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GME DISCONTINUES TX3550S, REPLACED BY XRS-370C
15 November 2016
The TX3550S UHF CB radio with SoundPath speaker microphone has been discontinued and the replacement model XRS-370C is now available. The popular...
What is an LED?
4 October 2016
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a p–n junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a...
Discoveries and Early LED Devices
4 October 2016
Green electroluminescence from a point contact on a crystal of SiC recreates Round's original experiment from 1907. Electroluminescence as a...
Working Principles of LEDs
4 October 2016
The inner workings of an LED, showing circuit (top) and band diagram (bottom) A P-N junction can convert absorbed light energy into a proportional...
Considerations for LEDs in Use
4 October 2016
Power sources     Simple LED circuit with resistor for current limiting The current–voltage characteristic of an LED is similar...
VHF Marine Radio Frequencies
1 October 2016
International VHF Marine Radio Channels & Frequencies  Channel Tx Frequency ...
Variable LED Message Signs
29 September 2016
A variable- (also changeable, electronic, or dynamic) message sign, often abbreviated VMS, CMS, or DMS, and in the UK known as a matrix sign,is an...
Push Wireless Bay of Plenty Launch
27 September 2016
You are invited to the Push Wireless Bay of Plenty Launch Come and learn about New Zealand’s first Digital Tier 3 Two Way Radio network, Push...
Changes to Maritime Radio Channels
8 September 2016
Changes to the Maritime Mobile Repeater allocations Maritime radio channels will be changing on 1 October 2016 New Zealand,...
Motorola Mototrbo Range
7 July 2016
The Motorola Digital Portable range includes... DP2400 DP2600 DP3400 and DP3401 DP4400 and DP4401 DP3441 DP4600 and DP4601 DP3600 and...
Five Trends Driving Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Innovation
7 June 2016
      Listening to customers’ needs and feedback is the best way to determine how technology solutions can help...
Truckers can now go fully paperless for off-road refunds
24 March 2016
Published 24 March 2016 by Sara Goessi Claiming off-road refunds is now a completely paperless process for EROAD customers. Until now,...
Tait redefines the boundaries of critical communications at IWCE
18 March 2016
Friday, 18 March, 2016 – Houston, USA When the safety of your people is key, organizations want to be sure that their critical...
Tait appoints new Chief Technology Officer
2 February 2016
Ross Spearman, CTO, Tait Communications Tuesday, 2 February, 2016 – Christchurch, New Zealand Iconic New Zealand...
Kiwis distributing Kiwi made products and saving the Kiwi
15 October 2015
The stressful job of hatching and rearing kiwi chicks has been made easier for the dedicated team at New Zealand’s largest kiwi breeding...
Icom IC-M506 Wins Best Marine Radio
6 October 2015
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Listen Up
15 September 2015
Nick Cohen takes a look at buying a VHF, aerials and provides a comprehensive list of VHF units available in New Zealand and Australia. Article:...
Hytera VHF Digital Radio with GPS Tracking
12 August 2015
CASE STUDY Hytera VHF Digital Mobile Radio Handheld and base Radio with GPS tracking Client: Rotoiti Lodge Outdoor Education Centre. Radio...
Fact Sheet: Alcohol
16 December 2014
Boats and alcohol don’t mix. If you’re on board a boat and intoxicated, you are a danger to yourself as well as needlessly...
Fact Sheet: Lifejackets
15 December 2014
Lifejackets are life savers Research commissioned by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) shows that people who wear lifejackets on the water are...
Motorsport Radio Packages
24 September 2014
Motorsport Radio Packages from Mobile Systems Get the best comms for your team so that they can outperform the opposition on the track......
Icom NZ launches its IP Radio
28 August 2014
Icom NZ launches its IP Radio – a first for New Zealand Icom has launched the IP100H, an IP (Internet Protocol) radio that is unique in New...
Personal Locator Beacon Comparison Chart
30 June 2014
This is a useful PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) comparative sheet for the RescueMe vs other brands in the market. CLICK HERE to view...
