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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  |  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:...

17 Apr 2019 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA future , 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  |  Critical communications , TETRA future , Tetrapol

Revealed – the top 5 downloads of 2018 »

Here are the top five downloads from the Airbus / Secure Land Communications website in 2018 – and a  bonus tip to check one blog post and one download. (I think the two bonus items deserve a wider audience!)

19 Dec 2018 by Tiina Saaristo  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , Professional apps

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  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

What does "TETRA over LTE" mean? »

TETRA over LTE? Public safety LTE? What do these things really mean? Ask an engineer to explain what TETRA over LTE means and they may say something like: "TETRA over LTE is an LTE smart device application and an interface in the TETRA service core to connect from the smart device to TETRA services, using a secured VPN tunnel over LTE data access." Okay, but what does that mean in everyday...

23 Oct 2018 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  Critical communications

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  |  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  |  Critical communications

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