Next Generation Communication with PS-LTE

MISSION CRITICAL COMMUNICATION TO COMBINE THE POWER OF PROFESSIONAL MOBILE RADIO WITH SECURE BROADBAND HIGH-SPEED DATA CAPABILITIES

The adoption of video technologies in critical networks is becoming increasingly common. In the past, the need for critical networks was mainly driven by the use of voice based communication services (emergency call, group call, priority & preemptions), whereas today in the next generation communication technology market there is a growing demand by the Mission Critical domain for video content services and wireless data transfer applications with similar attributes, thus requesting much larger bandwidth.
Broadband wireless technology, designed to meet these new requirements while satisfying a sufficient level of maturity, allows PMR users to benefit from additional bandwidth and minimal latency. This is why Kontron Transportation, the specialist in Mission Critical Networks and leading constructor of PMR GSM-R, has strategically extended its portfolio to address Public Safety Long-Term Evolution (PS-LTE) use cases as well as the next generation of mission-critical networks and proposes a tailor-made solution and innovative applications based on cybersecure and reliable state-of-the-art products with differentiating specific features for Mission Critical Networks.

PUBLIC SAFETY LONG-TERM EVOLUTION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

The Kontron solution is based on a 4G Framework called PS-LTE Kickstarter. This end-to-end, next-generation communication technology includes all core and access functions to provide a full standalone deployment of a private network for voice, data and video applications.
This compact and mobile infrastructure in a rack, allows fast deployment and commissioning. It can be permanently installed on site or temporarily positioned for one-off use.

The key technology, developed according to the ETSI Rel14 standards, is based on two servers, one for access functions, the other dedicated to the core functionalities (EPC and MC-X). The Kontron next generation communication technology, which is currently available in 2.6Ghz TDD, is meant to be enhanced with new features based on the ETSI standard evolution as well as customer specific requirements and already supports the necessary configuration for vertical market players such as TDD configuration mode 0 for uplink resource optimization. The configuration is a specific configuration frame where resources are optimized to increase bandwidth usage in uplink direction bringing more capacity for video or data uploading.
This will allow Kontron Transportation to propose an advanced Industrial IoT integration and connectivity system with existing telecommunication systems.

THE KICKSTARTER PACKAGE CAN BE EXPANDED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS

 

  • Devices and accessories
    Kontron proposes various add-on products from ruggedized terminals to sensors for use with the Kontron edge computing TRACe™ platform for Industrial IoT applications leveraging the communication network as transport medium, for example the Kontron Next-Gen Dispatcher.
     
  • Cybersecurity
    An innovative Secure Xchange Network technology, based on uncompromising hardware rather than vulnerable software technology and smarter than Data Diode can be easily integrated as an option based on the ANSSI certified DENELIS™ platform from SECLAB. Number one solution for critical file exchanges, SXN is a hardware enforced cross-domain gateway designed to allow controlled data exchanges (files and flows) between the PMR network and the customer’s IT environment to prevent any attack from corrupting the protected network.
     
  • Analytics
    The Kontron ruggedized edge computing TRACe™ platform for Industrial IoT applications is available in various form factors and used to retrieve, record and analyze operational or mission critical data. The TRACe™ platform can be fitted with access module supporting TDD mode in frame 0 configuration in which brings additional capacity in uplink direction (e.g. for large data or video transfer usage).

Key benefits

  • MCX implementation based on 3GPP Rel14 standards
  • Certification of conformity performed by RINA (Notified Bodies)
  • Compact End-to-End framework delivered in a small mobile rack 
  • Expandable solution with additional radio base station also available in other frequencies
  • Instantly deployable and stand-alone (No integration required)
  • Fully operational PMR network for MCX communication
  • Suitable to permanent or temporary deployment

Highlight

Our MCX solution is a multi-OS compatible next-generation client application, enabling common Mission Critical and enhanced Railway Services.
It is designed for security- and safety-sensitive industries with Mission Critical assignment.
It supports Mission Critical (MC) communication services from MC-Push-to-Talk (PTT & full-duplex), MC-Data and MC-Video.


Feature highlights

  • Next-generation Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Dedicated buttons support for emergency, panic-alert and push-to-talk
  • Man-Down and panic-alert support for lone workers and first responders
  • Supports both consumer and ruggedized device types
  • Interoperability verified in ETSI Plugtests


 

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