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Want to get the most out of TETRA and 4G/5G? Follow this tip »

There is a lot of talk about TETRA and 4G/5G, both together and separately.  Some may think that TETRA is already yesterday’s technology and 4G/5G is the bright hope of tomorrow. The truth is that both have their benefits and limitations – but the trick is how to combine these technologies to get the best of both worlds?

18 Dec 2019 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , TETRA radios , TETRA future , Professional apps

Professional apps – what do users need right now? »

Public safety and other professionals have come a long way with mobile apps, with around two thirds now using apps in their day-to-day work. The landscape is very different from only five years ago. User organizations are no longer simply planning to use mobile apps, but are making growing use of the many advantages that apps have to offer. Yet, apps are still not being adopted in a...

11 Dec 2019 by Tapio Savunen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Battery life: What to look for in your duty smartphone? »

As a mission-critical user, you need to keep your communication device(s) charged and ready to go at all times. There’s no room for running out of battery in critical situations. But what do you need to know about battery life before bringing smartphones or hybrid devices into professional use? Below are the five essential things you’ll want to consider.

25 Oct 2019 by Jukka Saari  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , 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 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 Oct 2019 by Pierre-Yves Roy  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

What is the secret recipe for successful public safety command? »

People living in Mexico’s state of Querétaro are among the safest in the country – and with 2,000,000 citizens to look after, keeping them that way is a tall order. One of the world’s most exciting and modern command centres is part of the reason. But what’s behind the centre’s success?

25 Jun 2019 by Minna Kuronen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps , Tetrapol

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

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