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What is the secret recipe for successful public safety command? »

People living in Mexico’s state of Querétaro are among the safest in the country – and with 2,000,000 citizens to look after, keeping them that way is a tall order. One of the world’s most exciting and modern command centres is part of the reason. But what’s behind the centre’s success?

25 Jun 2019 by Minna Kuronen  |  6 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Tetrapol

This is what professionals really want to know about hybrid devices »

If you’re keen to know how to get the best of professional radio and combine it with all the advantages of modern smartphone apps, you’ve come to the right place. Over the last three years, visitors to our website have been telling us about their biggest challenges when buying radios. One of the most common topics was about how to combine TETRA and 4G/5G. Inspired by that, I present “17 questions...

18 Jun 2019 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  23 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps

14 brilliant quotes on the critical communications future »

The critical communications sector faces unprecedented pressure and change. Transformative technologies, political turbulence, social recalibration – little is as it was even a few years ago. To provide insight for you in this challenging situation, we asked a selection of the industry’s leading thinkers to share their views of the future of critical communications and the challenges that many...

17 May 2019 by Tiina Saaristo  |  5 min read
Critical communications

Manage your smartphones, hybrid devices and apps - professionally »

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts on how to bring smart and hybrid devices into professional use. We will cover many topics, from tools to processes to features, offering help to organizations tackling this type of transition. A hybrid device is one that takes advantage of a PMR technology such as TETRA, Tetrapol or DMR and complements that with broadband.  Today’s question is: How...

17 Apr 2019 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  4 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps

4 simple ways to ensure a better broadband future »

Mobile broadband is clearly in the sights of many organizations using narrowband radio communications. They see mobile broadband as an effective way to achieve new levels of operational efficiency, safety and security. But what are the essential considerations every operator should think about when planning a broadband future?

1 Feb 2019 by Tapio Savunen  |  6 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Tetrapol

7 ways to make the most of a single key press on the radio »

You depend on your TETRA radio every day. It must be easy to use. Yet today’s radios are super-powerful tools with many features and options. A logical menu structure makes it intuitive to navigate to and select any of the radio’s capabilities. However, to activate your most commonly used functions, what could be quicker and easier than a single key press? Here are seven useful (and potentially...

13 Dec 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  8 min read
TETRA radios

What everyone is saying about professional apps »

The third Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2017 to January 2018. We analysed the 112 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.

23 Nov 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  16 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps

How to solve TETRA radio buyers' top 5 problems »

What is your biggest challenge when buying TETRA radios? That's the question we put to our readers. People like you. Hundreds responded. Their answers are revealing. It seems there are five top issues radio buyers face, from getting best value for money to ensuring total security. This post reveals how to solve these top five challenges.

1 Oct 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  13 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios

Extreme traffic? Here's how to keep your critical users always connected »

Do your key radio users need to keep in touch, even when traffic reaches extreme levels, say during a serious incident or at a major event? If so, there are two solutions that could be just what you’re looking for - and as a bonus, they are also very cost-effective to set up and use.

13 Sep 2018 by Janne Tarkiainen  |  7 min read
Critical communications