Tait Radio Communications recently announced the TaitNet Data System, or TNDS, a high-speed, private trunked mobile data solution designed specifically for bus fleets. The TNDS polls up to 15 updates per second on a single data channel, giving operators the ability to get vital information to customers more quickly.

According to the company, typical polling speeds for large fleets on a trunked solution can lead to schedule and location information reaching a customer several minutes behind a bus’ actual time and position. “Showing a passenger that the bus is about to arrive, when actually it has already gone, is a major service issue affecting perceptions of punctuality and customer care,” said Michael Chick, Tait managing director, in a statement.

The solution will be available in Q2 2007. In addition, Tait announced that the new TP7110 compact, lightweight portable radio would be available early in 2007.