Merry Christmas
10 December 2013
This is a short note to say thanks to you and your team for your support throughout 2013 and we hope to see you again in 2014. Mobile Systems'...
EPIRB Buyers Guide
12 November 2013
EPIRB BUYERS GUIDE NZ Fishing World By John Durrant June 10, 2013   The average fisho is, thankfully, becoming more safety-savvy. As part of...
LED Driving and Worklights now Available
14 August 2013
LED Lamps now available from Mobile Systems Driving lights Daytime running lights Worklights Vehicle marker lights CLICK HERE to view LED Lamps...
LED Light Advantages
14 August 2013
  Efficiency: LEDs emit more light per watt than incandescent light bulbs. The efficiency of LED lighting fixtures is not affected...
Introducing GME's new Marine Multimedia G-Dek
13 August 2013
The G.Dek is a remote-wired marine stereo component system that includes a control head and a multimedia hub. Multiple source inputs include SD Card,...
International Telematics Launches CHECK-MATE
12 August 2013
Telematics (ITL) has launched a driver-focussed display unit for its eRUC unit, the ibright CHECK-MATE. Written by Richard Edwards Tuesday 25 June...
Rental & Hire Terms and Conditions
19 July 2013
 MOBILE SYSTEMS CONDITIONS of HIRE 1)    Delivery and removal of equipment The Hirer authorises MOBILE SYSTEMS to bring its...
New GME Water & Dust proof compact hand held UHF CB Radios
11 July 2013
Introducing the new TX685 & TX6150 compact 3 and 5 watt UHF CB hand held radios from GME. These Australian designed radios are built rugged and...
MOTOTRBO REMASTER YOUR WORKFORCE WITH THE RIGHT SOLUTION
10 July 2013
MOTOTRBO™ REMASTER YOUR WORKFORCE WITH THE RIGHT SOLUTION HELP TEAMS WORK BETTER AND FASTER, TOGETHER Your people are on the factory floor,...
MOTOTRBO DP4000 SERIES DIGITAL TWO-WAY portable RADIOS
10 July 2013
MOTOTRBO DP4000 SERIES DIGITAL TWO-WAY portable RADIOS From the factory worker building components to the road crew making repairs, MOTOTRBO can...
Monitoring the Health of your Tait DMR Network
7 May 2013
EnableMonitor helps you to anticipate and resolve issues before they threaten the communications that your business depends on As one component of...
Hytera DMR Product Lineup Introduction
3 May 2013
Hytera Digital Mobile Radio Introduction Hytera, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative wireless communications equipment and solutions...
Digital Mobile Radio Solution Guide
1 May 2013
Digital Mobile Radio Solution Guide For critical communications in business, DMR Tier 3 digital trunking technology is a modern, scalable solution...
RUC Questions & Answers
22 April 2013
RUC Questions & Answers Am I able to specify RUC weights for vehicles in the type of areas that have more than one band, or is this...
About Hytera Corporation
3 April 2013
Hytera, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional mobile radio communications equipments, is dedicated to bringing most valuable and...
Emergency Locator Beacons Q & A
27 March 2013
WHAT IS A LOCATOR BEACON? A locator beacon is a small electronic device that, on activation, broadcasts a distress signal to a satellite. This...
Portable Radio Q & A
27 March 2013
WHAT RANGE WILL A UHF OR VHF PORTABLE RADIO GIVE ME? Most portable radios are limited to 5 watts output. Generally speaking, range for a portable...
Cellular Antennas Q & A
22 March 2013
Does a Magnet-Mount antenna need to be mounted vertically or can I mount it horizontally?  Cell tower antennas are mounted vertically, so the...
Radio Antennas Q & A
22 March 2013
What is "Gain"? Gain measures how much of the energy sent from the radio to the booster antenna is concentrated in a specific direction,...
Will our portable radios survive the TAIT TOUGH tests?
22 March 2013
Tait radios have a long history of being tough. We recently released the new TP9400, a P25 portable radio built to withstand the toughest...
Radio Over Internet Protocol
20 March 2013
Radio over Internet Protocol, or RoIP, is similar to VoIP, but augments two-way radio communications rather than telephone calls. From the system...
