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

There are things that a professional push-to-talk app just has to deliver, but which a generic PTT app cannot. When choosing a PTT app for professional use, what should you look for? We look at 12 must-haves for a professional PTT app.

2 Jul 2018 by Pierre-Yves Roy  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Three reasons I loved Critical Communications World this year »

The doors to Critical Communications World (CCW) closed in Berlin on 17 May 2018 following three days of intense activity. It was busy, it was tiring, but it was also very informative and enjoyable. After a few days of reflection, I have identified what made CCW so worthwhile this year. Here are my three reasons for loving this event, and one thing that really caught me by surprise.

23 May 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications , Events

How to use 7 communication security strategies like the pros »

Critical organizations need total security for their professional communications. Indeed the high security enabled by today’s dedicated Tetrapol and TETRA networks has been one of their key selling points. In addition, it is vital to ensure security in other areas. Which are the seven strategies of security that need to be used so that operations do not become compromised – today or in the...

27 Mar 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications

What Wikipedia can't tell you about hackathons »

Buzzword it might be, but the term “hackathon” frequently comes up in discussions. Yet, do you know what a hackathon actually is and why they are organized? What is so great about working 24 hours straight or a whole weekend, bringing your idea to life? Participants in an Airbus Critical App Challenge – a hackathon like event – reveal things that you won’t find elsewhere.

13 Mar 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Revealed – the top 5 posts and downloads of 2017 »

Here are the top five blog posts and downloads from Airbus / Secure Land Communications – with three bonus posts that I think deserve a wider audience. Let’s see if they get more attention this time!

29 Dec 2017 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios , TETRA future , Paging

Five must-have features of a hybrid TETRA+LTE device »

What are the most important features of a 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? So that’s what we did and our test users came up with five features they considered essential in a hybrid device.

18 Dec 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  Critical communications , TETRA future

What everyone is saying about professional apps »

An Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2016 to January 2017. We analysed the 129 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.

4 Dec 2017 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications

Check these 5 things before buying a professional application »

Need to save lives but also want to save time and money? Tick off these requirements and get the professional apps you need.

20 Nov 2017 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

How a hybrid TETRA and broadband network helps you avoid risks »

Today, you may have a TETRA network which you and the users are happy with. Chances are, you may still be looking for ways to complement its voice and narrowband data with new mobile applications on smart devices. Are you worried about the continuity of your current communications? Do you want to avoid four particular risks?

3 Nov 2017 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Critical communications , TETRA future