The major trade shows are important events for vendors in the critical communications space and Catalyst has been hard at work planning for this years International Wireless Communications Exposition, held in early March in Las Vegas. It’s our chance to meet with so many of you that have supported Catalyst, make new business friends, and show off the technology we’ve developed over the past year.
This year’s IWCE promises to be one of the most important in years, as FirstNet(tm) has gained traction and lots of companies will announce FirstNet(tm) ready products and solutions. Catalyst has been working on research sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and we’ll be describing the results of that research at IWCE.
In addition to descriptions and explanations at our booth (1240) Catalyst will present at three sessions at IWCE. Initiatives for LMR-LTE Interworking will have Robin Grier on a panel moderated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Program Manager Sridhar Kowdley. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has invested in two projects (one of these is with Catalyst) to solve the technical challenges to standards-based LMR – LTE Interworking. DHS funded feasibility studies were completed in November 2018 and this presentation provides the results of these studies from the two organizations funded by DHS S&T for the creation of a standards-based solution for LMR – LTE Interworking. In addition to Robin and Sridhar, representatives from the other award winner and The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will present.
Robin is also a presenter on a panel P25 for the Future: New Products, Applications, Interoperability and Security. This panel is a product roundup from the major P25 vendors of new products developed in the past year.
Jack Kelly is also presenting at IWCE. He’s on a panel RoIP Gateway: An Alternative to ISSI and CSSI, which will explore the Radio over IP Gateway interoperability solution, and discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared to ISSI and CSSI solutions.
If you’re attending IWCE this year, be sure to check out one or more of these informative sessions, and follow up with Catalyst at our booth on the show floor.