Tait claims milestone with radio comms upgrade
Tait Communications says its latest development in emergency digital radio communications has been entirely designed inhouse
By Randal Jackson, Wellington | Friday, 28 September, 2012
Tait Communications says its latest development in emergency digital radio communications marks a milestone for the company, with a complete end-to-end P25 system - including the core network - being entirely designed by Tait.
The company’s new 9400-series solution features the its smallest P25-capable hand-held radio to date, incorporating internal GPS, Bluetooth wireless technology and digital encryption technology.
With the TN9400 network at its heart, the P25 Phase 2 solution uses a narrower radio spectrum and allows customers to future-proof their investment through non-proprietary P25 technology, which is interoperable with P25 equipment from other vendors.
P25 is an international open standard for the manufacturing of interoperable digital two-way wireless communications.
The standard, which is also used by New Zealand Police, allows for improved communications within and between agencies.
The system, which was designed and manufactured at Tait global headquarters in Christchurch, was demonstrated to delegates at the annual APCO Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last month.
Tait tests its radios in a hi-tech P25 laboratory at the company’s US headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Tait managing director Frank Owen says the new communications solution will help the company to build on its strong growth in the US and other key markets.