Tait launches North American public safety website

Tait Radio Communications has launched a website for public safety officials wanting to learn more information about radio solutions in 2009.

"We appreciate that not everybody will be able to make it to the upcoming major trade shows, such as IAFC, IACP and APCO in Canada and the USA. So in addition to a physical presence at these shows, Tait has created an "online booth" for those who can't make the shows but still need to keep up with industry trends," says Tait North America VP of Marketing Paul Middleton.

In addition to downloads about Tait products, solutions and encryption offerings, the website (public safety) includes a free calendar of narrowbanding deadline dates, white papers on secure communications and information about the P25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP).

"There is a lot confusion about the narrowbanding deadlines. The calendar offers an outline of important dates, which can be pinned to the wall for future reference," says Paul.

In April, Tait was among the first four land mobile radio manufacturers to be named by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as having a recognized P25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) laboratory. The public safety website features the range of Tait interoperable P25 products that will be tested as part of this program.

"Visitors to the site can also learn from other first responders' experience with case studies on public safety customers investing in Tait P25 trunked and simulcast solutions," says Paul.

The first of two encryption white papers will be available for download from the public safety website on August 3.

"Public Safety agencies need secure communications so that front-line staff can communicate with confidence and the best way to secure communications is with encryption. But often people don't realize that communications can be very vulnerable or inflexible if encryption is poorly managed."

"The white paper presents 10 issues public safety decision makers should consider before investing in the right encryption to fit the budget and improve the security of radio communications," concludes Paul.

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