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3 important benefits from hybrid communications at Dubai Airport »

Dubai International airport (DXB) is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. Their use of advanced hybrid communications has brought them three important benefits.

31 Mar 2020 by Iliass Tamouro  |  5 min read
Critical communications, Airport comms, TETRA and 5G

Effective communication boosts preparedness in healthcare and hospitals »

During challenging times, secure and reliable communications in healthcare can improve operational efficiency and response times significantly. However, all the procedures must be planned beforehand in order to be ready to apply them immediately when needed. 

19 Mar 2020 by Jouni Kemppainen  |  6 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, Comms for medical teams

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 worth a...

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

How to improve situational awareness when managing large events - case football fireworks »

Security systems that share intelligence allow for collaboration and go beyond radio communications to empower professionals to focus fully on their mission. Just imagine the following drama - 

13 Jan 2020 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  5 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Events

Want to get the most out of TETRA and 4G/5G? Follow this tip »

There is a lot of talk about TETRA and 4G/5G, both together and separately.  Some may think that TETRA is already yesterday’s technology and 4G/5G is the bright hope of tomorrow. The truth is that both have their benefits and limitations – but the trick is how to combine these technologies to get the best of both worlds?

18 Dec 2019 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  6 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps

Professional apps – what do users need right now? »

Public safety and other professionals have come a long way with mobile apps, with around two thirds now using apps in their day-to-day work. The landscape is very different from only five years ago. User organizations are no longer simply planning to use mobile apps, but are making growing use of the many advantages that apps have to offer. Yet, apps are still not being adopted in a professional...

11 Dec 2019 by Tapio Savunen  |  4 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

How to easily adopt a smart push-to-talk solution for industry use »

Many industries are currently facing the need for digitalizing their team communication solutions. Moving from push-to-talk radios to futureproof smart solutions requires lots of planning to succeed. But how to avoid major pitfalls in transition? And how to guarantee the continuity of operations and to keep up the performance throughout the changes?

5 Dec 2019 by Piia Nikula  |  6 min read
Critical communications, Professional apps

Battery life: What to look for in your duty smartphone? »

As a mission-critical user, you do not want your devices to run out of battery in critical situations. But what do you need to know about battery life before bringing smartphones or hybrid devices into professional use? What are the most important smartphone battery requirements? There are five essential things you’ll want to consider.

25 Oct 2019 by Jukka Saari  |  9 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

How to use TETRA and smartphones in a hybrid way »

This is the second in a series of blog posts on how to bring smart and hybrid devices into professional use. We cover many topics to help organizations move from traditional radio communication to a system that adds complementary broadband data. Today’s question is: How to use TETRA and smartphones in a hybrid way, or in other words: How does TETRA fit with smartphones?

9 Jul 2019 by Jukka Saari  |  11 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G