BEC Technologies | September 20, 2021
BEC Technologies Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of 4G LTE and 5G wireless broadband network connectivity solutions, today unveiled a new addition to its MXConnect® series, the MX-600 Multi-Service Modular Router. Enterprise-ready and performance-driven, the MX-600 incorporates advanced data communications and network diversity from a flexible platform enabling support for a broad array of use cases and applications.
The MX-600 integrates multi-core processing power and flexible architecture to extend connectivity for any network. In addition, the platform offers multiple deployment options with intelligent WAN path selection and built-in redundancy across Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, Wi-Fi as WAN, and mobile cellular connection. This flexibility enables support for varied services such as residential wired Gigabit internet, distributed enterprise, and wireless wan for primary, backup, or private network connectivity.
The modular design allows for instant cellular expansion via the MX-100 Series Industrial USB Modems. Each modem includes dual-SIM with auto carrier selection, active GPS for location-based services, and future technology evolution. In addition, users can select scalable throughput options of LTE CAT 6, CAT 12, CAT 18, and 5G sub-6 GHz supporting a variety of services and applications across tier 1 licensed commercial networks, CBRS shared spectrum, 2.5 GHz EBS/BRS Networks, and Private LTE or 5G.
The MX-600 integrates seamlessly with BECentral™, BEC's cloud-based remote management platform for managing large-scale UE deployments. Administrators can view multiple visual dashboards with real-time analytics intelligence, detailed reporting, performance monitoring with complete lifecycle management.
"Being flexible and fast is considered a competitive business advantage," said D'Andre Ladson, VP of Marketing. "Why should your choice of network connectivity platform be any different. The MX-600 delivers multiple connections and deployment options, and performance that grows as your network evolves."
About BEC Technologies
BEC Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of 4G LTE and 5G wireless broadband networking solutions for mobile operators, residential, enterprise, and industrial markets. BEC's comprehensive product portfolio of solutions incorporates Fixed Data Routers, VoIP/VoLTE Gateways, Rugged Outdoor, Industrial/M2M Connectivity, Public Safety, Fleet/Telematics, and Cloud-based remote device management. Our solutions are designed for reliable and secure connectivity backed up with class-leading technical service and support.
FirstNet | August 16, 2021
FirstNet – the only nationwide network built with and for America's first responders – is keeping public safety connected unlike any other network. Here's 3 strategic ways:
Expanding the FirstNet 5G footprint: As public safety's communications partner, AT&T* has expanded 5G connectivity for first responders on FirstNet to further support public safety's mission needs. Now, first responders in an additional 10 cities across the United States – Austin (Texas), Charlotte (N. Carolina), Cleveland (Ohio), Dallas (Texas), El Paso (Texas), Houston (Texas), Knoxville (Tenn.), Phoenix (Ariz.), Raleigh (N. Carolina) and San Antonio (Texas) –have access to 5G.
Deploying MegaRange™ for Disaster Response: Since launching FirstNet MegaRange earlier this year – which significantly improves connectivity, especially at the edge of network coverage – public safety has started experiencing its exclusive benefits as they respond to everyday emergencies and disasters. From remote patient care to the frontlines of wildfire response, MegaRange is keeping first responders connected at the edge of coverage when lives are on the line.
Launching nationwide interoperability with AT&T ESInet: To increase the flexibility and resiliency of AT&T NextGen 9-1-1 services, AT&T ESInet is now integrated with the FirstNet network. By serving as an automatic wireless backup to connect to public safety answering points (PSAP), FirstNet enables the delivery of IP-based 9-1-1 call traffic through the AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN).
How is 5G connectivity on FirstNet different from commercial networks? Our approach to 5G for public safety is unlike anything else. While 5G connectivity will ultimately bring a combination of benefits like ultra-low latency and ultra-high speeds to support all kinds of users, it's essential we approach 5G in a different way for first responders. That's why, with FirstNet, we're taking the right steps for public safety in a way that meets their unique mission needs. First responders maintain voice communications with priority and preemption on LTE, while the FirstNet network determines the best route for data traffic, whether that's 5G or LTE spectrum.
In addition to the 10 cities that now have access to AT&T's 5G spectrum, first responders in parts of 38 cities and more than 20 venues already have access to AT&T mmWave (5G+) spectrum. And since we're deploying 5G the right way for public safety, they maintain always-on priority and preemption across LTE – Band 14 spectrum plus all of AT&T's commercial LTE spectrum bands – which currently covers 2.71 million square miles of the country. By the end of 2021, we expect to offer 5G+ connectivity in parts of more than 40 cities and 40 venues. And we're continuing to roll out additional 5G connectivity for FirstNet in more communities nationwide.
How can first responders get 5G connectivity on FirstNet? As a FirstNet subscriber there is no additional charge for 5G connectivity. All first responders need to access 5G is a FirstNet Ready® 5G device, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, which are now available for pre-order. And to ensure public safety everywhere can access the power of FirstNet, individual verified first responders not already on FirstNet can sign up online or at the more than 5,000 AT&T retail stores across the country.
How does MegaRange support first responders' emergency response? Adhering to FCC standards, this high-power user equipment (HPUE) is only available on the FirstNet network thanks to Band 14 spectrum: nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the federal government specifically for FirstNet. It provides public safety with significant coverage benefits in both urban and rural areas. The greatest coverage improvement is in areas where data connectivity is traditionally unreliable, such as remote regions, rural areas and maritime environments.
