Harris BeOn 1st to Offer P25 Voice Over 3G Cellular and LTE Networks
- Industry's first software application to enable broadband LTE networks to support Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications
- Extends critical PTT voice communications to public safety users over commercial 3G cellular and LTE networks
- Includes the integrated P25 (Project 25) feature set, ideal for those users who need to communicate over commercial carrier networks
"Since we first introduced BeOn, we recognized that public safety users could greatly benefit from the types of capabilities it offered," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "We extended the solution's capabilities to deliver P25 features and functionality to public safety users. Whether on 3G commercial cellular or public safety LMR networks, first responders now have the interoperable voice solution they need to reliably communicate."
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With BeOn, voice communication services are delivered to first responders as voice-over-IP (Internet Protocol) data packets using wireless broadband IP data services. Because BeOn brings a traditional LMR functionality to a software-based network data service, BeOn can run across a variety of IP-based broadband networks, including commercial and public safety LTE networks.
Harris, a proven leader in assured communications for defense and public safety, combined its experience in LMR with the interoperability of its VIDATM IP-based network to develop the BeOn solution for public safety. The innovative PTT solution designed to provide interoperable, P25 communications to first responder agencies. The Harris VIDA network platform is a unified IP-based voice and data communication system based on APCO P25 industry standards. VIDA delivers full IP management features, including interoperability without intervention of console operators, IP consoles and other benefits inherent in open IP architecture systems.
Harris' BeOn solution is built on the Harris VIDA network, currently deployed by public safety, public services and large private sector entities. VIDA enables high-performance PTT over commercial wireless networks, as well as seamless interoperability with legacy and future LMR systems.
Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)