eMBMS in public safety with ENENSYS’ middleware in Bittium Tough Mobile 2
May 5, 2020
ENENSYS Technologies, a provider of media delivery and public safety solutions, has announced that its eMBMS middleware can now be deployed in Bittium’s latest smartphone, Bittium Tough Mobile 2. This new version of Bittium’s highly secure and robust public safety smartphone makes it possible to enable LTE Broadcast features thanks to ENENSYS’ technology.
Security and reliability are key for public safety officers and ENENSYS has been working with Bittium for a number of years providing support for their specialized products. 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. eMBMS can serve thousands of users in a limited area, no matter the eNodeB or network congestion – and every device (car, PTT device, robot) receives the data at the exact same time. As well, LTE Broadcast is more efficient than unicast even with a low number of devices and it enables up to 2.5 faster file downloads in a semi-congested network. Given that eMBMS reception is more efficient, it also allows for increased battery life.
“It has been a pleasure to work with ENENSYS again, and continue our successful cooperation”, said 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 public safety networks.”
“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.”