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PRESCOM ANNOUNCES THE NEW SOFTWARE VERSION OF PMR-MCPTT GATEWAYS TACTICOM

PRESCOM announces the availability of TACTICOM V2, the new software version of its product portfolio of PMR-MCPTT gateways. This new version is enriched with features that improve interoperability between PMR and MCPTT (Mission-Critical Push To Talk) networks.

TACTICOM V2 integrates several new technical components such as SNMP supervision, virtualization support (VMWare) and audio level adjustment.

TACTICOM Datacenter, a gateway for interconnecting a PMR network on the core infrastructure, also integrates the functions of PMR Talker Identification Transmission, PMR Distress Calling and PMR Group Merging to a MCPTT server.

TACTICOM V2 supports new hardware including:

– PASSBER (TACTICOM TETRAPOL), a gateway interconnecting TETRAPOL radio mobiles to an MCPTT server;

– TACTICOM Intervention4, designed to interconnect four PMR groups to an MCPTT service in complete autonomy.

The other products in the TACTICOM product portfolio (TACTICOM RadioSite and TACTICOM Intervention2) also benefit from the software upgrades in this new version.

TACTICOM gateways ensure interoperability between PMR networks and broadband networks based on LTE (4G) technology. The gateways are connected to MCS (Mission Critical Services) application servers following the standards defined by 3GPP.

 

About PRESCOM: PRESCOM is a French manufacturer of high availability communication systems for the control and command rooms of organizations for which communications are critical. With more than 30 years of experience and multiple significant references, PRESCOM equips more than 400 control rooms for Civil and Public Safety, Maritime Safety, Airports, Public Transport and Defence (…) and is present in many countries: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico, Canada, Ivory Coast…

 

Date: 03/03/2020

Contact: hblay@prescom.fr

PRESCOM will exibit on the following trade fairs:
– CCW in Madrid (June 
17. to 19. 2020)
– « Congrès Urgence » in Paris (June 10. to 12. 2020)
– « Congrès des Pompiers » in Marseille (October 14. to 17. 2020)

PRESCOM and STREAMWIDE will jointly demonstrate interoperability of their solution during MILIPOL Exhibition (Paris – Villepinte / 18-22 November).

PRESCOM, the leading provider of interconnection gateways for heterogeneous networks and high
availability communication systems for command and control center, and STREAMWIDE, a company
specializing in software applications for Mission Critical Communications, have joined their efforts and
experience to showcase the interoperability of narrowband PMR networks such as TETRAPOL with LTE
MCPTT broadband services and the integration of PRM with Mission Critical broadband services into a
Command & Control Centre.
This demonstration confirms the willingness of PRESCOM and STREAMWIDE to have a range of
interoperable solutions compliant with 3GPP standard to cover the needs of mission critical companies
and organizations.

About PRESCOM (Stand 5 J 150)
PRESCOM is a French company, leader in delivering high resiliency dispatch centers for control
rooms and gateways between heterogeneous networks. More than 400 control rooms are currently
equipped with PRESCOM solutions all over the world covering multiple businesses such as public
safety, fire brigades, emergency health Services, maritime safety, airports, public transport and
defense. PRESCOM, leader in Unified Critical Communications, is providing its customers with high availability solutions that are efficient and adapted to their needs, including situations under crisis
circumstances.

About STREAWIDE (Stand 5 F 164)
STREAMWIDE is a leading communications software technology provider delivering mission critical
communications and operations solutions. With 18+ years of experience in developing new
generation solutions; STREAMWIDE has a rich product portfolio from real-time voice and data
solutions to geolocation services and digital transformation of operational processes. The Paris based-firm has 8 local offices, deployments in over 70 countries across 5 continents, and over 130
customers with more than 100 million end users. STREAMWIDE produces team on mission and team
on the run platforms for business, public safety process communication, and team management.
STREAMWIDE is listed on the Alternext (Euronext) stock exchange: ALSTW.

The French Ministry of Interior selects PRESCOM to ensure interoperability between Mission Critical next generation network and legacy narrow band networks

PRESCOM announced a new collaboration with the French Ministry of Interior (MoI) to supply its MCPTT-PMR gateway as part of the French state procurement tender of equipment and services, PCSTORM – Lot 5 « Gateway to narrow band systems ». PRESCOM’s MCPTT-PMR gateways will ensure the continuity of exchanges of all or part of voice and data services between users of narrow-band networks and users equipped with PCSTORM solutions. The compatibility with next generation networks is ensured by the 3GPP compliance.

PCSTORM relies on Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) technology which is eventually designated to replace PMR technologies. The comprehensive solution will allow the Ministry to make possible interoperability between heterogeneous networks for all French national security forces. PRESCOM will provide its unique experience by providing customized gateway for both tactical mode and network mode through several integration kit adapted to the missions. In tactical mode the MCPTT-PMR gateway will be integrated in a suitcase for intervention and in a rack case for events. Whatever the operation mode, the software is the same, which facilitates operations for end users. French security forces will be able to deploy tactical gateways anywhere and in a very short time.

