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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  |  5 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA future, Professional apps

How to use TETRA and smartphones in a hybrid way »

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?

9 Jul 2019 by Jukka Saari  |  9 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA future

This is what professionals really want to know about hybrid devices »

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 4G/5G. Inspired by that, I present “17...

18 Jun 2019 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  22 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA future, Professional apps

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  |  4 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, Professional apps

7 ways to make the most of a single key press on the radio »

You depend on your TETRA radio every day. It must be easy to use. Yet today’s radios are super-powerful tools with many features and options. A logical menu structure makes it intuitive to navigate to and select any of the radio’s capabilities. However, to activate your most commonly used functions, what could be quicker and easier than a single key press? Here are seven useful (and...

13 Dec 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  7 min read
TETRA radios

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  |  12 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios

7 reasons why you don't need a more powerful radio »

A patchy radio connection and black spots are definitely to be avoided when professionals need a radio for their jobs. To avoid such issues, you might think it reasonable to specify a radio with more output power. It’s a logical, gut reaction - but not really helpful! Why? Here are 7 reasons why a higher-power radio is not the best answer when you want more coverage and better communication.

23 Jan 2018 by Jukka Saari  |  4 min read
TETRA radios, PMR radios

The best way to boost Direct Mode range may surprise you »

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? The more output power a PMR radio has, the further it will reach in Direct Mode? But not so, think again. In fact, more radio power will not give you a much better range in Direct Mode (DMO). Read on to learn why – and to discover the best way to achieve the best Direct Mode range.

9 Oct 2017 by Jukka Saari  |  4 min read
TETRA radios, PMR radios

Be a better PMR radio buyer - 7 tips that really work »

So it’s finally time. You’ve decided your organization needs new PMR radios. Maybe your next step is to write a RFP (request for proposal), send it out to radio vendors and choose the best offer.But, how do you identify the best fit? How can you know the radios will meet your needs? How do you pick a vendor that “gets you” and understands the challenges you face? Clearly, you need to identify...

11 Aug 2017 by Bruno Milard  |  8 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, PMR radios