Mission-critical LTE assured

The Perseus (professional and emergency resilient system enabling ubiquitous services) mission-critical communications platform has been modified with the addition of LTE (long term evolution) capability, together with the necessary public safety features and associated standards not currently available on 4G, which Perseus will make available to smartphone users.
The technology already allows users to operate across different platforms – mobile, wireless, digital and analogue radio.

Apr 16, 2014
By Paul Jacques
John Boyd

The technology already allows users to operate across different platforms – mobile, wireless, digital and analogue radio

The integrated telecommunications system from Essex-based electronics and IT supplier Selex ES not only allows better coordination of relief efforts, in the case of natural disasters or terrorist attacks, for example, but also in the performance of day-to-day activities, allowing the police, civil protection agencies, fire and rescue services and telephone emergency services to communicate with one another both verbally and through the transmission of video, telemetry and biometric data.

“The emergency services are accustomed to being able to make priority calls, to control who can talk when and to whom, and the other advantages of a dedicated system, but that’s not how the mobile phone operators work,” explained Selex ES business manager John Lyons.

“That virtual management of networks is vitally important to the emergency services and provides them with the degree of control to manage their use of public networks and access to services not available on these networks. Perseus retains ‘control’ of the end-user communications ‘fleet’, including sensitive configuration and user data, within the users’ organisations rather than with the mobile network operator.”

Not only will the modification enable the integration of different ‘levels’ of network, it will also deliver the benefits of TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) to users of public networks, with the Perseus platform providing ‘mission-critical’ communication on broadband networks such as LTE and wi-fi.

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