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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  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

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  |  Critical communications , Events

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  |  TETRA radios , PMR radios

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!

29 Dec 2017 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios , TETRA future , Paging

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.

18 Dec 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  Critical communications , TETRA future

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.

4 Dec 2017 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications