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For public safety and other professionals: secure hybrid communications and modern digital radio

How to recognize a professional push-to-talk application

Jul 2, 2018 2:29:11 PM , Pierre-Yves Roy

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.

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May 23, 2018 9:47:00 AM , Tiina Saaristo

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.

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Apr 10, 2018 12:28:14 PM , Rahim Zaknoun

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.

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Mar 27, 2018 11:12:00 AM , Tiina Saaristo

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 future?

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Mar 13, 2018 4:33:59 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

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 the recent Critical App Challenge – a hackathon like event – reveal things that you won’t find elsewhere.

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

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.

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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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