Bittium newsletter - 03/2016

Bittium acquires Mega Electronics Ltd and MegaKoto Ltd specialized in healthcare technology and services

Bittium announced on November 10th the acquisition of the Finnish companies Mega Electronics Ltd and Mega Koto Ltd. Mega Electronics Ltd is specialized in biosignal measuring for cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health, and sports medicine. MegaKoto Ltd provides comprehensive arrhythmia monitoring services for its customers, such as primary care centers, private clinics, and hospitals.

"Bittium has over 30 years of experience in mobile radio technology and the acquisition expands our technology competence to healthcare technology, where mobile solutions are being increasingly used in patient monitoring", says Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation.

Mega Electronics' products and solutions include for example:

  • Faros products for remote heart, stress, recovery and general wellbeing monitoring
  • BrainStatus for reliable and quick diagnostics of e.g. epileptic seizure and brain stroke
  • NeurOne, a monitoring solution for neuroscience measurements.









Bittium Tough Mobile™ is now available for purchase in the Bittium webshop



Bittium has opened a webshop and now customers in Finland and in other selected European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)  can buy Bittium Tough Mobile from the webshop.

Maximum order quantity for Bittium Tough Mobile in the webshop is two. As before, if customers would like to order more than two Tough Mobiles, or Tough Mobiles with additional features, software or services, they should contact Bittium business sales at sales1global(a)




Bittium conducts the first VoLTE call in Public Safety LTE band 14 environment



The first VoLTE call in Public Safety LTE band 14 is an important milestone. While VoLTE is being used in commercial LTE networks for voice services, this was the first time that a VoLTE call was completed on the network environment that will be used on the dedicated Public Safety Broadband network by First Responder Network Authority FirstNet in the USA. The FirstNet network will be a greenfield deployment of an LTE-only network, with no legacy circuit switched voice services, which was traditionally used for voice calls. In an LTE-only network, the voice communications are handled via VoLTE.

“Successful VoLTE call in the FirstNet network environment proves the technical maturity of the system. It also demonstrates the capabilities and interoperability of our Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphone to different kind of network environmentsī, says Bittiumīs Jani Lyrintzis, General Manager, Business development and sales in the US.




Bittium exhibited its new wearable device platform at IoT Solutions World Congress 2016

Bittium exhibited its new wearable platform for health monitoring at IoT Solutions World Congress in October in Barcelona. The platform is targeted for preventive healthcare and enables the development of customized products and services quickly and cost-efficiently.

The wearable platform has a multi-sensing capability with four integrated sensors by Philips: 3-axis accelerometer, Optical Heart Rate (OHR), skin temperature and EmoGraphy skin conductance sensor. These sensors allow the measurement of person's stress level, fatigue and sleeping quality.

The wearable platform opens up new opportunities for enterprise, healthcare and wellness domains to develop algorithms and test new healthcare specific applications and services such as remote patient monitoring or professional driving applications.





Bittium wearable platform (prototype)


Example ID of a possible commercial product based on Bittium wearable platform including all current features.




Bittium received a purchase order for a tactical communications system and related integration work to be delivered to the Estonian Defence Forces



On November 3, Bittium announced to have received a purchase order for a tactical communications system and related integration work to be delivered to the Estonian Defence Forces.

The ordered tactical communications system is based on the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system and includes also products from the Bittium Tough VoIP™ product family, including Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ software product.

The order contributes to a reform that aims to improve the Estonian Land Forcesī IP (Internet Protocol) data transfer capability and availability, where Bittiumīs TAC WIN system will be integrated to a bigger system entity.




New videos available on Bittium's Youtube channel

Bittium's Youtube channel has been updated with new videos recently.

Bittium - Connectivity to be trusted.

Bittium IoT solution concept in factory environment

Bittium Tough Mobile - LTE smartphone for secure communications

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network - Introduction

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