Free for publication on May 6, 2020 at 4.00 pm (CEST +1)
Oulu, Finland, May 6, 2020 – Bittium, a leading Finnish provider of mission critical solutions, and ENENSYS Technologies, a leading provider of media delivery and public safety solutions, announced that evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Solution (eMBMS) with ENENSYS' Middleware, which is intended for public authority LTE networks, can now be deployed in highly secure Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 smartphone. With this cooperation, LTE Broadcast features are now enabled in rugged public safety Bittium Tough Mobile 2.
LTE Broadcast has become an essential aspect of communication as technological advances affect the quantity and quality of information to be distributed to in-the-field officers. The eMBMS solution enables efficient use of LTE radio spectrum, delivering huge amounts of data even in a congested network environment, and every device (car, PTT device, robot) receives the data at the exact same time. This is particularly important in public safety, security and other mission-critical communications, which require fast data speeds, low latencies and reliable connections. Security and reliability are key elements for public safety officers and Bittium has been working with ENENSYS for several years, utilizing their eMBMS solutions in Bittium Tough Mobile devices in public safety projects.
"During this complicated time, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, public safety forces are required to monitor the streets to make sure that people are respecting government restrictions in regards to movement and regrouping", stated Bartolo Scanavino, ENENSYS Telecom Market Director. "In certain areas, police are using video surveillance from drones and consuming a high volume of LTE resources. With Bittium Tough Mobile 2, these officers would have the possibility of using eMBMS – a crucial feature to ensure that the video streams are available to all agents in the city – without struggling with the limited spectrum availability on their private network."
"It has been a pleasure to work with ENENSYS again, and continue our successful cooperation", says Sammy Loitto, Senior Vice President, Sales at Bittium. "With a reliable and standards-compliant eMBMS solution, public safety organizations and government agencies can utilize data intensive services, such as real-time HD video, situational awareness and dynamic maps. eMBMS is a perfect technology for the new MC-PTT, MC-Video and MC-Data applications which are increasingly deployed in LTE networks intended for public authorities and operators of critical security of supply."
Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2
Bittium Tough Mobile 2 sets a new standard for ultra secure mobile communications. The smartphone is a combination of unparalleled hardware- and software-based information security features and usability. The tamper-proof information security platform, privacy switch, and the supervised and secure supply chain ensure reliable and secure communication and handling of data especially in use by professionals and authorities.
More information about Bittium Tough Mobile 2: www.toughmobile2.bittium.com
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Bittium - Defence & Security
Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 30 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies. For Defense & Security market Bittium provides the most modern products and solutions for tactical & secure communications. The products and solutions for tactical communications bring broadband data and voice to all troops across the battlefield. For secure communications Bittium offers proven mobile devices and cyber security solutions certified up to CONFIDENTIAL level. Net sales in 2019 were EUR 75.2 million and operating profit was EUR 6.3 million. Bittium is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com
ENENSYS Technologies is a global designer and manufacturer of innovative professional solutions for the Broadcast and Telecom industry. For 15 years, ENENSYS Technologies has enabled Efficient Media Delivery over Terrestrial (ATSC 3.0, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T/Tb, HbbTV), Satellite (DVB-S/S2/S2X) & Telecom Networks (4G/5G, Public Safety, IPTV, OTT), and provides Test & Monitoring equipment with the TestTree brand. For more information, visit www.enensys.com .
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