More and more governments in Europe are undergoing a digital transformation in their public security agencies. Band 68 is a dedicated frequency that can be used to support emergency management and other public safety use cases with critical Private Mobile Radio (PMR) communications.
Despite the availability of the band, its full potential has yet to be realized and a multi-vendor product approach can help meet the challenging needs of these use cases and accelerate agencies’ digital transformation.
Combining AthonetMission-critical portable solutions and cross callRugged smartphones and tablets from , using IoT solutions from Qualcomm Technologies Inc.., Athonet can make an end-to-end offer for this band, from the network to the end-user device.
Thanks to this collaboration, public safety agencies can use a complete portable tactical solution with full use of Band 68 for various critical PMR communications. This offer is enabled by the Athonet ATB-68 tactical backpack, the Athonet ATC-68 tactical cube, the Crosscall X-COMM remote speaker microphone, the Crosscall X-VIBES bone conduction headset, and the Crosscall CORE-Z5 smartphone, which uses the Qualcomm QCM6490 SoC.
During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Athonet will exhibit the Athonet ATB-68 tactical backpack in hall 5, stand 5J65.
“Being able to guarantee portable tactical solutions with the Athonet Tactical Backpack ATB-68 and the Athonet Tactical Cube ATC-68 is the result of years of research and constant improvement of our solutions. We have spent years working together with organizations, ministries and security services to cover their needs related to communication and connectivity systems and this solution is an important milestone, both for us and for our clients.
“The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Crosscall was fundamental to reach the definition of this solution and we are sure that even in the near future new products and services may emerge from this collaborative work capable of responding to the increasing needs of the public. world of safety and critical PMR communications”, says Massimiliano Gianesin, director of special projects at Athonet.
“Crosscall supports the public safety community with devices that are designed to work in all environments and meet all critical communication requirements. We have developed solutions, including terminals but also a whole system of high-tech accessories that operate on the very high-speed 4G/5G network, which allow us to accompany the public security sector in the transformation of use that it is facing.
“The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and the integration of the Qualcomm QCM6490 processor in our latest smartphone, the CORE-Z5, is a true innovation at the service of this transformation: it is the smartphone compatible with band 68. Working with Athonet and Qualcomm Technologies allows us to to offer a complete solution that meets the current and future challenges of the world of critical communications,” says Denis Thayanithy, Crosscall’s director of solutions engineering and global partnership.
“Qualcomm Technologies is helping drive the digital transformation of industries, enabling smarter IoT devices at the edge, and public safety is no exception,” says Sebastiano Di Filippo, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “ It is exciting to see Athonet and Crosscall use the availability of Band 68 with the CORE-Z5 to deliver critical PMR communications. Powered by the Qualcomm QCM6490, the CORE-Z5 benefits from processor-level features including 5G, Wi-Fi-6E and Band 68 connectivity support on device AI and computing performance. This growing ecosystem of products will help address new use cases in public safety.”
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