MCX & Data Exchange
Lifeline Mission Critical Services (MCX)
Mission critical users can deploy Lifeline as it fully supports MCX, the standard for which is being designed to seamlessly communicate with narrow band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks for integrated mission critical push-to-talk (PTT) voice, video and data capabilities. Lifeline redefines what is understood by ‘mission critical service’, it’s uncompromising reliability, safety and speed go far beyond the fundamental requirement of providing uninterrupted functionality. Emergency and public safety organizations, for example, require instant and continuous access to multiple information streams from their people on the ground as well as remote video and audio feeds. Lifeline has the capacity to connect the varied communication pathways, whether digital or analogue, audio or visual to ensure success even when missions become critical.
Integrating MCX with Narrow Band Systems
For over twenty years companies have rightly trusted in LMR systems such as TETRA, DMR and P25, investing substantial resources into the purchase, maintenance and associated training connected with these technologies. Historically companies have reaped the benefits, however over the past few years, as the development of the digital communications sector has accelerated, they have found themselves left behind. Often trapped in lengthy hardware and/or software contracts effectively lowering their efficiency and productivity levels. Lifeline, through its unique capacity to communicate with narrow band, contemporary and future systems, provides companies with the perfect opportunity to transition smoothly from traditional LMR based systems to MCX services. This can be carried out incrementally to minimize the financial impacts while simultaneously optimizing and enhancing hardware longevity and software functionality.