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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

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

Professional apps vs. mainstream apps – what is the difference? »

Imagine a police officer, or anyone who uses a professional radio. They may look at a smartphone and then at their radio and think: “I could use some of these smart apps in my job. They would make my work a lot easier and more efficient.” Could it work? Would it be a good idea? How do consumer apps differ from professional apps?

9 Nov 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Public safety apps , Professional apps

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

Busting the myths of professional app use »

You might think you know how professionals use mobile apps – but do you really? The latest Airbus mobile app survey took an in-depth look at how professional organizations go about getting apps, how they use them, what their priorities are and what they expect of their app vendors. The results deliver some surprises so let’s dive in and bust ten myths of professional app use.

10 Apr 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Professional apps

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

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

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?

11 Sep 2017 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA future

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...

25 Aug 2017 by Mika Myllymäki  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA future