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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 LTE. Inspired by that, I present “17...

18 Jun 2019 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios

How to fix 4 common problems for medical teams »

All medical professionals face the same problem – constantly up against the clock while trying to save lives. This involves plenty of teamwork, particularly in trauma teams and emergency surgery. Delaying an extra second could mean someone’s life, so it’s vital that team members work together seamlessly. But even the most efficient teams need a little help.Professional radio communications can...

2 Jun 2017 by Jouni Kemppainen  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , Comms for medical teams

Have your wishes come true yet? »

Think back five to ten years. As a professional mobile radio user, what capabilities did your radio lack and that you wished it could have? Today, have your wishes come true? Well we asked several users and here are the top five things from their wish list – see how many you agree with.

10 Feb 2017 by Satu Lamberg  |  TETRA radios , PMR radios