Samsung Demonstrates MCPTX Video Call on AWS

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced a demonstration of the world´s first video call on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform using Mission Critical Push-to Talk, Data and Video (MCPTX, also known as Mission Critical Communications), a communications capability developed for first responders, the company said.

It was enabled by the successful onboarding, integration and deployment on AWS cloud. This implementation was based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications.

The demonstration, conducted at Samsung´s lab in Korea, featured a complete line-up of Samsung´s latest MCPTX solutions, which delivers a multimedia-based communications experience designed specifically for first responders and public safety officials. It used Samsung´s MCPTX service platform, as well as the Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro — a rugged, secure first responder smartphone, purpose-built for public safety users — to show the power of mission critical multimedia communications in the field.

Samsung´s customers for MCPTX will have the option to deploy the solution on their on-premise servers or AWS cloud platform.

MCPTX delivers powerful data and video communications capabilities surpassing Land Mobile Radio (LMR) technology, which provides traditional voice-based service. It opens a new horizon in advancing public safety, enabling first responders to be simultaneously connected with hundreds of fellow responders with easy exchange of videos, images, files and more during an emergency. This technology will help improve situational awareness and information accuracy, especially in times when public safety plays a pivotal role against local disasters or urgent threats.

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