Codan Radio Injects LTE, Cellular Capabilities into Public Safety Communication Ecosystem

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 23, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Codan Radio takes the communication capabilities of public safety workforce across the U.S. to a whole new level with its latest Stratus transportable P25/LTE solution. The latest solution leverages the best of both worlds: the capabilities of terrestrial radio communication as well as the efficiency and security of commercial cellular networks.

Public safety agencies can discharge their duties in a more efficient manner as they can communicate with other agencies and aid response teams via other communication devices such as cell phone. The Stratus solution works with LTE and 3G services from all commercial wireless providers.

The latest P25/LTE solution operates in 700/800 MHZ VHF, UHF spectrum bands with encryption in place for security. The solution also comes with an option to include FirstNet connectivity. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent agency created to build and operate a nationwide public safety broadband network for use by first responders and other public safety workforce during the time of emergency.

The Stratus P25 repeater comes in a Pelican case that makes it perform with ease under challenging conditions. It also makes use of the available LTE networks for communication backhauling for better connectivity.

“Inside the repeater, we have our traditional P25 repeater system that is then backhauled over Ethernet through an LTE, 3G or 4G network in the public space. It will backhaul all of the comms on scene over the 3G or 4G LTE network and get back to either dispatch or to other repeaters you’ve deployed—frankly, anywhere in the world,” said Ben Pearce, Codan Radio's regional sales director for North America, reports Donny Jackson for Urgent Communications.