Radisys Corporation, the services acceleration company, along with Octasic Inc. and Quortus, has unveiled its Multi-Radio Network-in-a-Box, a complete 4G/3G/2G network targeted for the military and public safety organizations.
The joint solution enables the rapid deployment of an end-to-end LTE network in a compact, ruggedized form factor. To deliver a complete network, the Multi-Radio Network-in-a-Box integrates Radisys’ field-hardened CellEngine™ TOTALeNodeB™ LTE small cell software and Femtotality 3G small cell software with Octasic’s OCTBTS platforms and Quortus’ ECX Tactical virtualized EPC (Evolved Packet Core) solution.
“As the leaders in small cell software with more than 80 deployments worldwide, we’re skilled at working with any organization that needs reliable, secure and portable communications technology. We’re excited about this new Multi-Radio Network-in-a-Box that encompasses Octasic’s value proposition to deliver base stations that meet the military’s strict size, weight and power requirements and adds Quortus’ virtualized core for a complete end-to-end LTE network solution,” explained, Tom McQuade, general manager, CellEngine and Trillium Software, Radisys.
Today’s battlefield on both land and in the air depends on proven, commercial communications technologies as a key strategy for military success. Combat soldiers need to understand surrounding situations and be able to react quickly to achieve strategic advantage.
Similarly, in a disaster scenario public safety organizations also need to be able to quickly deploy a secure and reliable mobile communications network to support response efforts.
The Multi-Radio Network-in-a-Box enables the military and public safety professionals to rapidly deploy a complete portable network anywhere, whether in a UAV, a vehicle or a backpack.
By providing support for 4G/LTE, 3G and 2G air interfaces, the solution supports communications in remote regions and permits the use of any standard handset. Furthermore, the network can support up to 32 active users by leveraging LTE technology.
“This integrated multi-standard base station, available for all OCTASIC’s BTS platforms, provides unique efficiency and portability, meeting our customers’ demands for flexible, lightweight complete cellular solutions. Radisys’ award-winning small cell software combined with Quortus’ best-of-breed core network technology and Octasic’s miniaturized SDR base stations provide our customers with access to turnkey small cell solutions enabling coverage, worldwide flexibility and capacity that meet their needs,” says, Michel Laurence, Executive Chairman, Octasic.
“Our ECX Tactical solution is specifically designed to meet the needs of military and public safety organizations, delivering the ability to support 4G, 3G and 2G networks either standalone or with core network reach-back – and with features required by critical communications networks, including high reliability voice, multicast/broadcast connectivity, in-session mobility, relay-station functionality and ad-hoc node meshing. This partnership with Radisys and Octasic furthers our ability to deliver a working network anywhere in the world, while driving down costs and integration complexity,” explains, Andy Odgers, CEO, Quortus.