Cobham introduces unique voice over IP enhancement of trunk radio systems.
Lyngby, Denmark - Cobham launches today,
a sophisticated IP based voice solution designed to complement or
replace the VHF/UHF based trunk radio systems widely used in the
field service, search and rescue, utility, mining and Oil & Gas
sectors. EXPLORER Push-To-Talk (PTT) adds cost
effective Push-To-Talk capabilities to hybrid data networks such as
terrestrial 2G/3G/4G networks combined with the Inmarsat BGAN
satellite network, ensuring optimal balance between cost and
This unique new solution offers exceptional physical and
transmission robustness, which secures reliable, high quality
communication whilst keeping transmission costs as low as possible.
Wrapped into an all-in-one solution the EXPLORER
PTT provides reliable voice and internet connectivity to
vehicles operating anywhere on the planet. The solution breaks new
ground as far as critical Mobile Workforce communications goes.
"Large scale deployments have proven exceptionally cost
effective," says Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Land Business at Cobham
SATCOM. "Development customers report obtained cost reductions in
excess of 50% compared to operating expenses related to the
operation of the traditional trunk radio networks preceding EXPLORER
PTT implementation. Such impressive savings will lead to
100% pay back of the complete network investment in less than 4
years. These numbers don't factor in the potential efficiency gains
to be obtained by bringing real time data applications into the
Different from trunk radio networks the EXPLORER
PTT solution is based on utilizing already existing
network infrastructure, which means exceptionally fast deployments.
This also means that mobile assets can be moved around instantly,
which is vital for users such as Police/Fire/Ambulance in addition
to Search and Rescue - with urgent needs to concentrate scarce
assets where sudden needs arises. Other sectors that may benefit
include Oil, Gas and Mining exploration where the hunt for
resources calls for constant asset mobility. The combination of the
globally available Inmarsat BGAN satellite network and regionally
available terrestrial networks ensures that all mobile assets are
always in reach.
Cobham SATCOM will show its innovative EXPLORER
PTT system at CommuncAsia2013 in Singapore on 18-21 June
2013, booth #1N2-07.
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer
needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of
technologies and services to solve challenging problems across
commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the
depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data
communications, including satellite communications; defence
electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important
thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham SATCOM
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports
satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for
land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing
demand for communication, our products and services are used to
satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design
affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have
decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption.
Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most
challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional
communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep
providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and
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