Nokia is expanding its ViTrust portfolio of end-to-end solutions for critical communications with the introduction of a new Ultra Compact Network – the LTE network that can be deployed in places where network connectivity has been lost – and the launch of the Integrated Operations Centre, a solution which aggregates data streams used by emergency services in the field.
These additions to Nokia’s ViTrust critical communications portfolio will enable government and local mission-critical agencies to quickly establish and maintain communications using new high-bandwidth push-to-video and other data and voice services in emergency situations. This will allow first responders and command center teams to enhance situational awareness, streamline operations and save crucial time in their mission to save lives.
The new Ultra Compact Network hosts Nokia Group Communications application services including push-to-video, and can also host customer-specific applications such as video analytics and geolocalisation. The portable LTE-based Ultra Compact Network incorporates carrier-grade Nokia Flexi Zone small cell radio and integrated core technology. A network serving up to 400 users can be set up in minutes, even in the most extreme conditions where there is no existing coverage or coverage has been lost. An easy-to use, integrated graphical user interface simplifies set-up and configuration, and enables standalone operations with no need for an additional laptop. Nokia will make the Ultra Compact Network available in different versions, including a backpack-based portable model, vehicle-mounted and rack-mounted fixed installation versions, so it can be deployed to meet the needs of a variety of situations.