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Revealed – the top 5 downloads of 2018 »

Here are the top five downloads from the Airbus / Secure Land Communications website in 2018 – and a  bonus tip to check one blog post and one download. (I think the two bonus items deserve a wider audience!)

19 Dec 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , Professional apps

7 ways to make the most of a single key press on the radio »

You depend on your TETRA radio every day. It must be easy to use. Yet today’s radios are super-powerful tools with many features and options. A logical menu structure makes it intuitive to navigate to and select any of the radio’s capabilities. However, to activate your most commonly used functions, what could be quicker and easier than a single key press? Here are seven useful (and...

13 Dec 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  TETRA radios

What everyone is saying about professional apps »

The third Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2017 to January 2018. We analysed the 112 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.

23 Nov 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Professional apps vs. mainstream apps – what is the difference? »

Imagine a police officer, or anyone who uses a professional radio. They may look at a smartphone and then at their radio and think: “I could use some of these smart apps in my job. They would make my work a lot easier and more efficient.” Could it work? Would it be a good idea? How do consumer apps differ from professional apps?

9 Nov 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Professional apps , Public safety apps

What does "TETRA over LTE" mean? »

TETRA over LTE? Public safety LTE? What do these things really mean? Ask an engineer to explain what TETRA over LTE means and they may say something like: "TETRA over LTE is an LTE smart device application and an interface in the TETRA service core to connect from the smart device to TETRA services, using a secured VPN tunnel over LTE data access." Okay, but what does that mean in everyday...

23 Oct 2018 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  Critical communications

How to solve TETRA radio buyers' top 5 problems »

What is your biggest challenge when buying TETRA radios? That's the question we put to our readers. People like you. Hundreds responded. Their answers are revealing. It seems there are five top issues radio buyers face, from getting best value for money to ensuring total security. This post reveals how to solve these top five challenges.

1 Oct 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios

Extreme traffic? Here's how to keep your critical users always connected »

Do your key radio users need to keep in touch, even when traffic reaches extreme levels, say during a serious incident or at a major event? If so, there are two solutions that could be just what you’re looking for - and as a bonus, they are also very cost-effective to set up and use.

13 Sep 2018 by Janne Tarkiainen  |  Critical communications

How to recognize a professional push-to-talk application »

There are things that a professional push-to-talk app just has to deliver, but which a generic PTT app cannot. When choosing a PTT app for professional use, what should you look for? We look at 12 must-haves for a professional PTT app.

2 Jul 2018 by Pierre-Yves Roy  |  Professional apps , Public safety apps , Critical communications

Three reasons I loved Critical Communications World this year »

The doors to Critical Communications World (CCW) closed in Berlin on 17 May 2018 following three days of intense activity. It was busy, it was tiring, but it was also very informative and enjoyable. After a few days of reflection, I have identified what made CCW so worthwhile this year. Here are my three reasons for loving this event, and one thing that really caught me by surprise.

23 May 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Events , Critical communications