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Four ways to tell if you're living in a city that's getting smarter

Sep 22, 2017 11:12:10 AM , Pierre-Yves Roy

With more of us living in cities than ever before, urban life is under pressure and there seems like there is more of everything – people, traffic, energy use, journeys, pollution, congestion and waste.

Cities will have to get smarter to deal with all this – but how do you tell if your city is smart? How do you know it is evolving to meet these challenges?

Here's a look at four signs that a city is changing and becoming a city of the future.

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Sep 11, 2017 11:43:54 AM , Rahim Zaknoun

What virtual reality could mean for you professionally - right now

A fire brigade commander looks around at the devastating scene before him – a burning lorry is overturned on the highway, threatening to set fire to other vehicles. Injured people stagger from their cars, helped by paramedics and firefighters.

Yet, he has not left his control room. How is it possible?

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Aug 25, 2017 12:11:55 PM , Mika Myllymäki

Take five – videos show how smartphones can transform your work

When buying new smartphones for your organization, what do you do? Read reviews, talk to colleagues and industry experts?

If you’re confused about all the changing technology, you might even look at market reports on the changes in the rugged smartphone markets.

Reports are fine as far as they go, but eventually you have to bite the bullet and get into the specifics of products and how they are actually used. And to do that, you can’t do better than watching four Tactilon Dabat videos. Here are five reasons you should give them a view:

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Aug 18, 2017 11:58:36 AM , Tapio Mäkinen

5 big benefits of hybrid networks for smart airports

Airports depend on professional radio communications to run their operations smoothly. By going ‘smart’ and adopting a hybrid network that delivers the best of both TETRA and broadband broadband solutions, airports can reduce operating costs, manage flights more effectively and improve security.

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Aug 11, 2017 10:59:49 AM , Bruno Milard

Be a better PMR radio buyer - 7 tips that really work

So it’s finally time. You’ve decided your organization needs new PMR radios. Maybe your next step is to write a RFP (request for proposal), send it out to radio vendors and choose the best offer.

But, how do you identify the best fit? How can you know the radios will meet your needs? How do you pick a vendor that “gets you” and understands the challenges you face? Clearly, you need to identify a list of important criteria and tasks to ensure the right solution.

So hang on, don't send out that RFP before checking these seven things:

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Jun 30, 2017 2:50:48 PM , Christophe Calvez

Your ABC guide to smartphone security terms

Do you sometimes get lost in the world of acronyms and abbreviations? It seems like every day there is a new TLA, or Three Letter Acronym, to get our heads around.

The IT and communications world is full of acronyms, abbreviations and new terms that people just seem to assume everybody knows. This is partly because a lot of new things are being created and they need names and partly because there is a desire to build excitement around a new idea.

It’s no surprise that the world of secure smartphones for professional users is a rich source of new terms and abbreviations. With new threats rearing their heads weekly, developers are fighting to keep networks and terminals secure, producing a stream of new techniques and definitions in the process.

Here are 13 terms from the area of device related security – see if you know your TETRA stack from your bootloader!

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Jun 16, 2017 3:34:14 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

Success stories and case studies from around the world

Across the world, professionals rely on their radios when communication is critical. Our customers are professionals representing public safety, transport, industry and other organizations who need reliable and secure radio communication solutions in their daily work.

Meet some of our customers through Customer Stories!

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Jun 2, 2017 12:46:34 PM , Jouni Kemppainen

How to fix 4 common problems for medical teams

All medical professionals face the same problem – constantly up against the clock while trying to save lives. This involves plenty of teamwork, particularly in trauma teams and emergency surgery. Delaying an extra second could mean someone’s life, so it’s vital that team members work together seamlessly. But even the most efficient teams need a little help.

Professional radio communications can solve all sorts of issues, but most of them boil down to four problems that many medical professionals struggle with.

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May 26, 2017 2:42:18 PM , Igor Vinogradoff

A few of my favourite things at CCW 2017

This year saw my second CCW event, but it was far from being a case of “Déjà-vu”. In my earlier blog post I promised that Airbus would not repeat itself and we did some things very differently.

Here are five of my favourites:

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May 19, 2017 12:55:00 PM , Tapio Mäkinen

Why not have both TETRA and LTE?

If you are a PMR professional, it is almost certain that you have used broadband and apps professionally or thought about it. It is true that broadband technologies such as LTE offer great possibilities. New multimedia-enriched messaging or video transmissions from the field can bring new efficiencies to everyday operations.

Where does trusty TETRA fit in these scenarios?

The answer: TETRA and LTE complement each other. And there are 50 ways that TETRA can provide the long-term support you need.

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