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Be a better PMR radio buyer - 7 tips that really work

Aug 11, 2017 10:59:49 AM , Bruno Milard

So it’s finally time. You’ve decided your organization needs new PMR radios. Maybe your next step is to write a RFP (request for proposal), send it out to radio vendors and choose the best offer.

But, how do you identify the best fit? How can you know the radios will meet your needs? How do you pick a vendor that “gets you” and understands the challenges you face? Clearly, you need to identify a list of important criteria and tasks to ensure the right solution.

So hang on, don't send out that RFP before checking these seven things:

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Jun 30, 2017 2:50:48 PM , Christophe Calvez

Your ABC guide to smartphone security terms

Do you sometimes get lost in the world of acronyms and abbreviations? It seems like every day there is a new TLA, or Three Letter Acronym, to get our heads around.

The IT and communications world is full of acronyms, abbreviations and new terms that people just seem to assume everybody knows. This is partly because a lot of new things are being created and they need names and partly because there is a desire to build excitement around a new idea.

It’s no surprise that the world of secure smartphones for professional users is a rich source of new terms and abbreviations. With new threats rearing their heads weekly, developers are fighting to keep networks and terminals secure, producing a stream of new techniques and definitions in the process.

Here are 13 terms from the area of device related security – see if you know your TETRA stack from your bootloader!

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Jun 23, 2017 11:36:00 AM , Catalin Gheorghiu

What you need to know about professional apps today

More than three-quarters of professional organisations are either using or planning to use mobile apps in the near future, says the second Airbus survey of professional app users.

These professionals are taking the app message on board and getting many advantages from the use of apps in critical communications.

This was only one of the findings from the survey.

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Jun 16, 2017 3:34:14 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

Success stories and case studies from around the world

Across the world, professionals rely on their radios when communication is critical. Our customers are professionals representing public safety, transport, industry and other organizations who need reliable and secure radio communication solutions in their daily work.

Meet some of our customers through Customer Stories!

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Jun 9, 2017 11:55:01 AM , Tapio Mäkinen

Why a hybrid network is a great idea for airports

Arriving at an airport, whether for a holiday or a business trip, you expect things to go smoothly. Check-in, security, luggage handling, boarding – all depend on good communications.  This blog post explains why a hybrid TETRA/broadband network really meets an airport’s needs.

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Jun 2, 2017 12:46:34 PM , Jouni Kemppainen

How to fix 4 common problems for medical teams

All medical professionals face the same problem – constantly up against the clock while trying to save lives. This involves plenty of teamwork, particularly in trauma teams and emergency surgery. Delaying an extra second could mean someone’s life, so it’s vital that team members work together seamlessly. But even the most efficient teams need a little help.

Professional radio communications can solve all sorts of issues, but most of them boil down to four problems that many medical professionals struggle with.

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May 26, 2017 2:42:18 PM , Igor Vinogradoff

A few of my favourite things at CCW 2017

This year saw my second CCW event, but it was far from being a case of “Déjà-vu”. In my earlier blog post I promised that Airbus would not repeat itself and we did some things very differently.

Here are five of my favourites:

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May 19, 2017 12:55:00 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

Why not have both TETRA and LTE?

If you are a PMR professional, it is almost certain that you have used broadband and apps professionally or thought about it. It is true that broadband technologies such as LTE offer great possibilities. New multimedia-enriched messaging or video transmissions from the field can bring new efficiencies to everyday operations.

Where does trusty TETRA fit in these scenarios?

The answer: TETRA and LTE complement each other. And there are 50 ways that TETRA can provide the long-term support you need.

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May 12, 2017 12:24:14 PM , Christophe Calvez

What is the professional approach to smartphone security?

Applications for smartphones go together like strawberries and cream – but where there are apps, there is danger for the smartphone user.

Because they are widely used and easy to develop software for, cybercriminals are increasingly targeted Android-based and other mobile devices, using apps as a way in. How should professionals safeguard against this threat?

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May 5, 2017 12:43:25 PM , Tiina Saaristo

8 things I would like to have seen in Key Touch magazine

I’ll let you in on a little secret. For every article that appears in Key Touch magazine, the editors come up with ideas for at least seven more. They may work on some and realize that, for one reason or another, there isn’t a story there for a magazine. Or the idea will be postponed.

Here’s another secret – or actually, eight of them. These are 8 topics that have been presented as an idea for Key Touch and were never realized. However, I would very much have liked to see these 8 stories come to life!

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