Grant County MACC visits Tait global headquarters

Grant County's Multi-Agency Communications Center (MACC), in Washington state, has completed the first phase of system testing and training as part of the Center's US$9 million upgrade to an advanced trunked P25 public safety communications solution from Tait Radio Communications.

MACC Radio Communications Manager Dean Hane recently spent three weeks at Tait global headquarters in Christchurch, New Zealand, to take part in training and testing, working closely with experts from Tait to gain hands-on experience with the new system.

"The people at Tait worked very hard during the testing and system training. It was evident that they are completely focused on reaching the best result – for me and the system," says Dean. "I think that really sums up the way Tait is working with us; it's more of a partnership, rather than a vendor–customer relationship."

The MACC is upgrading its current analog communications network with Tait to include an 11-site 800 MHz P25 trunked simulcast network and an 11-site VHF QS2 conventional simulcast network, as well as Tait services including training, system installation and project management.

"I've been really impressed by the expertise demonstrated by the people at Tait and I'm confident in their ability to deliver a world-class and fully supported communications solution that will continue to meet our needs," adds Dean.

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