As push-to-talk services evolve, the land mobile industry is heading toward uncharted territory. Most major manufacturers are already in the throes of planning for this shift with new products and technologies to address the changing marketplace. In this series, understand the transformation happening in the PTT field as LMR evolves, LTE becomes more and more important, Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) increases and Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk becomes a reality.
Pick Me! What's the Best PTT Technology for Your Project?
Moderator: Rajit Jhaver, Director of Operations, Federal Engineering
Panelists: Josh Lober, President and CEO, ESChat
Jason Brennan, Product Manager, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.
Joe Blaschka, Principal, ADCOMM Engineering Company
Steve Nichols, Director, Project25 Technology Industry Group (PTIG)
With the explosion of LTE and the merging of radio and IP technologies, a comparison is often requested of the various technologies that are available now. Whether it’s P25, PTT over cellular/LTE (PoC), DMR, NXDN, TETRA, or WiFi in broadband, examine what the best options—or combination of options—might be today. While these are often seen as “competing,” there is often a complementary component to the technologies. And as mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) comes closer to a reality, explore how each is best applied toward particular environments for both public safety and enterprises.
Push-to-Talk over Cellular Technology and Interoperability
Moderator: Robert LeGrande II, Founder and CEO, The Digital Decision LLC
Panelists: John Locatelli, Manager of Product Management, Avtec, Inc
Beau Sands, IT Manager, Communications Center and Mobile Technology Support Team, American Medical Response
Brad Stoddard, Director, Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS)/SWIC, State of Michigan
John T Chaney, IT Communications Manager, City of Irving IT Communications
Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services provide an opportunity to let any user have a push-to-talk conversation while using a cellular device—a solution that many entities are using to extend the coverage of their LMR networks. Explore the OTT and carrier-integrated applications of PoC solutions, and learn how PoC can be a cost-effective option for users in transportation, hospital, utilities and city management.
Getting to the Next Generation of Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk
December 12, 2018 • 2:00 pm ET
Moderator: Donny Jackson, IWCE’s Urgent Communication
Panelists: Chris Kindelspire, LMR to LTE Working Group Chair, NPSTC
Sagi Subocki, VP Products and Marketing, Softil
Dr. Fidel Liberal, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and Project Leader, Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP)
Robert Escalle, Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments, Sonim Technologies, Inc.
Mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) is a push-to-talk-over-cellular standard developed by 3GPP (the global body that oversees LTE/5G standards) that is designed to meet the performance needs of public safety and other users that rely on mission-critical communications. MCPTT will be vital for first responders once solutions are established and tested, and initial steps are scheduled to happen this year. Explore the standard, performance concerns, device options, on-network or off-network (direct-mode) challenges and the Mission-Critical Open Platform initiative.