Expway, Bittium launch LTE broadcast mobile devices for public safety

Critical Communications World — Expway, the LTE Broadcast expert and Bittium, developer of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, are offering the first ever LTE Broadcast enabled mobile devices that enable clear and scalable Push-To-Talk, uninterrupted High-Definition Push-To-Video, and error-free large file delivery for the mission-critical communications market, the company said.

Both companies worked together to integrate the Expway Middleware for PS-LTE (Long Term Evolution) in Bittium´s Tough Mobile devices. Thanks to this collaboration, emergency units are now able to collaborate with each other, in real-time, with guaranteed reception quality even in congested network environments.

Most of today´s public safety mobile devices, such as TETRA or P25, are limited to voice communication, and do not have the capability to transmit multimedia data to be helpful to first responders. As a result, emergency agencies are increasingly switching away from narrowband voice to LTE Broadband services.

LTE Broadcast (Long Term Evolution) is an ultra-fast, high-bandwidth communication service. It is also highly reliable and secure and standards-based which allows it to run at lower operating costs than traditional mission-critical networks.

Expway is the LTE Broadcast expert, enabling mobile carriers, device makers, public and private security agencies, content delivery networks to monetize on the mobile video-streaming explosion.

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies.