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Samsung boasts demo of world’s first MCPTX video call on Amazon Web Services cloud platform

Samsung Electronics has demonstrated a first video call on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform using Mission Critical Push-to-Talk, Data and Video

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Samsung Demonstrates World’s First MCPTX Video Call on AWS

In a world's first, Samsung Electronics has demonstrated a first video call on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform using Mission Critical Push-to-Talk, Data and Video (MCPTX, also known as Mission Critical Communications), a communications capability developed for first responders. It was enabled by the successful onboarding, integration, and deployment on AWS cloud. This implementation was based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications.

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The demonstration was conducted at Samsung’s lab in Korea, which featured a complete line-up of Samsung’s latest MCPTX solution that delivers a multimedia-based communications experience designed specifically for first responders and public safety officials.

It used Samsung’s MCPTX service platform, as well as the Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro – said to be a rugged, secure first responder smartphone, purpose-built for public safety users – to show the power of mission-critical multimedia communications in the field. Samsung says its customers for MCPTX will have the option to deploy the solution on their on-premise servers or AWS cloud platform.

According to Samsung, MCPTX delivers powerful data and video communications capabilities surpassing Land Mobile Radio (LMR) technology, which provides traditional voice-based service. It opens a new horizon in advancing public safety, enabling first responders to be simultaneously connected with hundreds of fellow responders with easy exchange of videos, images, files and more during an emergency. This technology will help improve situational awareness and information accuracy, especially in times when public safety plays a pivotal role against local disasters or urgent threats.

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“AWS offers a proven infrastructure with the greatest scalability, which enables network operators to offer reliable 5G services that will continue to scale, even during the greatest capacity strains,” said Amir Rao, Head of Global Solution Portfolio and Tech Alliances for Telco industry at AWS. “AWS offers a ubiquitous cloud programming model through its public availability zones and AWS Outpost services, which can be deployed at the Telco Operators data center or network edge locations. This demonstration of Samsung’s MCPTX solution on Amazon’s cloud platform brings the latest innovations to the public safety sector, and the two companies will continue to collaborate on developing technologies to provide new and reliable services to customers.”

“This demonstration showcases how Samsung’s Mission Critical Communications solutions can manage public crises and be readily deployed on public cloud platforms,” said Wonil Roh, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “It also enables us to learn and adapt to the evolving needs of service providers and end users alike. This brings a new level of broad coverage, scalability and reliability to mission critical service deployments, and we look forward to continuing our journey in the public safety sector to help keep communities safe and improve public emergency response outcomes.”

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