How to use PMR and be better than James Bond

Published: 11 Dec 2015
Author: Tiina Saaristo

James Bond overcomes his enemies with hi-tech gadgets that the ever ingenious "Q" provides. But you can do so much better than Bond with solutions that Airbus can provide!

Bond's gadget - Pager on a key chain or wristwatch


This regular pager was not very sophisticated, even though it was cleverly hidden as an everyday object. You can use the P8GR active TETRA pager instead. It does more than beeps – it also lets you respond.

Bond's gadget - Lektor decoder


Bond used the typewriter-sized decoding device to decipher encrypted Russian messages. These days, bad guys (or Bond either) cannot eavesdrop on your confidential communications when you use a PMR radio with authentication, air-interface encryption and end-to-end encryption.

Bond's gadget - Homing beacon


Bond used a homing beacon to track people, cars and ships. If you use a TETRA radio from Airbus, your HQ can keep track of your position using AVL/APL, thanks to its built-in GPS device.

Bond's gadget - Clothing brush communicator


This was a radio hidden inside a clothing brush. Bond used it to transmit messages in Morse code. But messaging via Morse code is so last season! Cool operatives like you can use their secure radio to tap text messages. A status message is even quicker to send!

Bond's gadget - The Felix lighter


Bond used this radio transmitter/receiver disguised as a car cigarrette lighter to contact his friend. But you can go even more invisible! Use the thinnest TETRA radio, the TH1n as covert. It fits in the pocket of a dinner jacket - just use the pocket clip holder to place it conveniently. The radio is so slim that it is not visible to outsiders. Connect a discreet headset to listen and talk.

Beyond Bond’s gadgets: Communications on the move


The TB3p mini base station integrates into a piece of nifty carry-on-luggage. Use the TB3p for secure communications even in areas with no network coverage whatsoever - North or South Pole, the Sahara desert, or who knows, even in orbit.

If you need even more features than the smart standalone base station can provide: choose the Taira TETRA Server. It fits easily into the trunk of an Aston Martin, between the machine guns and rear firing oil sprayers.


In addition to beating Bond in the gadgets game, your PMR radio can bring you real benefits. Learn more from the eBook "5 ways that a TETRA radio could improve your operations ...and save you money".


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