October Mission Critical Communication Trends
Testing mission critical voice, data and video, collectively known as MCX is a critical component for manufacturers as they develop devices that comply with the standards for successful operation during public safety events. Even while businesses are working remotely, recent articles highlight the continued forward progress being made with MCX certification and technologies.
Sandra Wendelken’s article discusses the newly formed group between TCCA and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) to work on mission-critical certification for broadband equipment. The article notes how the ETSI Plugtests events have been invaluable to improve interoperability and launch a new suite of standards. TCCA and GCF are working on a certification based on GCF’s existing processes that have been in use in the cellular mobile industry for years.
During the recent virtual conference hosted by Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Valid8 delivered a demonstration of their MCPTT client conformance tester. The session was well-received and among one of the more popular on-demand events.
Kelly Hill’s article explores the changing public safety technology landscape and identifies 3 new technologies and 3 emerging technologies along with the expectations of public safety and technology experts on what the future may hold. Among the emerging technologies are Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT), Vertical (z-axis) location for 911 callers and public safety personnel, and NextGeneration 911 systems.
The Critical Communications Review
The announcement of the update to the MCOP Unified Open Application API (MUOAPI) that includes the ability to enable deploying the three mission critical services of MCX.
Announcement of the first successful execution of an over-the-air (OTA) test of MCX as part of their 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard compliant testing solution for the mission critical communications industry.
Supply Demand Market Research
Report analyzes the overall market for public safety communication platforms that leverage standardized MCX among other components to create an “all-inclusive” platform for “the deliver of real-time video, high resolution imagery, multimedia messaging, mobile office/field data applications, location services and mapping, situational awareness, unmanned asset control and other broadband capabilities.
MCX is moving closer to becoming a standard technology for public safety. The ability to test devices and other technologies against standards reduces the time to market and ensures successful operation in the field.
Learn more about Valid8’s MCX testing.