Cobham SATCOM is showcasing its EXPLORER Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution at IWCE 2015 this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications.
The company will detail the safety and operational benefits of the EXPLORER PTT system during the show, in addition to highlighting upgraded functionality and integration potential. The latter is a vital aspect to EXPLORER PTT’s roll-out with US public safety services, whose existing systems can be combined with Cobham SATCOM’s solution.
EXPLORER PTT will also be in the spotlight of national and local law enforcement agencies later this month, as Cobham SATCOM provides nine Beverly Hills Police Department vehicles with the system, to use during the infamous Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay race, the largest law enforcement running event in the country.
Developed as part of Cobham SATCOM’s EXPLORER family of Inmarsat and VSAT satellite terminals, EXPLORER PTT is a fully managed communications solution, offering reliable, cost effective vehicular communication for law enforcement, EMS and fire services in addition to utility maintenance fleets and transportation companies.
EXPLORER PTT is a sophisticated IP-based voice solution, designed to complement existing Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems or act independently in areas where a terrestrial LMR network is not practical or possible.
Consisting of network server infrastructure and compact in-vehicle terminals, the system adds cost effective PTT capabilities to hybrid data networks such as terrestrial 3G/4G/LTE and FirstNet, combined with the Inmarsat BGAN satellite network, ensuring optimal balance between cost and availability.
“EXPLORER PTT is really gaining ground in North America thanks to its ability to extend the functionality and reach of an organization’s communications network,” said Nick Upchurch, Land Business Development, Cobham SATCOM.
“We’re delighted to exhibit at IWCE and show visitors the latest developments with EXPLORER PTT and how they can help mobile operations for a variety of users. We’re also looking forward to being part of the Baker to Vegas race, which has become an institution in law enforcement circles across the country.”
EXPLORER PTT is already deployed with a utilities company working in remote areas of Brazil, and is currently being evaluated by one of the USA’s largest railway operators. Strong interest has been shown by law enforcement and emergency services in America, who have recognized the system’s ability to improve personnel safety and operational efficiency through improved dispatch centre communications.