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Tait Tough: Radio Thrown Down a Hill in a Trash Can

We built the new Tait TP9400 to be one of the toughest radios ever made. After repeatedly exceeding the Military Specification tests, we decided to get a little more creative and see if we couldn't destroy the radio. Will it survive being tossed into a trash can and down a large hill? Watch to find out how tough our Tait radios really are.

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CIA moves IT to the cloud

CIA moves IT to the cloud

In what may be the ultimate confirmation of perceived reliability, the Central Intelligence Agency recently announced they would be moving their data and much of their operating software into "the cloud." - Full Story

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Drunk Fla. woman calls 911 because she's lonely

Drunk Fla. woman calls 911 because she's lonely

She was arrested on a charge of abuse of 911, she had called for the same reason 5 times in March - Full Story

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Audio: Boston dispatch details police heroics

Almost an hour of audio details the frantic conversations between dispatchers, medics, and police - Full Story

Columns

911 call takers are behind-the-scenes heroes Michelle Perin - Communications and Communicators

911 call takers are behind-the-scenes heroes

During this National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the community recognizes these first first responders for what they are: Heroes - Full Story

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Pa. woman cited for calling 911 seeking divorce

Police explained to the woman that no crime had been committed and cited her for disorderly conduct - Full Story

Columns

Bomb threats: There's an app for that Doug Page - Homeland Technology

Bomb threats: There's an app for that

New app provides emergency managers easy access to map-based bomb standoff distances and hazmat spill evacuation areas - Full Story

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Tait Tough: Radio hit by a bowling ball

We built the new Tait TP9400 to be one of the toughest radios ever made. After repeatedly exceeding the Military Specification tests, we decided to get a little more creative and see if we couldn't destroy the radio. Will it survive being hit by a full sized bowling ball? Watch to find out how tough our Tait radios really are.

Videos

New technoloy gives police eyes inside schools

Unique surveillance video crime-fighting tool gives Baltimore, OH police dept. an edge in the event of a school shooting, allowing them to see every room of a school from their squad.

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NJ cop builds custom tablet for police work

The officer was tired of the usual mountain of paperwork, so he joined a tech start-up and did something about it - Full Story



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