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Why professional smartphones need secure, special gadgets »

This is the fifth in a series of blogs on how to bring smart and hybrid devices, complete with apps, into professional use. The posts cover key topics that help organizations move from traditional radio communication to a system that adds complementary broadband data. Today’s question is: Why do professional smartphones need secure, special gadgets?

27 Oct 2020 by Jukka Saari  |  16 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

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

9 proven methods that are winning Mexican citizens' trust »

If people don’t trust the police, they are less likely to call them for help, which undermines the justice system. Recognizing the importance of public confidence, Querétaro state in Mexico has implemented several initiatives to build greater trust in its police. In this exclusive interview, Mr. Juan Martin Granados Torres, Secretary of Government, State of Querétaro, reveals nine proven methods...

6 Oct 2020 by Sergio Solorzano  |  10 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Tetrapol

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