2019-08-13

APCO 2019: Tecore Debuts First Tactical 5G-Ready Network in a Box

Source: Tecore

Tecore’s network in a box specifically designed for mission critical public safety network coverage will be featured at this years APCO event. According to Tecore Networks, the requirements needed for tactical LTE solutions for Public Safety Personnel at the edge align perfectly with Tecore’s IOPS Network in Box® (NIB) capabilities. The IOPS NIB plays a crucial role for FirstNet’s dedicated public safety network by ensuring stable, seamless, and reliable network coverage in unfavorable environments. During the NIB design process, particular attention was placed on Size, Weight, and Performance (SWaP) factors to provide a highly portable solution for the introduction or continuation of LTE coverage in isolated areas where there is an immediate and critical need for communications to support public safety or disaster related activities. All of the hardware and software components necessary for a complete 4G LTE network operation are self-contained in Tecore’s IOPS NIB solution. This strategic design allows it to operate as part of an integrated communication infrastructure or as an island of coverage delivering localized services and capabilities to an isolated group.

When no backhaul connection is available or feasible due to environmental terrain, natural disaster or during a public crisis, a single IOPS NIB provides a dedicated network for coverage up to 1,000 subscribers to call, text, share multimedia and communicate in real-time. The small portable form factor also meets mission critical public safety needs by permitting communications where and when they are needed. The flexibility enables multiple deployment scenarios including man-packable, vehicle based (air, land and sea) deployments, mobile and central command center interoperability across all Public Safety departments and agencies.