Developing LTE-Based Public Safety Communications Solutions Just Got Easier, Faster and More Affordable
Berlin, Germany, Critical Communications World, May 15th, 2018 – Expway, the LTE Broadcast specialist and leader, and Nemergent, the MCPTT pioneers, unveiled today their new joint product, eBox MCPTT. It is the first compact, feature rich and portable platform for quickly building, validating and demonstrating all-in-one MCPTT (Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk) solutions. Expway and Nemergent have combined their best-of-breed products, already used by the NIST’s (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) MCOP (Mission Critical Open Platform) project to create eBox MCPTT. EBox MCPTT helps reduce the cost of building MCPTT solutions, validate their compliance with 3GPP (Rel’14 and beyond) standards, and speed-up their time-to-market.
Efficient and reliable critical communications systems are essential to emergency responses. Yet current radio communication systems are expensive, prone to traffic congestion, mostly proprietary, and lack interoperability. 3GPP-compliant and LTE-based MCPTT solutions using modern smartphones are design to alleviate these issues.
“Regulatory bodies, public safety agencies, and programs like FirstNet, are now mandating the use of MCPTT solutions for their mission critical communications”, said Claude Seyrat, Expway Co-Founder and CMO. “With MCPTT solutions, first responders can finally avoid congestions and coordinate their efforts with other agencies through secure, dedicated and reliable networks, benefit from the innovative LTE ecosystem, and save lives!”
“Building MCPTT solutions and enabling rugged devices for MCPTT involves integrating multiple technologies, testing several components together and conducting complex lab validations”, said Oscar Fajardo, Nemergent CEO. “EBox MCPTT helps reduce the process complexity and speed-up the process, making it affordable to a large group of vendors to enter this market”.
eBox MCPTT is used by device makers, safety agencies, application developers and research institutions worldwide to develop, evaluate or demonstrate MCPTT solutions over LTE. It is a fully functional LTE network fitted with eMBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) capabilities, pre-integrated with the MCPTT application server and management servers from Nemergent, an eMBMS server and administration console from Expway, and a fully functioning LTE network. The components are 3GPP compliant and carrier-grade – having already been deployed and proven by tier-one mobile network operators and device makers in large commercial uses.
For more information, view the eBox MCPTT brochure here.
Expway is the LTE Broadcast expert, enabling mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and content delivery networks to monetize the mobile video-streaming explosion. Expway delivers content efficiently and cost effectively through the last mile, from the mobile carrier antenna to the end-user device, with consistent high-quality-of-experience. Expway is the only vendor to offer a complete end-to-end, open solution, providing both the LTE-Broadcast server and the device middleware. For more information visit www.expway.com.
Nemergent Solutions SL has significant expertise in designing and prototyping novel Public Safety solutions over mobile broadband technologies, with an agile development team with vast experience in Internet technologies. Nemergent’s portfolio includes a complete and fully standard MCPTT ecosystem made up of early implementations concerning MCPTT Application Servers (AS) and MCPTT management servers. The server-side components are designed as NFV components, fostering agile and flexible deployments. The innovation-driven nature of the company promotes the establishment of research links with different UE, IMS and EPC leading companies. For more information, visit https://www.nemergent-solutions.com.