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Softil, Nemergent partner to raise the bar in next generation mission critical communications

posted by Hugh from Whoosh PR
Tuesday 20 February 18

The leading IP communications enabler Softil and mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) server pioneer Nemergent Solutions today jointly announce that they have combined their technologies and expertise to launch a best-of-breed end-to-end solution for next generation Mission Critical Communications (MCC) over LTE and 5G. The solution raises the bar significantly in next generation MCC and will be unveiled and demonstrated throughout the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 event on Softil’s booth 5E61, Stand 15 and the following week at IWCE in Orlando again on Softil’s booth 2577. “Legacy mission critical technologies today have limited data capabilities resulting in public protection and disaster relief teams as well as critical national infrastructures lacking key services such as presence, video calling, video streaming, data sharing location services all integrated into a single device,” says Pierre Hagendorf, CEO Softil. He adds: “The unique Softil/Nemergent solution now available to the market represents the definitive building block for next generation mission critical communications in the widest of applications ranging from fire…

The leading IP communications enabler Softil and mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) server pioneer Nemergent Solutions today jointly announce that they have combined their technologies and expertise to launch a best-of-breed end-to-end solution for next generation Mission Critical Communications (MCC) over LTE and 5G.

The solution raises the bar significantly in next generation MCC and will be unveiled and demonstrated throughout the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 event on Softil’s booth 5E61, Stand 15 and the following week at IWCE in Orlando again on Softil’s booth 2577.

“Legacy mission critical technologies today have limited data capabilities resulting in public protection and disaster relief teams as well as critical national infrastructures lacking key services such as presence, video calling, video streaming, data sharing location services all integrated into a single device,” says Pierre Hagendorf, CEO Softil.

He adds: “The unique Softil/Nemergent solution now available to the market represents the definitive building block for next generation mission critical communications in the widest of applications ranging from fire-fighters and police emergency communications to high speed trains and oil rig communications solutions.”

Jose Oscar Fajardo, Nemergent’s CEO, stresses that governments and enterprises need the most up-to-date mission critical communications for their public protection and disaster relief forces and critical national infrastructures.

“Such networks allow instant group communications with a high degree of reliability, availability, and security. This is vital because emergency and security systems increasingly provide real-time information that involve transmitting significant amounts of data in a reliable and uninterrupted manner,” says Fajardo.

In bringing this groundbreaking solution to market, Softil is providing its state of the art multi-platform MCPTT compliant BEEHD client framework enabling the development of standards-based mission critical applications and devices over LTE, LTE-R (Railway), and 5G.

It has all the advanced communication capabilities required for mission critical communications such as Push-To-Talk, Push-To-Video, Data Sharing, Group Communication, Presence, and more.

Softil has many years of experience in carrier grade MC communications enabling technologies, and its technologies have been the backbone of many deployments for VoLTE and ViLTE. One example is its award-winning BEEHD software development kit (SDK) being used by Hoimyung Corporation to build next generation 3GPP MCPTT standard compliant mission-critical push-to-talk communication terminals for use in South Korea’s new hi-speed railway link now in service at the Winter Olympic Games 2018.

Nemergent contribution to the new solution covers the server side. Over the years, the firm has specialized in the development and experimentation of a new wave of mission critical technologies, as specified by the 3GPP since its Release 13.

Nemergent provides all the server components required for the deployment of new MCPTT services with a future proof design capable of supporting the addition of new enhanced services such as MCVideo and MCData. Nemergent’s MCPTT Application Server implements the standard interfaces for managing the prioritisation and multicasting features offered by LTE and 5G networks.

Nemergent’s servers are optimized for agile and scaleable deployments, supporting the novel network virtualization functions available in modern mobile broadband networks.

Last year, Softil and Nemergent have actively and successfully participated in the first ETSI MCPTT PlugTest interoperability testing event for next generation MCC. The two firms will be attending the 2nd MCPTT PlugTest event in June 2018, where 3GPP Release 14 features, such as Mission Critical Video (MCVideo) and Mission Critical Data (MCData) will be tested alongside the majority of 3GPP MCPTT Release 13 functionality.

About Softil

Softil’s is today’s de-facto IP communications leader and enabler for more than 800 corporations across the globe. Its technological achievements include the pioneering of Voice and Video over IP with a wide range of embedded technologies and testing solutions, combining our unique expertise in standards-based signalling, multimedia and IMS. Softil’s award-winning suite of Protocol Stacks, including IMS, Diameter, SIP and H.323, as well as its state-of-the-art BEEHD client framework, provide the core technology behind the rich media applications and products of today’s Enterprise, IMS/VoLTE, and Mission Critical communications industry, greatly simplifies their development, and ensures earliest time-to-market. For further information, visit https://www.softil.com.

About Nemergent

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 further information, visit https://www.nemergent-solutions.com.

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Note for Readers

MCPTT at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

Softil’s award-winning BEEHD software development kit (SDK) is being used by Hoimyung Corporation to build next generation 3GPP MCPTT standard compliant mission-critical push-to-talk communication terminals for use in South Korea’s new hi-speed railway link.

The new rail link has just entered service for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. Each day, 35 high-speed trains bring more than 50,000 athletes and representatives, alongside approximately 19,000 visitors per day from around the world from the Incheon International Airport to the Pyeongchang Olympic site in just under two hours.

“South Korea’s new hi-speed rail link brings together some of the most advanced technologies available today,” says Kelvin Soh, CTO of Hoimyung ICT. “Our decision to use Softil’s BEEHD technology to build next generation communication terminals was very simple … nothing else comes close.”

Hoimyung built the terminals using LTE-R technology, a version of LTE specifically for the mission-critical operational and maintenance services of railway operators. The BEEHD framework is LTE-R compatible and will enable Hoimyung’s Train Radio Communication System (TRCS) terminals to deliver stable voice calls, video calls and data communications on trains running at speeds in excess of 250kmh. It also provides tracking train information and railroad guide to the engine driver.

LTE-R was developed for next-generation mission-critical communication dedicated for railway operation and maintenance. What sets 4G or 5G based LTE-R apart from the analogue or 2G GSM based technologies is that they provide stable multimedia services. Compared to the one-to-one voice call service between the control center, station employee and the train engineer that has been available so far, LTE-R technology enables multimedia-based group call/SMS services on top of the voice call service.

The technology better equips rail operators in case of an accident because it transmits real-time video of the station to the central control center. Additionally, real-time group/individual communication is made possible between the train engineer and control centre.


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