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5 facts you must know about saving money with strong PTT services »

Strong PTT services are advanced, intelligent push-to-talk services that can be connected to IT systems and sensors. Of course, they allow users to talk, and also share images, video, and location information. Sounds like a great solution – but how can it save money for your organization?

30 Sep 2021 by Mika Myllymäki  |  9 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

How to avoid the 7 biggest location tracking mistakes »

Bringing smart or hybrid devices into professional use involves a lot of decisions - in many cases, they're not ones you want to jump into without a little thought or planning. Introducing location tracking of people and objects is one of these, but some common mistakes can restrict your results, often without you even realizing they exist. There are seven common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

1 Dec 2020 by Mika Myllymäki  |  12 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps, Hybrid devices

Fear? Not if you secure your push-to-talk cloud the right way! »

Many professional organizations see a lot of potential in having their communication services hosted in the cloud, but have some concerns about data security. Should they be afraid of the cloud? Do cloud services bring more benefits than they raise security concerns?

13 Oct 2020 by Mika Myllymäki  |  10 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

How to skillfully integrate PMR with an advanced push-to-talk service? »

Are your factory's processes depending on efficient communication? Here are some good news. Advanced PTT brings technological improvements that your previous onsite communication system could only dream of: Enhanced audio quality means clearer instructions and requests. This means fewer misunderstandings and greater responsiveness.  Users can send images and videos. They say a picture is...

7 Feb 2020 by Mika Myllymäki  |  8 min read
Critical communications, Professional apps

Which apps would professionals like to use? »

Let’s get one thing straight – smartphones and apps aren't just for consumers. Professional organisations, including police, fire fighters and paramedics, are using apps. But which apps are they using and what would they like to use more of? The second Airbus Mobile App Survey provides some of the answers.

21 Apr 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  3 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications

Smarter radios rewrite the rules »

Ever wondered why TETRA radios work the way they do? Could they be more like the devices we use in our everyday lives? Can a smartphone cut it in the demanding world of emergency services? The whole concept of professional communication is changing as it adapts to new ways that people work. A novel product is set to rewrite the rules of professional communication. Read on for the full story.

20 Jan 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  4 min read
Public safety apps, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G

Eight tips to extend the battery life for your duty smartphone »

Your new duty mobile phone or hybrid device looks good and will keep you and your customers safe – but how do you  make sure you will still have battery power left at the end of your shift?  Most smartphones use Li-On batteries these days – and here are eight great ways to make your device run for longer between recharges.

16 Dec 2016 by Mika Myllymäki  |  6 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications

Could these nine professional applications work for you too? »

We hear a lot about public safety applications, or apps, designed for professionals, but how would they work in real life? How would a police officer or paramedic actually use them to make their working day go more smoothly? Take police officer John, for example. During the first half hour of his working day, he could easily need and benefit from the following nine apps – and more.

11 Nov 2016 by Mika Myllymäki  |  5 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications

The truth about smartphones: What professionals need but don't get »

Having a smartphone with a push-to-talk function for group communication with a team of people sounds great. For example, volunteers working in an operation led by fire and rescue teams could use their smartphones and a push-to-talk application to communicate in professional TETRA talk groups. It sounds cool but how practical are today's smartphones in practice? Can they deliver the five...

26 Aug 2016 by Mika Myllymäki  |  5 min read
Public safety apps