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Tait Connection Magazine Issue 4

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Connection Issue 4

Tait Connection Magazine Issue 4


Featured Articles

VEHICLE AREA NETWORKS:
Flexibility, Freedom & Choice

Instead of looking for a nonexistent super-device that can do everything well, Senior Design Engineer Dave Slaten recommends you consider unifying your critical communications with a Vehicle Area Network.

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL?:
Broadband and Smart Grid Communications

A commonly-accepted view about Smart Grid is that it requires a single, high-capacity network to support two-way communications with smart devices and applications. But can a single technology provide this? Tait Principal Consultant Dr Jan Noordhof argues that the answer is ‘No’

DMR OR TETRA:
A technical comparison of coverage

John Graham, Solutions Marketing Manager at Tait looks past the hype to investigate these two technologies and compare their coverage performance.

Also in this issue

WHEN AND WHERE TO USE A DUPLEXER 
Principal Engineer Ian Graham explores a common question in radio system design: whether to deploy duplexers or to use separate transmit and receive antennas.

10 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR UTILITIES COMMSNETWORK 
Whether you are protecting your critical communications from natural disaster, human error or terrorism, deciding on the level of backup you need is a balancing act between your perceived risk and how much you can afford to spend.

POLICE SECURITY 
Technology plays a valuable role in connecting law enforcement agencies with communities. In this article, Louis Quijas, Security Technology Alliance Senior Vice President (Special Ventures), focuses on the role of technology in overcoming the challenges they face.

Other topics include

  • DOING THE RIGHT THING
  • GOING DIGITAL: LEARN BY DOING
  • RETHINKING COMBINED VOICE AND DATA NETWORKS FOR UTILITIES
  • INTRINSICALLY SAFE
  • TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE?
  • BYOD

Each article is full of interesting stories and opinions on the evolving world of critical communications. Subscribe now to never miss an issue.