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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
FirstNet: The American dream

FirstNet: The American dream

A national network to provide mission-critical broadband has long been a priority of the US PPDR community. TETRA Today follows FirstNet’s efforts to make it a reality FirstNet owes its origins to a 9/11 Commission recommendation calling for intero…

Sam Fenwick, 8th October 2016