Tel-Aviv, December 4 2023 — In the evolving landscape of critical communications, Softil is proud to lead the way in MCX deployments around the world, and to be the only MCX technology provider that has true deployment experience in 5 live MCX production networks running with different MCX servers from multiple vendors.
With Softil’s BEEHD enabling technology, critical communications users such as public safety, first responders, utility and transportation workers now enjoy advanced communication capabilities such as high quality, high legibility voice, HD video, location sharing, instant messages, file sharing and more, all based on global, open, interoperable standards of 3GPP MCX (Mission Critical Communications) deployed over ubiquitous mobile broadband LTE and 5G networks.
As the world’s leading supplier of MCX communications enabling technologies (middleware/SDK), Softil well understands the critical value of true deployment experience. Softil’s BEEHD MCX framework is already in production use today on a wide range of MCX solutions from handheld clients to LMR/MCX gateways to recording appliances, and Softil’s partners take advantage of BEEHD’s pre-integration with all major MCX servers on the market – Airbus, Ericsson, Alea/Leonardo, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Streamwide and others.
Let’s take a look at some of those MCX networks already in production:
First – South Korea. Softil’s first MCX deployment was in the KoRail network with the company called Hoimyung Corporation. Using Softil’s BEEHD MCX framework, Hoimyung developed train communication terminal to be used on the trains servicing the brand new high speed train line put into service in time for 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February of 2018, connecting Incheon airport with the site of Olympic games. It is estimated that nowadays more than 125 million people travel on these 250 km/h. high-speed trains each year. Continuing the success with MCX railway communications, RF-Comm, Daeyoun, and a number of other vendors also built their MCX train communications solutions on top of BEEHD MCX framework.
Next Network we can talk about is Safe-Net, South Korean MCX public safety broadband network (PSBN) for the first responders – police, firefighters, EMS, coast guard, and others. Softil’s customers such as Hanswell and many others ensure that first responders have the best-of-breed MCX communication solutions at their disposal.
For the next two networks we need to travel to the United States. First, Critical Linc MCPTT service provided by Southern Linc, a service provider operating in the southern states in the US, where there is a number of Softil partners already in MCX deployment. AdvanceTec Industries provides an MCPTT vehicle mounted communication terminal – versatile and intuitive to use. Next, there is CatalysCommunications Technologies, one of Softil’s early customers and true believer in the power of MCX, providing its IntelliLink LMR/MCX interworking gateways and MCX dispatch consoles for the first responders using Southern Linc MCX service. L3Harris is another company squarely focused on the MCX space with its XL-200 line of hybrid radios, offering first responders innovative devices that are fully ruggedized and support both MCX when the network is available and P25 direct mode when it is not.
Catalyst products are also in full deployment at FirstNet, major US PSBN delivered by AT&T, which is the fourth MCX network in production where Softil technology is deployed. AT&T FirstNet has the major reach across all 50 states in the US, offering first responders all the advanced MCX capabilities. We are also expecting a number of Softil customers and partners to deliver their products to the hands of the FirstNet users in the near future.
Moving back to APAC, in India, the fifth MCX network in production, Softil technology enables its partners to deliver next generation MCX based LTE and 5G train communications solutions – ‘MCX for Rail’ (which is the basis of the future FRMCS lead by UIC for Europe), demanded for high-speed and metro-lines deployments.
Going beyond these 5 networks, many vendors which are using Softil’s BEEHD MCX Framework are involved in UK’s Home Office ESN project, as well as a number of deployments and pre-deployments in Australia, Canada and other countries. Also, the MCX momentum in all European countries gives us a lot of reasons to optimistically look into the future.
MCX standards are continuing to evolve, enabling new and critical features for the public safety, such as Direct Mode and Direct Mode relay, MC Gateway UE, network interconnection and migration and many others. Softil is continuing its active participation in developing future standards and ensuring that its solutions are compliant to the latest standards. Softil is also continuing its focus on enhancing interoperability with all MCX servers and MCX networks, ensuring speedy and easy onboarding for its customers and partners solutions, whether these are MCX clients, gateways, dispatch, ICCS, hybrid radios, vehicle-mounted terminals, CAD, situational awareness apps, recording, and lots more.
With five MCX networks in production now, and unlimited potential for future MCX deployments on the horizon, Softil is committed to providing first responders with the best communications tools available, worldwide, ensuring safety, reliability, and innovation.
Join Softil in Shaping the Future of Critical Communications
As we celebrate over 5 years in live MCX production deployments and seeing the growing opportunities of MCX around the world, we invite all vendors in the critical communication space to join Softil in this MCX revolution.
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