Tait Communications expands TP9000 portfolio with new DMR, P25 radios
Tait Communications recently announced two additions to its TP9000 series of portable radios—the TP9500 DMR handheld and the TP9600 P25 device, according to an executive with the company.
“These two radios are kind of mid-tier to high-tier radios that fill the gap we had in our portfolio,” Tait Communications COO Yoram Benit said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “Those radios come with a color screen, active noise cancellation. They have better receive audio than any other radio on the market, and the loudness of the radio in a very noisy environment is extremely good. We’ve developed a new algorithm and invented new hardware to enhance the radio.”
Both radios have a color screen, meet IP68 hardening standards and support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, according to Benit.
“They can use it [Wi-Fi] for over-the-air programming and radio management,” he said. “They will be able to use it for voice over IP. They will be able to initiate a PTT call through Wi-Fi. They will be able to connect it to any programmed network.”
Benit said that the TP9500 and the TP9600 are single-band radios, with the TP9600 being designed to meet the P25 needs primarily of public-safety users in North America and Australia, while the TP9500’s DMR feature set is expected to appeal more to the utility sector.
“We are very dominant in the U.S. with utilities, because we have a very unique solution for utilities—not only in the States but also in many countries around the world,” Benit said. “Utilities like our product, because we have a very unique DMR solution designed for utilities.”
Tait Communications has a U.S. reseller agreement with L3Harris—previously known as Harris, before a merger this year between that company and L3—which will impact how users may see the two new radios branded, according to Benit.
“When Tait sells the radio, they’re going to be branded as Tait. But, if we sell the radios through L3Harris … those radios will be co-branded, so you will see ‘Harris, powered by Tait,’” Benit said.
Tait Communications is accepting orders for the TP9500 and TP9600, and the radios are expected to begin shipping in December, Benit said.