Does RoIP add Value to Two-Way Radio?
20 March 2013
Does RoIP add value to two-way radio? Radio over internet protocol (RoIP) adds to the value of two-way radio and in many cases replaces telephone...
Radio over IP (RoIP) Benefits
20 March 2013
Radio over IP (RoIP) Benefits Radio over IP offers a cost effective way to interconnect radio systems and operators together. It is a technology...
Using RoIP as Part of a Disaster Recovery Plan
20 March 2013
Using RoIP as Part of a Disaster Recovery Plan With so many natural disasters in recent years (the Christchurch earthquakes, Qld floods and Black...
Walkie Talkies vs. Two Way Radios - Whats the difference?
19 March 2013
Walkie Talkies vs. Two Way Radios: What’s the difference? Many people seem to interchange the terminology when referring to either a walkie...
Two-Way Radio Review
19 March 2013
Two-way Radio Review Please do not make the same, expensive mistakes so many others have made. This review will help you select the correct...
GPS.ORG.NZ Forum on Locator Beacons
18 March 2013
GPS.ORG.NZ Forum on PLBs Timwiel: Hi there - and thanks in advance for any answers given.  I am after recommendations for a PLB or EPIRB for...
NZ Tramper Forum on Locator Beacons
18 March 2013
NZ Tramper Forums Ruatuki: Since almost all my tramping is in backcountry about as remote as you can get in the North Island, and solo, safety is...
Blogs on two-Way Radios in 4WD Vehicles
18 March 2013
OffRoadExpress Forum on 2-Way Radios Adminw2: what radios do you use? do you use UHF CB radio? I'm wanting to buy one and currently have these:...
Blogs on PRS Radios - Mixed Uses
13 March 2013
OffRoadExpress Forum regarding PRS Radios HBpajero: has anyone got the latest GME unit prs? How does it compare to the Uniden? Is there any others...
Police Radio Network Extension Scrapped
8 March 2013
The New Zealand Government has scrapped plans to spend at least $150 million extending the police secure digital radio network beyond the three main...
UHF CB or PRS Radio Q & A
1 March 2013
WHAT RANGE WILL A UHF CB OR PRS RADIO GIVE ME? Generally speaking, range for a CB radio or PRS radio could be anywhere from 1 to 20 kilometers...
AM CB Radios Q & A
1 March 2013
What range will a AM CB radio give me? Generally speaking, range for a CB radio could be anywhere from 1 to 20 kilometers depending on terrain, type...
VHF Radios Q & A
1 March 2013
I saw an ad for two VHF radios for use in my business. Over how great a distance will these radios communicate? VHF radios usually operate in the 1...
Mi5 Company Background
8 February 2013
Mi5 Security Background Delivering unbelievable surveillance - anywhere... We allow people to protect and monitor assets around the world by...
December 2012 Swim Cook Strait Coastguard Charity TradeMe Auctio
24 January 2013
December 2012 Swim Cook Strait Coastguard Charity TradeMe Auction Thank you for taking part in the December 2012 Swim Cook Strait Coastguard...
Mobile Systems Products
6 January 2013
Mobile Communication Systems Portable Radio Communications Mobile Systems provide portable radio batteries and portable radio accessories for the...
IP Linking - An award winning PMR site solution
6 November 2012
IP linking: an award-winning (and quakeproof) PMR site solution! The robustness of MiMOMax’s IP linking was put to the test in 2011 during the...
Understanding the 406 MHz EPIRB
5 November 2012
Understanding the 406 MHz E.P.I.R.B. Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon Service Two networks of satellites are used to manage the...
EPIRBs, PLBs and ELTs
18 September 2012
About EPIRBs, PLBs and ELTs 406 MHz beacons are detected by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. This affects all maritime beacons (EPIRBs),...
Mobile Radio Frequently Asked Questions
4 September 2012
What is MAP27? MAP27 is defined as Mobile Access Protocol for MPT1327 communications equipment. In brief, it permits data exchange between MPT...
