Radio tech on display for public safety agencies


Radio tech on display for public safety agencies

Public safety agencies will have the chance to see Motorola Solutions demonstrate its advanced push-to-talk (PTT) radio services at Comms Connect in Melbourne this week.

The company’s 3GPP-compliant broadband PTT technologies help businesses and public safety agencies extend secure and instant voice communication across their fleets and workforces via cellular networks. The flexible solutions can be deployed in cloud-based, on-premise and carrier-integrated environments.

The technology being demonstrated by Motorola Solutions at Comms Connect is based on the 3GPP release 13 standard, mission-critical push-to-talk (MC-PTT). The solutions will complement and extend the highly secure and available mission-critical LMR services that public safety agencies and businesses depend on every day.

The solutions enable seamless PTT group calls for mission-critical service users with high assurance and low latency for instant and simultaneous group communications. They also provide prioritised access for all users, meaning first responders and other critical users will have access, even during major emergencies or crises where cellular networks may be congested.

These PTT services open up a gateway for further broadband-based connectivity that can be added to over time. Motorola Solutions will continue to leverage new technologies and standards including 5G to enhance its product portfolio. This will enable users to take greater advantage of video, advanced analytics, AI and other data-based technologies to further increase situational awareness, safety and productivity for all employees.

“Customers all over the world depend on Motorola Solutions’ mission-critical solutions every day,” said Steve Crutchfield, Vice President and Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand.

“Our advanced broadband PTT portfolio complements and extends essential LMR network access to a far greater number of workers across public safety and enterprise environments while delivering a range of new data-based features to support organisations in times of crisis.

“As workforce demographics continue to change, there is a growing need to extend the reach of secure, group-based voice communications throughout organisations so more people can communicate instantly regardless of the mobile device they use.”

Kris Patel, Motorola Solutions’ Vice President of Unified Communications, said there is growing demand for solutions that provide customers with prioritised and preferential access for voice and data services.

“As our customers’ needs change we are working to ensure they always have access to communications to perform their essential daily work,” Patel said.

“Broadband PTT is an important part of our technology roadmap for public safety and commercial customers and complements the advanced software solutions we already provide that use world-leading technology.

The new solutions will be demonstrated at Motorola Solutions’ booth at Comms Connect with commercial trials available from early 2019.

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