Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. Ever increasing operational demands on first responders, along with new technological opportunities and capabilities, are driving Public Safety Organizations to adopt broadband technologies such as Long Term Evolution for mission critical data. While access to broadband data is improving public safety operations and providing new applications, voice remains the most critical communications capability.
Catalyst developed technology in the early 2000’s to dispatch to Verizon 3G cellular phones with Push to Talk capabilities and has maintained a working relationship with both Verizon and AT&T since that time. As these networks are evolving to LTE, Catalyst continues to work with both carriers, and is developing has recently developed an interface to Kodiak Networks http://kodiakptt.com/ who have developed a solution to integrate Land Mobile Radio systems with LTE networks using the P25 CSSI standard. Catalyst Consoles employ the CSSI interface to communicate with the Kodiak solution to create interoperability between various LMR systems and mobile phones with push to talk capability.