Feeds

Cisco targets emergency staff with IP radio

Sierra, Oscar, Delta, Oscar, Foxtrot, Foxtrot

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Cisco is offering emergency services and big enterprises which use push-to-talk radios a way to integrate the devices with the rest of their communication systems.

The system will convert radio signals into IP packets and route them over the IP network. That means that radio communication, which usually uses a proprietary system, can be integrated with the rest of the system. So radio users will be able to talk to anyone else on the network whether they are using a radio, a phone or other device.

Emergency services are one potential market because individual services often use their own systems which cannot be linked to each other or to phone networks. Big enterprises are also big users of radios - Amsterdam's Schipol Airport has 14,000 radios in use.

Cisco's IP Interoperability and Collaboration Systems technology includes server hardware and software and Cisco IPICS Push-to-Talk management Center.

The company says it is working to build awareness because managers of radio networks do not necessarily know who Cisco is. It expects to bring on more channel partners as the technology matures.

The technology is available to select customers now and will be available globally in the next 6 to 12 months.

More in the press release here.®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.