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

Jan 23, 2018 2:34:25 PM , Jukka Saari

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.

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Dec 29, 2017 11:27:02 AM , Tiina Saaristo

Revealed – the top 5 posts and downloads of 2017

Here are the top five blog posts and downloads from Airbus / Secure Land Communications – with three bonus posts that I think deserve a wider audience. Let’s see if they get more attention this time!

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Dec 18, 2017 12:37:45 PM , Mika Myllymäki

Five must-have features of a hybrid TETRA+LTE device

What are the most important features of a dual-mode device to help public safety and other industry professionals in their daily work? Who better to ask than the users themselves with their years of experience in using mobile communications in the field? So that’s what we did and our test users came up with five features they considered essential in a hybrid device.

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Dec 4, 2017 10:12:50 AM , Catalin Gheorghiu

What everyone is saying about professional apps

An Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2016 to January 2017. We analysed the 129 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.

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Nov 20, 2017 9:44:50 AM , Catalin Gheorghiu

Check these 5 things before buying a professional application

Need to save lives but also want to save time and money? Tick off these requirements and get the professional apps you need.

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Nov 3, 2017 12:35:44 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

How a hybrid TETRA and broadband network helps you avoid risks

Today, you may have a TETRA network which you and the users are happy with. Chances are, you may still be looking for ways to complement its voice and narrowband data with new mobile applications on smart devices.

Are you worried about the continuity of your current communications? Do you want to avoid four particular risks?

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Oct 9, 2017 8:39:36 AM , Jukka Saari

The best way to boost Direct Mode range may surprise you

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? The more output power a PMR radio has, the further it will reach in Direct Mode? But not so, think again.

In fact, more radio power will not give you a much better range in Direct Mode (DMO). Read on to learn why – and to discover the best way to achieve the best Direct Mode range.

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Sep 22, 2017 11:12:10 AM , Pierre-Yves Roy

Four ways to tell if you're living in a city that's getting smarter

With more of us living in cities than ever before, urban life is under pressure and there seems like there is more of everything – people, traffic, energy use, journeys, pollution, congestion and waste.

Cities will have to get smarter to deal with all this – but how do you tell if your city is smart? How do you know it is evolving to meet these challenges?

Here's a look at four signs that a city is changing and becoming a city of the future.

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Sep 11, 2017 11:43:54 AM , Rahim Zaknoun

What virtual reality could mean for you professionally - right now

A fire brigade commander looks around at the devastating scene before him – a burning lorry is overturned on the highway, threatening to set fire to other vehicles. Injured people stagger from their cars, helped by paramedics and firefighters.

Yet, he has not left his control room. How is it possible?

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Aug 25, 2017 12:11:55 PM , Mika Myllymäki

Take five – videos show how smartphones can transform your work

When buying new smartphones for your organization, what do you do? Read reviews, talk to colleagues and industry experts?

If you’re confused about all the changing technology, you might even look at market reports on the changes in the rugged smartphone markets.

Reports are fine as far as they go, but eventually you have to bite the bullet and get into the specifics of products and how they are actually used. And to do that, you can’t do better than watching four Tactilon Dabat videos. Here are five reasons you should give them a view:

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