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Norwegian early warning system TETRA upgrade

Norwegian early warning system TETRA upgrade

The Norwegian civil defence organisation – known as Sivilforsvaret – is modernising its nationwide public warning system, using Airbus Defence and Space and TC Connect AS TETRA technology. The companies will provide TMD880i modems to more tha…

Philip Mason, 21st December 2016
Airbus DS to equip three Chinese metro lines with TETRA

Airbus DS to equip three Chinese metro lines with TETRA

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded critical communications contracts for the metro lines of three large cities in China. It will provide TETRA systems for the new lines of the provincial capitals Lanzhou and Urumqi in central and north-western Chin…

Sam Fenwick, 8th December 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
Airbus pager's Germany trials

Airbus pager's Germany trials

Airbus Defence and Space has launched a TETRA-based pager - P8GR - aimed at the public safety authorities market. The device has already been rolled-out to around 50,000 firefighters and public safety workers in the German regional state of Hesse. This f…

Philip Mason, 23rd November 2016
Airbus DS launches application developer programme

Airbus DS launches application developer programme

Airbus Defence and Space has launched its global SmarTWISP app developer programme. Through the programme Airbus intends to create a new application ‘ecosystem’ for professional mobile radio (PMR) users. Features of the programme include info…

Philip Mason, 4th November 2016
Airbus outlines ASTRID effort

Airbus outlines ASTRID effort

Airbus Defence and Space has described its contribution to the ongoing modernisation of Belgium’s TETRA network. Appearing at this year’s ASTRID user event, which took place earlier this month near Brussels, the company also presented a range…

Philip Mason, 27th October 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
Hungary’s TETRA network receives resilience upgrade

Hungary’s TETRA network receives resilience upgrade

Airbus Defence and Space is working with the Hungarian authorities to help make the country’s TETRA-based UDRS network more resilient against major incidents. According to Airbus, because of its input, the country’s communications systems wil…

Philip Mason, 7th October 2016
All change for networks – but not yet

All change for networks – but not yet

The growing demand for data means evolution towards hybrid networks incorporating LTE, and eventually LTE-only networks. What does this mean for TETRA network planning? Vaughan O’Grady investigates Network planners have to take a great many factors…

Admin, 2nd August 2016
TETRA: Saving time and lives in Finland

TETRA: Saving time and lives in Finland

Finnish hospitals have embraced TETRA’s capabilities. Laurence Doe explores the changes in working practices that the technology has enabled and their benefits During medical emergencies, every second counts, especially when transporting trauma pat…

Laurence Doe, 2nd August 2016
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