Critical Communications Today is dedicated to the global critical communications market. It aims to inspire and inform the critical communications community and is published with the support of TCCA. Initially launched in 2010 as TETRA Today, this publication provides technical advice, authoritative editorial and commentary spanning all areas of mission-critical communications.
This issue is heavily themed around the benefits that greater use of data-centric applications can bring – such as greater efficiency, speed and accuracy – and how to implement them, with a focus on how to reduce resistance to changes in working practices (see page 18). It’s important to note that there’s a huge amount that can be done over TETRA and with the sensors and connectivity (eg, Bluetooth) features on modern two-way radios – see our write-up of our recent trip to Sepura’s headquarters on page 26 for more on this.
Another theme has to be the many different perspectives that different vendors bring to our market. On page 16, Sonim’s Bob Escalle discusses its approach as a rugged smartphone vendor and how it is worth considering which teams in your organisation really need two-way radios, come the next refresh cycle. Etelm’s CEO, Nicolas Hauswald, says on page 24 that small and medium-sized enterprises will be able to compete with the large LTE vendors by providing critical communications users with equipment that is tailored specifically to their requirements. Finally, if you’d like to know how AI and 5G could benefit our sector, then check out our Q&A with Motorola Solutions’ Mahesh Saptharishi and Paul Steinberg on page 21.