Specialist systems integrator and service provider Affini, part of the Team Telecom Group, has launched a unified critical communications platform that enables interoperability over IP between two way radios, smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs.
Announced at the IWCE conference in Las Vegas, Affini Real Time Connect creates an IP core for critical voice, data and video using the Wave software platform. Its initial deployment will be at London’s Heathrow Airport, but the solution will also suit many large campus applications.
Affini managing director Jason Colombo (pictured) commented: ‘As organisations enhance their push-to-talk radio systems they recognise the need for mobile radio to be able to cross-communicate with other devices within their workgroup, regardless of location, be they desk phones, PC applications or cellular 3G, 4G or LTE. Affini Real Time Connect creates a common environment to mix best of breed technology platforms and devices from different vendors.’
Real Time Connect is the first in a roadmap of cloud based connectivity solutions to support Affini’s project, professional and managed services capability and comes on the back of a long standing relationship with the inventors of Wave, Twisted Pair.
Affini is currently working on other vertical applications, notably in the area of entertainment venues and sports stadiums where Real Time Connect can unlock additional revenue streams as well as improve operational efficiency.
Affini specialises in the planning, deployment and management of critical communications networks for large complex environments and has a network presence at 17 UK airports, including London Heathrow.
Colombo continued: ‘This move puts us in a strong position in the unified critical communications market and further underlines our capabilities in providing solutions and services for complex environments which require the integration of different technologies and extended service.’