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Kodiak to Demonstrate LMR Interoperability Solutions at APCO’s 82nd Annual Conference and Expo

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Showcasing how Kodiak Broadband PTT augments LMR communications, expanding users, extending coverage, and reducing costs

APCO 2016 logoPlano, TX, August 12, 2016 — Kodiak, the leading provider of carrier-integrated broadband push-to-talk (PTT) announced today that several key collaborators will demonstrate its LMR Interoperability solutions at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2016 conference & expo in Orlando, FL, August 14 - 17. Six different booths at APCO (Airbus DS Communications, AT&T, Avtec, JPS, Kyocera, and Zetron) will feature demonstrations of Kodiak solutions for land mobile radio (LMR) interoperability, as well as highlight the quality and reliability associated with a carrier-integrated Broadband PTT solution.

AT&T (booth #1363) will demonstrate its solution to extend Public Safety communication beyond the boundaries of LMR. Utilizing standard P25 interfaces, AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk bridges the gap between LMR networks to extend coverage and communications across the nationwide AT&T network. With support for ISSI, CSSI and ROIP, AT&T offers a full spectrum of interoperability solutions for Public Safety on the only nationwide and carrier-grade, P25-compliant IP network.

JPS Interoperability Solution (booth #1609) and Kyocera (booth #1667) will demonstrate the Kodiak Radio over IP solution for LMR Interoperability, showing how it provides seamless group communications between Kodiak Broadband PTT users and users on all types of LMR networks. Visitors to the Kyocera booth will also see some of the latest additions to the Kodiak device and accessory ecosystem, including Bluetooth low energy remote speaker microphones, headsets and buttons working with Kyocera’s market leading waterproof and rugged devices.

Zetron (booth #1137) and Avtec (booth #1463) will showcase the Kodiak CSSI (Console Sub-system Interface) solution for LMR Interoperability. CSSI provides IP-based connectivity for direct communications between Kodiak Broadband PTT users and Zetron or Avtec LMR dispatch consoles, making dispatcher-controlled patching possible between Broadband PTT users and any type of LMR system to which the CSSI-capable console is connected.

Visitors to Airbus DS Communications (booth #1353) will see the Kodiak ISSI (Inter-RF Sub-system Interface) solution for LMR Interoperability. A network-to-network interface, ISSI provides an IP connection for direct communications between Kodiak Broadband PTT users and those on any standards-compliant P25 LMR system.

“Kodiak is proud to be at APCO with our collaborators to demonstrate how our implementation of standardized IP interfaces can provide seamless communications between users on our standards-based Broadband PTT solution and those on LMR networks,” said Bruce Lawler, Chief Product Officer of Kodiak. “Our solutions for LMR Interoperability make it possible for organizations to increase the value of push-to-talk communications by expanding users, extending coverage and reducing costs.”

About Kodiak

The leading provider of standards-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/APCO2016.

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