Agencies like Bangs Ambulance in Ithaca, New York have been utilizing FirstNet MegaRange to deliver critical patient care and transmit vital data from the field directly to local hospitals – a daily feat that was once near-impossible due to challenging terrain. And now, firefighters are experiencing MegaRange's unique benefits as they combat this year's record-breaking wildfire season. For example, Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District in Oregon used MegaRange during their response to the Grandview Fire, which has burned just over 6,000 acres and threated hundreds of homes. The fire was in a notoriously difficult communications area (for both cellular and radio transmissions), and MegaRange enabled key personnel to provide live situational awareness to commanders via call, text and other FirstNet certified applications.
And as the 2021 wildfire season continues to escalate, we've joined forces with Airgain to provide public safety with significant cost savings and make this exclusive capability more accessible to agencies across the country.
How does AT&T ESInet increase reliability with FirstNet? AT&T is the only carrier that can provide end-to-end emergency communication solutions, and as the private-partner behind FirstNet, we are also uniquely positioned to equip PSAPs and first responders with an integrated infrastructure that allows them to be more flexible, resilient and agile. Interoperability with FirstNet enables AT&T ESInet to extend network connectivity to remote PSAPs that are either hard to reach or experiencing an outage. In the event AT&T ESInet detects a failure of the primary connection to the PSAP, the service automatically routes calls over the FirstNet network to maintain continuity of operation and delivery of 9-1-1 calls. This interoperability also creates a foundation for future Next Generation 9-1-1 applications that can be used for sharing caller and incident information, such as location, images, video and text, with first responders over a private, highly secure, end-to-end path.
What is FirstNet? FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America's first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government. While commercial wireless offerings remain available to public safety, FirstNet continues to grow because it offers distinct advantages for public safety. With more than 17,000 public safety agencies and organizations – accounting for more than 2.5 million connections nationwide1 – the FirstNet network is providing first responders with truly dedicated, coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help fire, EMS, law enforcement and more save lives and protect their communities.
COMSovereign Holding Corp | August 27, 2021
COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS) ("COMSovereign" or "the Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced that its Innovation Digital LLC ("Innovation Digital") unit and IQ-Analog ("IQA"), a leading developer of wideband transceiver products targeting military communications and technology for the next generation of cellular communications systems, entered into a strategic development alliance targeted at "beyond 5G" wireless communication.
As part of the strategic alliance, IQA will incorporate Innovation Digital's patented digital signal processing algorithms and architectures into its next generation of Application Specific Integrated Circuits ("ASICs") designed for future commercial and military markets. The strategic alliance intends to provide unique solutions serving the multi-billion-dollar military market including communications, RADAR, and phased array sensor systems. The technology will also support next generation 5G commercial systems addressing both sub-6 GHz and mmWave deployments featuring multi-beam frequency-agile antenna systems and accelerated processing units for 5G Access Edge systems.
By eliminating the need for many of today's radio frequency ("RF") hardware components and moving digital processing closer to the antenna, the companies believe their combined technologies will provide the industry with "beyond state-of-the-art" wideband transceiver products including unprecedented performance and power efficiency. This new architecture will reduce the cost of future radio hardware designs, increase reliability, and improve performance and the jointly developed solutions can be used to enhance COMSovereign's next generation 5G radios. The new alliance further extends existing relationships between the Company and IQA, which includes continuing engagements with Innovation Digital and with COMSovereign's Silver Bullet Technology unit who is already providing engineering services in support of IQA's ASIC development.
Dr. Scott Velazquez, founder of Innovation Digital and Chief Research Officer at COMSovereign, said, "Our proven signal processing techniques combined with IQ-Analog's industry-leading chips have the potential to solve many of the most challenging hurdles for 5G and beyond, including providing robust ultra-broadband communications in increasingly congested RF environments. Furthermore, through the combination of technologies, we are now enabling advanced RF systems to be fully software-defined, providing the flexibility to support many signaling protocols, extremely wide frequency tuning ranges, and over-the-air upgrades all without requiring any hardware changes."
Mike Kappes, founder and Chief Executive Officer of IQ-Analog, commented, "Our strategic alliance with Innovation Digital brings market-differentiating capabilities to our ASICs to provide communications systems with the highest bandwidth and resolution performance with the smallest size and lowest power available. We are looking forward to working together to bring this critical technology to both new and existing customers later this year."
IQ-Analog's family of ASICs offer Full-Spectrum Conversion® capability with over 30-GHz of instantaneous bandwidth provided by 64 Giga-sample per second data converters. IQ-Analog leverages its unique approach to high-speed data conversion known as Traveling Pulse Wave Quantization® which offers fundamental power, size and cost advantages. Innovation Digital's algorithms and architectures will be customized, optimized, and integrated into IQ-Analog's next generation F1000/F2000 Full-Spectrum Conversion® ASIC as well as Waveform Analyzer hardware systems built by IQA and incorporating IQ-Analog ASICs.
About COMSovereign Holding Corp.
COMSovereign Holding Corp. has assembled a portfolio of communications technology companies that enhance connectivity across the entire network. By combining strategic acquisitions with organic research and development efforts, COMSovereign has built a U.S.-based communications solution provider able to deliver end-to-end 4G LTE Advanced and 5G-NR telecom solutions to network operators, enterprises, and governments.
IQ-Analog Corporation is a leading developer of wideband transceiver products servicing markets for advanced wireless communications and radar systems. With over a decade of research and development, IQ-Analog's novel approach to high-speed data conversion, using temporal-domain signal processing, is at the core of a new class of integrated circuits performing digital antenna processing with unprecedented performance and power efficiency. IQ-Analog is headquartered in San Diego, California.