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Kodiak and Airbus DS Communications Complete LMR Interoperability Testing

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Plano, TX, August 10, 2016 – Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk solutions, and Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, announced today that they have completed joint testing and certification of a solution for land mobile radio (LMR) interoperability using the P25 Inter-RF Sub-system Interface (ISSI). Having completed the certification process, the ISSI-based solution is in the midst of a pilot program with existing Airbus VESTA® Radio customers.

Interoperability between the VESTA Radio solution and Kodiak Broadband PTT makes it possible for private and public organizations to provide fast, secure, reliable push-to-talk communications for all users over any network, P25, 4G/LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi. By implementing LMR interoperability, these organizations can cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, connecting more people, in more places, and with a wider choice of devices than ever before.

The LMR interoperability solution using ISSI will be demonstrated in the Airbus DS Communications’ booth (#1353) at the 82nd Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) tradeshow and conference in Orlando, FL.

“The implementation of ISSI between our carrier-integrated Broadband PTT solution and Airbus DS Communications’ VESTA Radio P25 solution continues our focus on new ways to enhance and extend LMR communications, making it possible for users on both solutions to seamlessly communicate with each other,” said Bruce Lawler, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Kodiak. “LMR interoperability also makes it possible to use a single device for both mobile data applications as well as LMR PTT communications.”

“Airbus DS Communications is pleased to leverage our technology partnership with Kodiak and open a new level of interoperability for both Broadband PTT and P25 LMR users. Providing users the superior performance of a carrier-integrated solution increases their connectivity, improves productivity, and reduces costs,” said John Szpak, General Manager VESTA Radio Products,  Airbus DS Communications.  

About Kodiak

The leading provider of Mission Critical PTT (MCPTT)-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, Verizon, and Vodafone. For more information, contact press@kodiakptt.com or visit kodiakptt.com.

About Airbus Defense and Space
Airbus Defense and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe's number one defense and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defense enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately EUR13 billion per year.

Airbus DS Communications, an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies. The VESTA® product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions and emergency notification applications, creating smarter ways to keep all our communities safe. Visit www.airbus-dscomm.com to learn more.

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