Critical Communications Discussed in Helsinki This Month

Every day across the globe, police firefighters, EMTs and other public safety and emergency personnel work to respond efficiently to unexpected events as they happen. Coordination of resources during these events can help save lives.   Effective, reliable communication between the various public safety organizations, on land, in the sea and air, for example, is an important capability in the era of new technologies such as 5G.   

According to a recent Forbes article highlighting a survey on public safety, “In an emergency situation, real-time collaboration can speed response, increase situational awareness and improve responder safety. Respondents cited barriers to information sharing and collaboration include lack of technology (44%), lack of funding and resources (41%) and unwillingness from departments/agencies (36%).” 

Exhibition in Helsinki 

From May 23 – 25, industry luminaries will gather at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre in Finland to discuss important topics during the Critical Communications World Conference. The wide-ranging event will cover broad topics with a focus on cooperation across vertical sectors, geographies and network providers to drive innovation in critical communications. This event is a great opportunity to meet and network with experts across the areas of critical communications.  

Valid8 is proud to be an exhibitor at this event. Located at stand N69, Valid8 solutions experts will be on hand to answer any questions and share their expertise in areas such as MCPTT, MCData and MCVideo. Having been recently approved by DHS P25 CAP for ISSI/CSSI testing, Valid8 delivers unique, cost-effective capabilities for the testing of mission critical network equipment.  

Valid8 Critical Communications Test Capabilities 

Valid8 offers a broad range of configurable and cost-effective mission critical testing solutions. Our automated tests can be run over 5G, 4G or ethernet. Valid8 delivers product capabilities for 

  • Generating mission critical traffic load to test an MCX Server 
  • Wrap-around testing for MCX xMS nodes 
  • Conformance testing on MCX and P25 ISSI interfaces 
  • Emulation of MCX Server, IWF and P25 RFSS and P25 Console 
  • Security testing of known vulnerabilities of MCX, 5G, 4G protocols 

Valid8’s MCX solutions enable testing of SIP, Diameter, MBMS GTP and RTP/RTCP with Floor Control on the 4G/5G mobile network up to 3GPP Rel 16. It includes test scenarios for MC-PTT (Push-to-talk), MC-Data and MC-Video. 

Valid8 P25 ISSI CSSI Conformance Suites are suitable for testing MCX IWF compliance to standards for CAP, TIA, IETF in the P25 domain and include an implementation of the P25 CAP ISSI/CSSI Conformance Test Tool (ICC Test Tool / ICCTT). The company has been an active participant in the annual ETSI MCX Plugtest events.   

We look forward to seeing you at the show! 

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