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What is the professional approach to smartphone security? »

Applications for smartphones go together like strawberries and cream – but where there are apps, there is danger for the smartphone user. Because they are widely used and easy to develop software for, cybercriminals are increasingly targeted Android-based and other mobile devices, using apps as a way in. How should professionals safeguard against this threat?

12 May 2017 by Christophe Calvez  |  3 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications

Which apps would professionals like to use? »

Let’s get one thing straight – smartphones and apps aren't just for consumers. Professional organisations, including police, fire fighters and paramedics, are using apps. But which apps are they using and what would they like to use more of? The second Airbus Mobile App Survey provides some of the answers.

21 Apr 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  3 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications

What makes a great user management tool for hybrid networks? »

If your organization has both smartphone users and PMR radio users, are you managing them in the best way? Some users will carry both devices, and will be on different networks. How can you stay on top if your subscriber management tools are separate? There are several characteristics that separate superb subscriber management from the rest of the pack. Here are five must-haves for efficient...

31 Mar 2017 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  6 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G

Making the difficult easier - ISI is coming to life »

TETRA is a marvelous tool for communicating between individuals, groups and organisations but what of the next level – between whole countries? It is certainly possible – the Inter System Interface or ISI has been around for some years but only now is it really starting to bring practical results as countries link up their authority TETRA networks.

24 Mar 2017 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  4 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G

Active paging lets you know who’s ready to help »

Modern pagers don’t just go beep. Two-way comms let you know exactly who is coming to help with your emergency.

3 Mar 2017 by Petra Vakiala  |  3 min read
Paging

How to avoid 5 communication challenges thanks to your radio »

Do you find your radios difficult to use? Ever have the signal drop out, cutting you off from dispatchers? Read on to discover how TETRA radios can solve these challenges as well as others that users and the network may face.

3 Feb 2017 by Jukka Saari  |  5 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios

Smarter radios rewrite the rules »

Ever wondered why TETRA radios work the way they do? Could they be more like the devices we use in our everyday lives? Can a smartphone cut it in the demanding world of emergency services? The whole concept of professional communication is changing as it adapts to new ways that people work. A novel product is set to rewrite the rules of professional communication. Read on for the full story.

20 Jan 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  4 min read
Public safety apps, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G

Why group calls must tick the critical communications boxes »

We often see tables comparing radio technologies or solutions, with 'group call' marked with a single yes/no check box. Yet, is that really fair? A group call is much more than 'yes, it can be done', or 'no, only one-to-one calls are possible'. How much more? A lot more. Here are ten capabilities that first spring to mind when I think about group calls.

6 Jan 2017 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  7 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios

Eight tips to extend the battery life for your duty smartphone »

Your new duty mobile phone or hybrid device looks good and will keep you and your customers safe – but how do you make sure you will still have battery power left at the end of your shift? Most smartphones use Li-On batteries these days – and here are eight great ways to make your device run for longer between recharges.

16 Dec 2016 by Mika Myllymäki  |  6 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications