STREAMWIDE and ROHILL Demonstrate a 3GPP IWF-Based Solution Allowing MCPTT- LMR Interconnexion
Streamwide, market leader in mission-critical communications solutions, and Rohill, the Dutch manufacturer of TETRA communications infrastructures, jointly demonstrated the interworking of LTE (Long Term Evolution) mission-critical communications systems with LMR (Land Mobile Radio) systems based on the new 3GPP Interworking Function (IWF) standard at this qeeks' Critical communications World.
Teams from Streamwide and Rohill carried out the necessary developments allowing the two communications systems to interface in accordance with the new 3GPP-IWF standard.
While LMR communications systems have for years proved their stability and reliability, this narrow-band system was unable to meet the fast-changing operational requirements of critical environments and the increased needs of broadband data applications. Many organizations which have long used the LMR system are now seeking to upgrade their communications in order to reach new levels of functionality and enhance the security and efficiency of their missions by adding standardized mobile broadband technologies using dedicated private networks, commercial provider services or a combination of both.
In making new advanced functions available to numerous government users, above all in the field of public security, and also to other users of key vertical markets, the team on mission broadband solution allows operational tasks to be simplified and improves coordination between different teams. Given that the LMR system will continue to serve critical missions for the coming years, the new 3GPP-IWF standard will allow LTE public security systems to integrate with LMR systems allowing the users to benefit from both worlds.