Compliant at the Core
Standards compliance is at the core of who we are and what we do, as evidenced by our leadership in the OMA PoC and PCPS standards which, in turn, provided the foundation for MCPTT. Our standards-based Broadband PTT solution is already in alignment with the MCPTT reference architecture and information flows, providing a solid foundation for the rapid implementation of its next-generation communications capabilities.
Commercially available baseline from Kodiak
MCPTT is a journey, not just a final destination. While the end point is mission critical communications, there are a number of capabilities defined within the standard that are already available from Kodiak and can improve communications today for those in mission support roles with Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Water, Utilities, Sanitation and other organizations.
Kodiak Leading MCPTT Implementation
With the only MCPTT-based Broadband PTT solution currently available, Kodiak is uniquely positioned to provide important advanced functionalities defined in MCPTT.
Advanced Functionalities, Available Now:
The Kodiak MCPTT-based Broadband PTT solution can be deployed over both commercial and private LTE networks to provide users with advanced functionalities, such as:
- Dynamic QoS for prioritized access to network resource
- Elastic scalability for incident-driven capacity
- Network integration for RAN optimization
- High availability & redundancy for a distributed, geo-redundant solution that protects against hardware/software failures
- End-to-end security for multi-level protection against unauthorized access and monitoring
- LMR interoperability for seamless communication with LMR users
- APIs to “MCPTT-enable” productivity and collaboration applications
- Location services to enable geographic dispatching
- Enhanced features such as broadcast calling, priority group scanning and supervisory preemption
Contact us to learn more about the MCPTT Standard and how Kodiak puts you on the road to MCPTT today.
Release 13 Implementation
Release 13 introduces new capabilities at the network, device and application layers of the MCPTT standard. At the network layer, Release 13 supports Isolated Operations and Group Communication over LTE, providing service continuity should network backhaul connections fail, as well as PTT over eMBMS. At the device layer, Proximity Service allows devices within the same vicinity to discover and communicate with each other. At the application layer, enhancements to the Priority and Preemption capability are also included in Release 13.
Priority & QoS
Network infrastructure, applications and devices supporting Release 13 are expected to become available in 2018, taking the MCPTT standard to its next stop on its road to mission critical communications.
Release 14 & Beyond
The next stop for MCPTT is Release 14 which will introduce two new media to push-to-talk communications, MC Video and MC Data. MC Video will make it possible for individuals as well as groups to efficiently share real-time video communications. MC Data will make it possible for groups and individuals to share high-definition images, 3-dimensional building schematics and other high bandwidth data, as well as supporting the transport of data from sensors in the field.
Beyond Release 14, MCPTT will continue to bring enhancements to existing capabilities, such as Proximity Service, as well as introduce new functions as it moves toward full mission critical communications.