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Revealed – the top 5 downloads of 2018 »

Here are the top five downloads from the Airbus / Secure Land Communications website in 2018 – and a  bonus tip to check one blog post and one download. (I think the two bonus items deserve a wider audience!)

19 Dec 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , 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

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

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...

5 May 2017 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications

Which 3 requirements must mission-critical comms meet? »

When called out on an emergency, public safety vehicles don’t hang around – police cars, ambulances and fire engines race to the scene and everybody gets out of the way to help them do their job. But it’s not only public safety that nowadays is time-critical. Metro companies, mines, airports, and energy companies also need to have the ability to respond quickly. All these professionals need...

7 Apr 2017 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications

5 things I learned at Critical Communications Europe 2017 »

Critical Communications Europe was held 7-8 February in Copenhagen. The event promised to explore how the collaborative path looks like for critical communications in Europe. I was at the event and had the opportunity to attend several conference sessions in addition to doing stand duty at the Critical Communications Finland exhibition area. This kind of work is always educational! I’ve seen...

24 Feb 2017 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Events

Six reasons TETRA base stations fascinate me »

Engineers are awesome. I love it when they talk about their area of expertise. They may start a sentence in a regular way and then continue with a flow of terms and abbreviations that mean little to me. They often get quite excited about this too. It’s fascinating. I also love engineers because they design and make things - such as base stations that serve PMR radios. Here are six reasons why...

2 Dec 2016 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications

How to build your critical communications investment strategy »

These days, mobile broadband seems to be used by everyone everywhere, such is its phenomenal growth in the last few years. But if you think the technology has reached its limit in how it can be used, think again because the future will bring a myriad of new uses in all aspects of life. Not least of which is its use for mission critical applications, supported by ongoing progress in...

30 Sep 2016 by Tiina Saaristo  |  TETRA future

Expert advice: 5 things that professional push-to-talk can do »

The group call is the most important feature in professional radio communication. With one simple, push-to-talk button, a user is connected to many colleagues at the same time. It’s the ultimate in working together and is very easy to use in professional radio systems such as TETRA. In contrast, in cellular systems, linking up several people to talk together requires setting up a conference...

19 Aug 2016 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications