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Norway-Sweden ISI: When together is better

Norway-Sweden ISI: When together is better

Richard Martin attended a trial and the completion ceremony of the Swedish/Norwegian cross-border TETRA interworking system November 16 2016 is an important date for the Swedish and Norwegian public safety agencies because it marks the creation of the wo…

Admin, 15th February 2017
ASTRID User Days 2016: UAVs, mid-life upgrades and Blue Light Mobile

ASTRID User Days 2016: UAVs, mid-life upgrades and Blue Light Mobile

Frederik Langhendries summarises the ASTRID User Days event. ASTRID, the Belgian TETRA network operator, welcomed more than 1,500 participants and around 50 exhibitors  This year’s ASTRID User Days event took place in an unusual venue &ndash…

Admin, 30th November 2016
ESN for control rooms: business as usual?

ESN for control rooms: business as usual?

Philip Mason gives an update on the transition of the UK’s emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to a LTE network provided by EE, with a focus on the implications for control rooms The Emergency Services Network has the potential to…

Philip Mason, 30th November 2016
Critical Communications MENA: Paving the way for mission-critical LTE

Critical Communications MENA: Paving the way for mission-critical LTE

This event made it clear that the focus has shifted from TETRA versus LTE to acceptance that mission-critical LTE is coming. But which network models will meet the needs of public safety users without breaking the bank? Sam Fenwick reports Lieutenant g…

Sam Fenwick, 30th November 2016
In-tunnel coverage: Inside knowledge

In-tunnel coverage: Inside knowledge

Radio coverage in transport tunnels is essential for safety as well as tunnel management. Richard Lambley explores recent innovations in technology and practice For consumers and professional users alike radio coverage in enclosed spaces is increasingl…

Richard Lambley, 30th November 2016
TETRA radios for use in explosive risk areas

TETRA radios for use in explosive risk areas

Our coverage of TETRA devices continues with a look at those that meet the needs of users who have to work in areas where ignition sources of any kind cannot be allowed. Even this requirement is well catered for, as Richard Martin discovers From the fuel…

Admin, 9th October 2016
PPDR broadband spectrum: Watch this space

PPDR broadband spectrum: Watch this space

The TCCA summarises the latest developments regarding spectrum for broadband PPDR in Europe and the tasks ahead The pursuit of harmonised spectrum for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) has been a long and painstaking endeavour, but is entering…

Admin, 8th October 2016
Oil & gas: Bringing the expert to the problem with LTE

Oil & gas: Bringing the expert to the problem with LTE

Oil and gas companies need reliable and resilient communications more than most, so the development of intrinsically safe devices and LTE networks is helping many in this sector improve their operations. Sam Fenwick has the details Tablets with large s…

Sam Fenwick, 8th October 2016
LTE for rail: Finding a sucessor to GSM-R

LTE for rail: Finding a sucessor to GSM-R

GSM-R is widely used by the rail industry, but as with TETRA the sector’s gaze is looking to the future and the migration path to LTE. Sam Fenwick investigates GSM-R is a standard for railway communications developed in the second half of the 199…

Sam Fenwick, 8th October 2016
Backup power for mission-critical networks

Backup power for mission-critical networks

Diesel and battery power dominate backup power systems worldwide. However, for mission-critical TETRA networks in Europe in particular, fuel cells are making major inroads into power support, as Vaughan O’Grady discovers Backup power in Europe&rsqu…

Admin, 8th October 2016
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