Sepura Selects Softil MCX Technology to Enable Its Mission Critical LTE Portfolio
Softil’s Mission Critical Push-to Talk, Data and Video (MCX) Software Development Kit has been adopted by Sepura to support its mission critical broadband solutions.
Enabling Sepura’s next generation of Android-based handhelds, vehicle devices and applications, this partnership with Softil reinforces Sepura’s commitment to providing interoperable solutions to critical communications users.
Softil’s technology allows developers to quickly build standards-based, best-in-class solutions for any network and ensures interoperability with other tools in the MCX product ecosystem. For emergency services workers and users in business-critical environments, the benefits are vast. Interoperability avoids silos and enables frontline users to communicate better during routine daily tasks and major disasters.
“Bringing enhanced MCX communication vehicle and handheld solutions to market and ensuring their interoperability with all MCX servers in the most cost and time-efficient way is achieved through the adoption of Softil’s enabling technology.”Peter Hudson, Chief Technology Officer, Sepura
Leveraging both narrowband and broadband technologies, Sepura’s LTE devices combine the mission critical communications provided by TETRA, with the rich communications offered by MCX technology. Sepura has chosen to add MCX capabilities to its devices’ firmware to maximise hardware capabilities. This dramatically enhances the user experience, delivers exceptional performance and adheres to standard and service provider-specific KPIs.
“Softil is delighted to partner with Sepura to begin this new journey into the burgeoning MCX market. The adoption of our Software Development Kit for its new ranges of vehicle devices and handhelds will ensure interoperability with the growing MCX ecosystem.”Pierre Hagendorf, CEO, Softil
Built on Android OS, Sepura devices are compatible with a wide range of applications, which have been designed to run on Android smartphones and tablets. Softil’s enabling technology works on all common operating systems including Windows, (many flavours of) Linux, Android and iOS. iOS and Android are the personal operating systems of most public safety users, while Linux and Windows are commonly used for vehicle, train and other embedded solutions.
Sepura’s Dual Mode Broadband Vehicle Device, the SCU3, is equipped with both mission critical broadband and TETRA capabilities. The SCU3 is an evolution of its Sepura's proven TETRA solution, deployed today by more than two million users around the world. The device, along with its Mobile Device Management solution, provides organisations with a clear upgrade path for their mission-critical communications needs.
Softil, the world’s leader in delivering standards-based, interoperable IP communications solutions, has been the prime enabler of MCX markets for the past five years. Its technology is now at the heart of the mission critical public safety market, which analysts see surpassing $20 billion by 2028. Find out more about Softil and its BEEHD Technology.