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Canadian Police and Fire Services Choose Tait

Canadian Police and Fire Services Choose Tait for Digital Radio

June 1 2006, Christchurch, New Zealand

Tait Electronics is toasting a landmark deal for its digital P25 radio solutions in North America. Located halfway between Montreal and Toronto, the City of Kingston has chosen to deploy the full range of Tait’s most advanced digital radio solution.

Police and fire departments in the Canadian City of Kingston, Ontario, will be communicating more effectively now that they have deployed a P25 digital radio solution from Tait. The deployment of Tait’s most sophisticated 9000 range brings more reliability, digital voice clarity and easier interaction between public safety agencies protecting a city of 120,000.

Dan Murphy, Deputy Chief of Kingston Police, says, “The switch to the new system was seamless and the exceptional clarity and coverage goes far beyond exceeding our expectations.”

Kingston Police cover an area of 528 square kilometres and respond to more than 40,000 calls a year. Many incidents require fast and accurate communication with fire services, so both services having the same Tait portable/mobile radios and network will increase the safety of the public and the officers themselves.

“What sold Kingston on Tait’s products was its outstanding coverage and flexibility to customise their products and work with the complexities of the system as well as different component providers,” said Don MacKenzie, systems engineer for Tait Solution Provider, Time MCI.

“We see the opportunity for many more police and other public safety agencies in North and South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and in Oceania to adopt the Tait 9000 series of mobile radios, portable radios and base stations,” said Michael Chick, Managing Director at Tait Electronics. “The key to its popularity is that it’s a proven solution, can work with older analogue radios and the software doesn’t lock you in to one company.”

“This Canadian city joins police forces as far afield as Russia, China and downtown Christchurch in selecting Tait for its public safety solution,” said Michael. “And we will work hard to ensure that more prospective customers learn the benefits of the P25 digital radio solution.”

About Tait Electronics

Tait Electronics Ltd was formed in 1969 and is a leading provider of radio communications equipment to 160 countries. The company’s global headquarters is in Christchurch, New Zealand, and its research and development operation is one of the largest in its sector in Australasia. Tait employs about 800 people in New Zealand and in its wholly-owned customer service operations in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and the United States.

Tait exports more than 90% of its products, with customers ranging from small private businesses to large multi-national corporations, government agencies, emergency services, network providers and specialist communications agencies.

Tait’s product offering has grown beyond its roots in conventional two-way mobile radio to encompass a wide range of products and services – from portable and mobile radios through to wide area trunked radio network systems that provide integrated radio and telephone services for both voice and data communications.


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