Sonim Technologies is developing an accessory for its rugged LTE devices that would let users engage in direct-mode P25 push-to-talk communications while operating on licensed LMR spectrum in the VHF band, according to company officials.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: April 27, 2018
Sonim Technologies officials privately demonstrated a working prototype of a P25 direct-mode accessory—often referenced as a “sled” by company representatives—last month to some attendees during IWCE 2018 in Orlando. Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke said the company plans to complete development of a P25 direct-mode accessory “in the next few months,” although the final design could differ from the “sled” prototype demonstrated during IWCE 2018.
“There’s a lot of different ways of doing this,” Plaschke said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications.