Originally designed to connect office computers into local area networks (or LANs), WiFi has become the go-to technology for short to medium-range wireless data communication and connection to the Internet. A WiFi network is inexpensive, easy to install, expandable, offers low latency (better than LMR), and excellent data rates. At first glance, they look ideal – but do WiFi networks really have what it takes to serve the needs of critical industries? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we discuss the pros and cons of WiFi.
Critical communications need to be available at all times, and that means wherever your workers are. In an increasingly connected world with rising demands for coverage, interoperability and connectivity, the ability to connect devices to multiple networks is becoming more and more important.
If your team works from a vehicle fleet, they likely have all the communication tools they need – when they’re in their vehicles. But what about when they need to roam and work around the vehicle? Does exiting their vehicle represent a loss of comms, productivity or safety? Tait Unified Vehicle has a companion Remote App that can extend your vehicle radio function to your Smartphone, via WiFi connection. Tait Design Engineer Max Choi demonstrates some of the possibilities in this great video.