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The first things you need to know about adopting mission-critical smartphones and apps »

Public safety organizations and businesses already use smart devices for non-critical purposes. Now however, thanks to 5G technology, these organizations can have mission-critical broadband that ensures the use of smart devices in all of their critical operations. So how should organizations go about this adoption?

18 Jun 2021 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  11 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Hybrid devices

7 things you need to know about PTT services »

A push-to-talk (PTT) solution lets you talk to a group of people at the press of a button. With PTT on your smartphone, you don't have to waste time making multiple calls to coordinate with your team. But that’s just the start. Choose a strong PTT service and you can expect even more. How much more? Read these 7 tips about PTT services to find out. Some of them may surprise you!

28 May 2021 by Piia Nikula  |  9 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

Why do people think hybrid solutions are a good idea? »

What do organizations seek to achieve with hybrid networks? Over the last five years, visitors to the Airbus/SLC website have been asked this when they have expressed an interest for hybrid solutions and broadband evolution. Most of the respondents think that hybrid networks are a good idea for five reasons.

30 Mar 2021 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  9 min read
Critical communications

How to recognize a professional push-to-talk application »

A professional push-to-talk app has to deliver certain things which a generic PTT app cannot deliver at all. When choosing a PTT app for professional use, what should you look for? We look at 17 must-haves for a professional PTT app.

16 Feb 2021 by Pierre-Yves Roy  |  9 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

What is the surprising benefit from Industry 4.0 for enterprises? »

Did you know that there is a way for enterprises and industrial sites to get a surprising benefit from Industry 4.0 transformation? Put your data backbone to work and you could fix things faster, get more flexibility with remote access, and avoid compromising security. What is it that can deliver all this to industrial sites and enterprises?

5 Feb 2021 by Timo Harju  |  7 min read
Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

7 quick tips: this year's best pieces of content »

Happy Holidays! Take a look at the most popular, most attractive contents on the Airbus / Secure Land Communications website. As a bonus, I will also recommend one topical blog post and one interesting document which both deserve a wider audience!

21 Dec 2020 by Tiina Saaristo  |  7 min read
Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service

How to avoid the 7 biggest location tracking mistakes »

Bringing smart or hybrid devices into professional use involves a lot of decisions - in many cases, they're not ones you want to jump into without a little thought or planning. Introducing location tracking of people and objects is one of these, but some common mistakes can restrict your results, often without you even realizing they exist. There are seven common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

1 Dec 2020 by Mika Myllymäki  |  11 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA future, Professional apps, Hybrid devices

Four facts that make you smarter about professional app trends »

In 2020, the fifth consecutive Airbus survey into the state of professional apps gathered insights from hundreds of professionals like yourself. The survey identified how your peers adopt apps, and this year’s report reveals their priorities, challenges and plans as well. What were the key findings? Let’s find out.

20 Nov 2020 by Tapio Savunen  |  5 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA future, Professional apps

Do you have this wrong idea about IP protection ratings for mobile devices? »

What do you think - which mobile device has better protection against dust and water, one with IP65 classification or another that is IP67 rated? IP67, right? Because the number is bigger? Wrong. A mobile device with IP67 rating is not necessarily better than IP65. But why? This blog post explains all about IP protection ratings.

12 Nov 2020 by Jukka Saari  |  8 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, Hybrid devices