Airbus DS Communications completes pilot for ISSI-based LMR interoperability solution

Airbus DS Communications has completed a customer pilot of an open, standards-compliant inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI) to link the VESTA Radio P25 solution with carrier-integrated Broadband PTT systems, the company said.

The land mobile radio (LMR) interoperability pilot at the City of Richardson involves agencies such as traffic, water and sanitation, providing them with seamless PTT communications with each other as well as users on the City´s VESTA Radio network.

Interoperability between the VESTA Radio solution and carrier broadband PTT services makes it possible for private and public organizations, such as the City of Richardson, to provide fast, secure, reliable push-to-talk communications for all users, mission-support and first responders, over any network, P25, 4G/LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi. PTT is probably one of the most important features in mission critical situations.

Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is a European defense and space enterprise with activities that include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over EUR13 billion.