensure a resilient grid for everyone they serve.

Without the steady flow of electricity that Utilities companies provide, our modern world quickly falls apart. Public transportation grinds to a halt, hospitals lose the ability to treat and monitor patients, computers, ATMs, and electronic payment systems stop... Continue Reading