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?
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This is the second in a series of blog posts on how to bring smart and hybrid devices into professional use. We cover many topics to help organizations move from traditional radio communication to a system that adds complementary broadband data. Today’s question is: How to use TETRA and smartphones in a hybrid way, or in other words: How does TETRA fit with smartphones?
If you’re keen to know how to get the best of professional radio and combine it with all the advantages of modern smartphone apps, you’ve come to the right place. Over the last three years, visitors to our website have been telling us about their biggest challenges when buying radios. One of the most common topics was about how to combine TETRA and LTE. Inspired by that, I present “17...
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:...
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?
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.
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?
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?
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...