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Professional apps vs. mainstream apps – what is the difference? »

Imagine a police officer, or anyone who uses a professional radio. They may look at a smartphone and then at their radio and think: “I could use some of these smart apps in my job. They would make my work a lot easier and more efficient.” Could it work? Would it be a good idea? How do consumer apps differ from professional apps?

22 Sep 2020 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  11 min read
Public safety apps, Professional apps

15 things your boss expects you to know about RFID, NFC and IoT »

Let’s say your organization has decided to adopt broadband and apps for professional use. How are RFID, NFC and IoT related to that? Do you need to consider these technologies? If yes, then how? This blog post gives you an overview.

28 Aug 2020 by Jukka Saari  |  19 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

Five must-have features of a hybrid TETRA+LTE device »

What are the most important features of a hybrid (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? That’s what we did and discovered five features that are essential in a hybrid TETRA+LTE device.

4 Aug 2020 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  11 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G

One surprising way for medical teams to increase productivity »

There are three common situations where one surprising thing can really make a difference for medical teams and healthcare professionals. This one thing can save time, increase productivity and help improve the quality of care. How is this possible…and what is it?

24 Jul 2020 by Jouni Kemppainen  |  7 min read
Comms for medical teams

Do you know the secret about Watts and TETRA radio power? (Nobody else will tell you) »

Did you believe that higher output power in your TETRA radio gets you better radio coverage? If so, think again.

14 Jul 2020 by Jukka Saari  |  7 min read
TETRA radios

What does 'TETRA over LTE' mean? »

TETRA over LTE? Public safety LTE? What do these things really mean? Ask an engineer for the meaning of TETRA over LTE and they may say something like: "TETRA over LTE is an LTE smart device application and an interface in the TETRA service core to connect from the smart device to TETRA services, using a secured VPN tunnel over LTE data access." Okay, but what does that mean in everyday terms?

30 Jun 2020 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  10 min read
Critical communications

5 fascinating ways to use critical professional apps »

According to Airbus' sixth annual mobile apps survey, one of the biggest challenges faced by user organizations is finding apps that solve real problems, while also being secure. To help you narrow down your search, here are five of the most fascinating examples of LTE and TETRA working with applications.

17 Jun 2020 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  12 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

How to use 7 communication security strategies like the pros »

Critical organizations need total security for their professional communications. In addition, it is vital to ensure security in other areas. The following are seven strategies of communication security that need to be used so that operations do not become compromised.

5 Jun 2020 by Tiina Saaristo  |  8 min read
Critical communications

Six professional app trends you need to know »

Users are increasingly ready for secure, professional and even cloud-based apps to be part of their operations. This is one of the notable trends revealed by Airbus’ latest survey into the professional apps market. What else did the survey find?

6 May 2020 by Tapio Savunen  |  7 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps