The Military Police of the State of Paraná, Brazil, have selected P25 digital radios from Tait Radio Communications to help officers combat organized crime in a state populated by over 10 million people.
Polícia Militar do Paraná selected Tait based on its reputation as a trusted P25-compliant radio supplier to provide digital Tait portable and mobile radios for voice communications over their existing P25 conventional network.
President, Tait Radio Communications Americas, Steve Cragg, says: "The Military Police of Paraná have embarked on a long-term plan to combat the growing threat of organized crime in their state. To help them achieve this they have selected proven Tait P25 digital technology with the advantages of certified interoperability, industry-leading audio clarity and superb build quality.
"Tait is very pleased to be working closely with the state of Paraná to help the Police achieve its aims."
Coronel Emerson Claiton, Informatics and Telecom Director, Polícia Militar do Paraná, says: "We, the 13th Military Police Battalion, recently celebrated 43 years of service to the State of Paraná, also marking the successful roll-out of Tait P25 digital equipment onto our network. P25 technology plays a key part in our crime-prevention plan."
Other states to have implemented Tait P25 solutions include São Paulo—with one of the largest police forces in the world—Pernambuco, Espírito Santo, Pará, Bahia, and Alagoas.
The Military Police, responsible for policing and public order across Paraná's 77,000 square miles of state territory, will use highly secure encrypted Tait TM9155 mobile radios in their vehicles for policing operations, mainly in the capital of Curitiba.
As a built-in safety feature for officers, the Tait TM9155 utilises a sensitive covert microphone which, when activated, allows the radio to transmit and receive hands-free, even when the handset has been removed.
As part of the solution, equipment installation and training services will be managed by Brazilian Tait partner SGM Telecom.