By using MCPTT-PMR gateways, the French MoI will allow interoperability of group communications between legacy narrow-band systems in operation and new systems deployed under this tender. Security force agents equipped with PCSTORM solutions will be able to coordinate their missions with all security agents in France who have PMR equipment.

About PRESCOM

PRESCOM is a French company, leader in delivering high resiliency dispatch centers for control rooms and gateways between heterogeneous networks. More than 400 control rooms are currently equipped with PRESCOM solutions all over the world covering multiple businesses such as public safety, fire brigades, emergency health Services, maritime safety, airports, public transport and defense.

PRESCOM, leader in Unified Critical Communications, is providing its customers with high availability solutions that are efficient and adapted to their needs, including situations under crisis circumstances.

www.prescom.net | prescom@prescom.fr | +33 1 30 85 55 55

Trade Shows 2020

In 2020 PRESCOM will be present at:
– ATEC Congress, in Paris (Beffroi de Montrouge), from january 22 to january 23
– the Emergency Congress « Urgence » in Paris (Porte Maillot) from June 10. to June 12.
– the Congress of Firefighters in Marseille from October 14. to October 27.

PRESS RELEASE PRESCOM / STREAMWIDE

PRESCOM and StreamWIDE jointly demonstrate the interoperability of LTE MCPTT broadband networks with narrowband PMR networks such as TETRAPOL, P25 and TETRA.

PRESCOM, the leading provider of interconnection gateways for heterogeneous networks and high availability communication systems for control and command centers, and StreamWIDE, a provider of MCPTT application servers, have joined their efforts and experience to showcase the interoperability of narrowband PMR networks of TETRAPOL, TETRA and P25 technologies with LTE MCPTT broadband services.

To achieve this, they have developed the first version of interconnection between their industrial systems formulating a case study based on an operational scenario of a terrorist attack in a large railway station:

  • Security forces, who are equipped with narrowband terminals TETRAPOL, are called onsite where they communicate with their authorities equipped with LTE MCPTT smartphones.
  • The plan of action requires meticulous organization and execution by a specialized intervention group, who install a tactical bubble narrowband P25 upon arrival. Their authorities, equipped with LTE MCPTT communication terminals, can listen to the communication group through the tactical bubble P25 and immediately intervene if necessary.
  • Due to the significant size of the railway station, the station security teams also need to connect with appropriate personnel to be updated on the action. They have TETRA narrowband terminals, and with interconnection capabilities are able to communicate with authorities who are using LTE MCPTT smartphones.
  • Since the synchronization of operations with the different forces on-site is essential, the authorities ask the command center to interconnect all the participants in real-time. This allows them to create a single group, LTE MCPTT Terrorist Attack, including all authorities with smartphones and all deployed units with TETRAPOL, P25 and TETRA terminals, which makes it possible to instantly inform all the players simultaneously.

This case study, based on STREAMWIDE ‘s MCPTT Team on Mission solution and PRESCOM’ s PMR LTE gateways, has demonstrated the technical and operational interoperability of narrowband systems with broadband systems and its importance in critical situations.   Audio between networks of different technologies remains of high quality (no perceptible degradation), where induced latency is low and compatible with operational requirements.

The railway station case is the first test demonstrating concurrent interoperability between narrowband PMR networks TETRAPOL, P25 and TETRA and a MCPTT application server on LTE. Significant R&D work has been carried out by both teams of StreamWIDE and PRESCOM pertaining LTE MCPTT to achieve the satisfactory results of this test. This fundamental development is the first step in the creation of gateways with more valuable functions, as it allows us to smoothly migrate to the LTE MCPTT networks of the future.

About PRESCOM

 PRESCOM is a French company, leader in delivering high resiliency dispatch centers for control rooms and gateways between heterogeneous networks. More than 400 control rooms are currently equipped with PRESCOM solutions all over the world covering multiple businesses such as public safety, fire brigades, emergency health Services, maritime safety, airports, public transport and defense.

PRESCOM, leader in Unified Critical Communications, is providing its customers with high availability solutions that are efficient and adapted to their needs, including situations under crisis circumstances.

About StreamWIDE

StreamWIDE is a leading communications systems provider for Telecom operators, Governments, and Enterprises with worldwide reach. With 15+ years of experience in developing new generation solutions; StreamWIDE has a rich product portfolio including Secure Mobile Communication and Digitalization solutions. The Paris-based firm has 8 local offices, deployments in over 70 countries across 5 continents, and over 130 customers with more than 100 million end users. StreamWIDE also produces the Team on Mission and Team on the Run platforms for business and public safety process communications and team management. StreamWIDE is listed on the Alternext (Euronext) stock exchange: ALSTW.