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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

Busting the myths of professional app use »

You might think you know how professionals use mobile apps – but do you really? The latest Airbus mobile app survey took an in-depth look at how professional organizations go about getting apps, how they use them, what their priorities are and what they expect of their app vendors. The results deliver some surprises so let’s dive in and bust ten myths of professional app use.

10 Apr 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Professional apps

How to use 7 communication security strategies like the pros »

Critical organizations need total security for their professional communications. Indeed the high security enabled by today’s dedicated Tetrapol and TETRA networks has been one of their key selling points. In addition, it is vital to ensure security in other areas. Which are the seven strategies of security that need to be used so that operations do not become compromised – today or in the...

27 Mar 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications

What Wikipedia can't tell you about hackathons »

Buzzword it might be, but the term “hackathon” frequently comes up in discussions. Yet, do you know what a hackathon actually is and why they are organized? What is so great about working 24 hours straight or a whole weekend, bringing your idea to life? Participants in an Airbus Critical App Challenge – a hackathon like event – reveal things that you won’t find elsewhere.

13 Mar 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

7 reasons why you don't need a more powerful radio »

A patchy radio connection and black spots are definitely to be avoided when professionals need a radio for their jobs. To avoid such issues, you might think it reasonable to specify a radio with more output power. It’s a logical, gut reaction - but not really helpful! Why? Here are 7 reasons why a higher-power radio is not the best answer when you want more coverage and better communication.

23 Jan 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  PMR radios , TETRA radios