ADVERTORIAL - Tait Communications: your critical communications partner


Tait provides an insight into its upcoming activities at the BAPCO 2020 Conference and Exhibition taking place in Coventry.

Tait Communications is proud to support the BAPCO 2020 Conference and Exhibition as a Silver Sponsor. This year we are presenting our latest innovations, incorporating products and software from trusted partners Logic Wireless, Omnitronics and Sonim Technologies.

Join Tait at stands D40 and D50 where you will get the opportunity to:
· Experience our holistic solution to fireground communications
· Hear from thought leaders on how they have applied Tait technology for Transport for London to enhance communications
· Experience Tait TeamPTT, an integrated PTToC solution working in conjunction with Sonim smart devices
· See UnifiedVehicle, our multi-bearer vehicle routing solution
· Witness the new portable radios Multimode TP9500 and P25 TP9600, which will be launched to the UK market at BAPCO 2020.

Tait fireground solution

Fireground communications have some unique challenges, and careful consideration should be given especially when upgrading radio equipment from analogue to digital. Tait Communications has taken a holistic view regarding the following users: 
1) BA wearers
2) Entry control
3) Officers 
4) Incident command units.
Tait Communications has worked closely with fire and rescue services to redefine incident ground communications. We have developed solutions focused around enhancing speech intelligibility, as well as enhancing firefighter safety. This has been done through increased communication range of high power ATEX devices, alongside a range of complementary accessories to make it easier to communicate in zero visibility.

Tait solution for transport

Trunked radio networks have been at the core of the operation of public transport networks for decades. But only with the introduction of third generation digital networks such as Tait's DMR Tier 3 system - together with cloud-hosted management tools like the Tait Enable suite - can the real potential of a network be unlocked. This includes real time remote management of user devices, monitoring of the network, and prediction/prevention of outages before they occur.

Handheld users have always felt left behind within the transport sector, with most solutions being designed for vehicles and the business case for the relatively small number of handheld users not ‘stacking up’. With Tait’s seamless integration of Press-To-Talk over Cellular in the form of Tait TeamPTT, handheld users (such as on-street enforcement officers, and bus station/bus route controllers) can have the power of the dispatch centre on their smart device. They can also have the ability to make calls to individual DMR bus users, as well as route groups, and to use location services and secure multimedia messaging in the palm of their hand.

Whilst Tait is innovating in the handheld space, we haven’t forgotten vehicles. The Unified Vehicle enables the integration of IP connected devices through the bus, to communicate over DMR or cellular. With the latest release, the Tait Unified Vehicle platform can roam on to a Press-to-Talk server. It provides seamless communications to the dispatch centre and the driver of the vehicle when the bus leaves its coverage area, is in a dead spot, or there is network congestion.
The Tait Tough range has grown
Tait has launched the TP9500 and TP9600 portable radios, and will present them to the UK market at BAPCO 2020. The new portables are among the toughest mission-critical radios ever made and offer exceptional audio and connectivity options.
Exceptional audio
Loud, clear audio is vital to make sure important calls are heard the first time. These new radios feature an enhanced digital vocoder, as well as digital noise suppression, and dual-mic active noise cancellation for clear outgoing voice calls in noisy environments. A large, powerful speaker ensures incoming calls are heard.

Connectivity options
The TP9500 and TP9600 can support multiple analogue and digital modes, and wireless programming over trunked digital networks or WiFi. Integration of smart devices into a radio network extend reach and coverage with the Tait TeamPTT PoC application.
Enhanced worker safety
Tait portable radios feature integrated GPS for location services such as Tait GeoFencing as well as man down and lone worker. The Tait TP9000 series is IP65 and IP68 rated, and is dust- and waterproof. Shock absorbing corners protect the radio from impact. It exceeds military standard drop tests.
Enhanced user experience
Hardware upgrades feature a large colour screen, with options for light and dark environments and emergency alerts.
Tait stand tours and presentations at BAPCO 2020:
· Tait is offering a guided stand tour at the exhibition. This can be booked here.
· Tait and TfL are presenting together at the BAPCO 2020 conference - “Transport for London’s surface radio network digital transformation,” Jamie Bishop (Tait) and Thomas Brewster (TfL)
· Tait, telent and East Sussex FRS will also be giving a presentation. The title of this is “Tait fireground solution for East Sussex Fire and Rescue services,” and will be delivered by Richard Russell (Tait), Stephen Moore (telent), and Mike Wattam (East Sussex FRS).