Industry innovators join forces to offer an integrated, modern push-to-talk (PTT) solution over LTE.
[Lod, Israel – December 3, 2020] —
Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, has partnered with leading push-to-talk (PTT) solutions provider Mobile Tornado to offer an integrated, end-to-end solution for PTT communication over broadband.
This joint solution is primed to replace traditional PTT communication, which is based on legacy technology that depends on dedicated radios with limited coverage. It will allow customers to use a single mobile device for cellular as well as PTT communication in both one-to-one and group scenarios.
Furthermore, end users will no longer be hamstrung by short-range radio. The new PTT solution instead leverages the Internet to provide robust communication anywhere the end user has LTE coverage. This could prove transformative for organizations whose day-to-day operations rely on PTT communication, such as the oil and gas or mining industries.
“Many private networks typically use legacy wireless communication equipment that is several decades old in terms of its technology. Unfortunately, this equipment is simply unable to meet current and future demands for capacity as well as features,” explained Yishai Amsterdamer, General Manager of Telrad BWA Division.
“As the most optimized infrastructure for premium data services with high quality and high throughput demands, 4G/LTE is the ideal platform for next-generation PTT solutions like this. Through LTE, the standard PTT application can offer all modes of communication, including voice, messaging, alerts and SOS, while also benefitting from enhanced and more reliable coverage.”
The PTT solution’s capabilities have been successfully tested with common smartphones connected via Telrad’s BreezeCOMPACT base station and Mobile Tornado’s MDC2000 multi-session dispatch. A standard, cost-effective topology like this would fulfill all the needs of an organization in search of a full-featured internal communications platform as well as a user-friendly comprehensive management and monitoring solution for its field employees.
“We are proud to partner with Telrad to deliver best-in-class instant communication solutions to our customers around the world. This new solution allows customers with traditional land mobile radio (LMR) and digital mobile radio (DMR) systems to migrate to extremely powerful LTE broadband systems with capabilities that do not exist in those older systems,” said Mobile Tornado CEO Avi Tooba.
The features of the joint PTT solution currently include software-based push-to-talk voice communication, text messages, location tracking, emergency alerts, voice recording for all group calls and a hardware dispatch console for monitoring and controlling all PTT users in the field.
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution with TD-LTE solutions and a path to 5G in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (telrad.com)
About Mobile Tornado
Mobile Tornado is a leading provider of push-to-talk (PTT) solutions for top-tier mobile operators and solution providers specializing in instant communication between mobile devices. The company’s range of solutions includes Instant Talk, Instant Locate, Instant Alert and Instant Message as well as an advanced Dispatch Console. These supersede traditional PTT radio communication by empowering organizations and employees to connect one-to-one or one-to-many at the touch of a button. (mobiletornado.com)
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