Airbus DS Communications, Kodiak link land mobile radios, push-to-talk phones

Airbus DS Communications and Kodiak said they will create an open standards interface that links mission critical radio networks with carrier-integrated push-to-talk systems.

This solution will make it possible for land mobile radio (LMR) users to communicate directly with push-to-talk users over 4G/LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, and vice versa.

The companies are coupling the Kodiak Broadband PTT (push-to-talk) solution and Airbus DS Communications´ VESTAâ„¢ Radio solution to give users seamless, convenient push-to-talk communications.

The new VESTA Radio offering with Kodiak provides cities and counties a cost effective avenue to link mission-support agencies such as public works, departments of transportation and parks departments. Agencies like these can now be seamlessly connected through carrier networks and have the flexibility to employ non-mission critical handheld devices at competitive price points.

Airbus DS Communications´ VESTA Radio solution is P25 standards-compliant and completely open, allowing organizations to choose the exact components — such as radios, consoles and recorders — they need from a variety of vendors. The standards-based Kodiak Broadband PTT solution delivers clear, reliable, sub-second push-to-talk communications and LMR interoperability over 4G/LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi networks.

Unlike other interoperability solutions on the market, this new offering will not rely on console patches or gateways that use an over-the-top solution. As a result, call set up is easier and faster than other interoperability systems, connecting users simply.

Airbus Defense and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military.

The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe.