​Prescom, the French critical communications solutions provider for command and control rooms, has announced the availability of TACTICOM V2, the new software version of its PMR-MCPTT gateway.

The new version is enriched with features that improve interoperability between PMR and MCPTT (Mission Critical Push-To-Talk) networks. TACTICOM V2 integrates several new technical components such as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) supervision, virtualisation support (VMWare) and audio level adjustment.

The TACTICOM Datacenter, a gateway for interconnecting a PMR network on the core infrastructure, also integrates the functions of PMR Talker Identification Transmission, PMR Distress Calling and PMR Group Merging to an MCPTT server.

TACTICOM V2 supports new hardware including:

  • PASSBER (TACTICOM TETRAPOL), a gateway interconnecting TETRAPOL radio mobiles to an MCPTT server
  • TACTICOM Intervention4, designed to interconnect four PMR groups to an MCPTT service in complete autonomy.

The other products in the TACTICOM product portfolio (TACTICOM RadioSite and TACTICOM Intervention2) also benefit from the software upgrades in this new version.

TACTICOM gateways ensure interoperability between PMR networks and broadband networks based on LTE (4G) technology. The gateways are connected to MCS (Mission Critical Services) application servers following the standards defined by 3GPP.

In January 2019, Prescom was chosen by the French Ministry of Interior to supply an earlier version of its MCPTT-PMR gateway for Lot 5 “Gateway to narrowband systems”, as part of France’s PCSTORM emergency services tactical broadband project .

PCSTORM will provide resilient mobile broadband radio communications using tactical networks. Prescom’s gateways are designed to ensure continuity of voice and data services between users of narrowband networks and those equipped with PCSTORM solutions.

Author: James Atkinson