Frequentis makes ESN gateway progress


Frequentis has successfully demonstrated additional voice and data feature sets for the UK's Emergency Services Network, including functionality such as group call, private call and ambient listening.

Discussing the project, a spokesperson for the company said: “We are working directly with the Home Office on the development of a gateway, which will connect Frequentis’ multimedia communications platform 3020 LifeX to ESN.

“The gateway will provide an Airwave-comparable feature set. Once ready, it will be installed and tested within the Ambulance Radio Program, which is a Frequentis reference customer. Testing this time included group call, private call - in/out -, ambient listening, status message, emergency calls, text messages and broadcast.”

According to the company, LifeX is designed to allow emergency services “to maximise the benefits of multimedia communications, [as well as] allowing members of the public to share images and videos of incidents that can be analysed in real-time.”

The development of the ESN gateway is being supported by Nemergent.

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