Elbit Systems of America Announces FirstNet Ready WideBridge™ Cloud System

A carrier grade, mission-critical secure broadband services for first responders; WideBridge Cloud system provides secure applications ecosystem for MCPTT broadband voice, video, and data services with interoperability between P25 LMR and LTE

Mar 18, 2016, 04:27 ET from Elbit Systems of America

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announces today the launching of the next generation of a cloud based, unified public safety mission-critical broadband communications services - the WideBridge Cloud applications suite.

WideBridge Cloud provides a cloud-based foundational set of secure applications delivering mission-critical broadband voice, video, and data services that meet the evolving 3GPP Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) standards. The suite provides First Responders with the communications tools they need to align with a 3GPP MCPTT standards interoperable system, using FirstNet 700 MHz, Band Class 14 LTE network and commercial LTE networks.  

WideBridge Cloud provides a secure applications ecosystem for broadband real-time voice, video, and data services with interoperability between P25 LMR and LTE to increase situational awareness and utility. WideBridge is delivered via a SaaS model and includes user authentication, authorization, monitoring and management, enabling secured communications and collaboration to help public safety personnel save lives and keep safe, turning First Responders into SmartResponders.

WideBridge Cloud servers, hosted as a virtual framework in a commercial or federal cloud, are equipped with carrier grade building blocks such as IMS core and access, IMS conventional services, Service Delivery Platform, secure access gateways, Identity Credential and Access Management solution (ICAM), P25 interoperability gateways, MDM, and additional features.

WideBridge Cloud's mobile platform, based on an Elbit Systems specific implementation of the Spirent BeeHD framework, provides a secured suite, superior audio quality and 3rd party SDK on any device including iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and PCs. It is optimized to consume low power while ensuring the reliability of incoming IMS SIP calls, to enhance situational awareness and incident management services. It enables VoLTE calls, streaming video, Push-to-Talk, Push-to-Video, voice and video conferencing, media broadcast and interoperability between P25 radio handsets and LTE smartphones.

"Elbit Systems of America understands the need to establish interoperable broadband solutions for the FirstNet LTE infrastructure. The WideBridge Cloud system will provide the nation's first responders an ability to use  secure mobile public safety communications solutions for a variety of applications and scenarios," stated Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America president and chief executive officer. "Widebridge Cloud is another important evidence of our commitment to provide Homeland Security and the public safety community with superior operational solutions.  Whether securing the boarder or ensuring communications flow and interoperability, we have a rich history and strategic focus on providing innovative solutions for the most difficult problems of our customers."

To learn more about WideBridge Cloud, visit the Elbit Systems of America at IWCE Expo, Booth 2520, in Las Vegas, NV on March 21-25 or visit Widebridge on Elbit Systems of America's website.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.   For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter or visit our official YouTube Channel

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