Antennas Fequently Asked Questions
4 September 2012
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Antennas and Aerials Does my magnetic-mount antenna need to be mounted vertically or can I mount it...
Xlerate - GPS Fleet Management Solutions
4 September 2012
XLERATE TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY Information Technology has converged to provide businesses with the opportunity to use mobile data solutions as a...
Finding Your Way With GPS
4 September 2012
Finding Your Way With GPS What is the better way to go - in-car GPS system or a GPS-enabled cell phone? If you're shopping for a GPS solution...
Garmin Astro 220 & DC20 or DC30 Dog Collars
4 September 2012
Garmin Astro DC220 and DC320 Receivers & DC20 or DC30 Dog Collars Garmin DC220 and garmin DC320 Receivers Author: Neill Ellis, Prior Vice...
Public AM and FM Channels and Frequency List
1 September 2012
Public AM CB Channel & Frequency List Channel Frequency Channel ...
Tait launches DMR Tier III Solution
1 June 2012
Tait launches DMR Tier III solution at IWCE 2012 Tait Communications are among the first to offer a DMR Tier III mission-critical solution. Tait...
Radio Frequency (RF) Explained
1 September 2011
Radio Frequency (RF) Radio frequency (abbreviated RF, rf, or r.f.) is a term that refers to alternating current (AC) having characteristics such...
About XT
1 September 2011
What is the XT Network? It is Telecom New Zealand's branding for its new mobile network, based on 3G (third generation) technologies. What...
What is a PA System?
1 September 2011
A sound reinforcement system is the combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers that makes live or pre-recorded...
PRS Repeater Channels
1 September 2011
PRS Radio Repeater Channels in New Zealand Whangarei, Channel 6 - operating for about 5 years. Channel 1 Glenfield, Limited coverage, not...
About DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
1 September 2011
About DMR The limitations of analogue technology Although analogue technology still offers some great benefits, low total cost of ownership,...
Radio Frequency Identification Technology
1 September 2011
Radio-frequency Identification Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or...
Bluetooth in Your Car
1 September 2011
Bluetooth in Your Car Look, Ma! No hands! Here’s how you can start talking hands-free in your car. You've likely heard of...
The military standard MIL-STD-810 explained
1 September 2011
MIL-STD-810 by Wikipedia The military standard referred to as MIL-STD-810 "Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Environmental...
What does IP67 mean?
1 September 2011
IP stands for "Ingress Protection" An IP number is used to specify the environmental protection of enclosures around electronic...
GME Announces the MT406G EPIRB
1 September 2011
Back in 2004, Australia’s GME revolutionised the marine safety world with the award winning MT400 406 MHz EPIRB. The MT400 concept, ...
Battery and Charging Technologies
1 September 2011
Battery Technologies Alessandro Volta pioneered the primary electric cell at the turn of the 19th Century. It wasn't until 1859 that the first...
Fonterra Gets Technical With Radio
1 August 2011
KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH TEAMTALKS - August 2011 It’s fair to say that Fonterra needs no introduction to Teamlalk customers. We all know who...
VHF Communication
1 November 2010
Propeller Magazine Oct/Nov 2010 Article – VHF Communication   Keeping in Touch Perhaps one of the most important and often least...
Tait Wins Large US Contract with Digital Radio
1 October 2010
Tait wins large US transit contract with innovative P25 digital radio solution 30th Sep 2010 Tait Radio Communications, a global leader in...
Wireless Communications Explained
1 September 2010
About wireless communications Wireless is a term used to describe telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of...
Intrinsically Safe Radios Questions & Answers
1 September 2010
Intrinsically Safe Portable Radios Overview What is Intrinsically Safe? Intrinsically Safe is electrical equipment that is incapable of releasing...
What to Consider When Shopping for a PA System
1 September 2010
What to Consider When Shopping for a PA System There's a lot to consider when shopping for PA systems. What's best for you? That's a question that...
Bluetooth Connectivity
1 September 2010
What is Bluetooth Wireless Technology? The global short-range wireless standard for personal connectivity of a broad range of electronic devices...
Guidelines to Using Radios on Public Channels
1 September 2010
DO: Listen before transmitting. Always make sure the channel is clear before using, so as to avoid interference to others. Use accepted...
RadioCombo Frequently Asked Questions
1 September 2010
Tait - TeamTalk RadioCombo Deal RadioCombo Frequently Asked Questions What models of radio are available with the RadioCombo? There are three...
Coastguard Eastern Region Radio Frequencies
1 September 2010
Coastguard Eastern Region Radio Frequencies   Location Call Sign ...
Antenna Information
1 September 2010
Groundplanes Explained A groundplane is a flat, electrically reflective surface that some antenna models need to be sited on to work properly. The...
Marine VHF Radio Usage in New Zealand
1 September 2010
Click HERE to view the Maritime New Zealand Radio Handbook for Coastal Vessels Do’s and Don’ts in operating Marine Radios in the...
McMurdo FastFind PLB Benefits
1 September 2010
PLB Rescue Activation Sequence
1 September 2010
TeamTalk RadioCombo Communications Deal
1 September 2010
TeamTalk RadioCombo Deal TeamTalk and Logic Energy have teamed up with selected Tait Dealer Partners to bring to you the best value trunked mobile...
About VHF Marine Radio
1 September 2010
Marine VHF radio is installed on all large ships and most seagoing small craft. It is used for a wide variety of purposes, including summoning...
Motorola Mototrbo Digital Portable Radio Features
1 September 2010
MOTOTRBO Professional Digital Two-Way Radio System The Motorola DP 3400/3401/3600/3601 Portable Radios Shift into digital The next-generation...
Motorola Mototrbo Digital Mobile Radio Features
1 September 2010
MOTOTRBO Professional Digital Two-Way Radio System DM 3400/3401/3600/3601 Mobile Radios Shift into digital... The next-generation professional...
Improving Your Cellular reception
1 September 2010
Tired of Dropped or Missed Calls? Tired of No or Slow Cellular Data? We Can Help! Mobile Systems can help you improve your cell phone signal. If you...
Distress Beacons Frequent Questions and Answers
1 September 2010
What is a distress beacon? A distress beacon is a small electronic device that, on activation, broadcasts a signal to a satellite. This signal...
Digital Radio Helps Keep Council Staff Safe
1 February 2010
The Dominion Post 01-Feb-2010 Page: 6 NZ Infotech By: Claire McEntee Region: Wellington   Digitral Radio Helps Keep Council Staff Safe...
History of GPS Technology
1 September 2009
A History of GPS Technology While GPS technology has recently become omnipresent with a variety of applications that pertain to everyday life,...
How GPS Works
1 September 2009
How GPS Works GPS: A Satellite-Based Navigation System By Fred Zahradnik, About.com The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a technical...
Public Radio Channels Frequently Asked Questions
1 September 2009
Why Use PRS? PRS Radio's are small, lightweight and powerful PRS radio's are perfect to keep a group together, whether you're hiking, camping, at...
Caltreaux Transport's New Rig
1 September 2009
Monty from Caltreaux Transport recently put his new rig on the road. Tait Mobile Radio (BOP) installed: A Tait TM8254 model VHF...
Radio Communications in the Mountains
1 September 2009
Radio Communication Options in Mountainous Areas MOUNTAIN RADIO SERVICE (MRS) What is it the Mountain Radio Service? A high-frequency (HF) radio...
New Business Portable - Affordable Tait Quality
6 April 2009
April 6, 2009 “Design that users will love, combined with the kind of Tait quality that builds confidence.”  That’s the...
Tait Launches New TP8100 Series
1 September 2008
Tait Electronics Limited introduced a new suite of IP67-rated trunked and conventional portable radio solutions with its TP8100 series View the...
Tait Electronics History
1 September 2002
TAIT ELECTRONICS LIMITED This case history was written by Ken McCarthy as part of the CANZ Research Programme at Victoria University The programme...
Farm Owners Syndicate Improves Communication
12 February 2002
Agriculture Mobile Communications Syndicate Date : February 12, 2002 A string of enquiries from rural business people about improved mobile ...