Only Push-To-Talk Over Cellular (PTToC) Service that Enables On-Demand Communications to Any Smartphone User
WEST MELBOURNE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 11, 2022 / BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American:BKTI) (the "Company" or "BK Technologies") today announced the launch of its first BKRplay service, InteropONE, the only PTToC service that enables operational interoperability to first responders through on-demand creation of user groups without requiring network pre-provisioning or gateways.
InteropONE, in cooperation with its PTToC platform partner, STREAMWIDE SA, a leading communications software technology provider, facilitates multi-agency incident response and mutual aid in planned or unplanned incidents such as large public events, disaster relief, criminal intelligence, and mass violence, where a lack of communications can slow or hinder the response. Incident command staff can dynamically manage PTToC communications from his/her smartphone, by "inviting" participants to engage in the incident. Invited participants simply need a smartphone with a data subscription to any carrier network. Participants can download the InteropONE application, BKRplay, from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) stores.
InteropONE is designed to eliminate today's barriers and enable all first responders to communicate regardless of which cellular network they use or PTToC service they subscribe to, or even first responders who do not subscribe to a PTToC service. InteropONE is designed to provide interoperable communications during emergency incidents when no other communications platform meets the need.
"InteropONE is a game-changing, scalable smartphone application that will deliver a unique SaaS service that is much needed in the public safety market," stated John Suzuki, CEO of BK Technologies. "As PTToC solutions have become more sophisticated and operate on a variety of platforms, interoperability between different technologies and service providers is a big challenge today. Our InteropONE offering provides a practical solution to this challenge, enhancing communications capabilities between first responders who arrive at events from near or far, as well as between different emergency agencies. We're excited to launch InteropONE, which we believe provides a tremendous opportunity to address a broader market audience within the public safety communications market and will serve as a blueprint for our development of additional BKRplay services."
James Teel, General Manager of BK's SaaS business unit commented, "As wildfires and natural disasters increase in frequency, broader response is often required from a wide range of emergency personnel. InteropONE's ability to ensure that these diverse teams can quickly communicate through common channels is truly a differentiator for the markets we're targeting. Just as our LMR radios have a proven track record and excellent reputation for reliability and durability in the field, we believe our InteropONE solution can also play a key role providing the PTToC solution that keeps first responders connected and safe as they protect our communities."
About BK Technologies
BK Technologies Corporation manufactures high-specification, American-made communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. BK Technologies is honored to serve these heroes with reliable equipment when every moment counts. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE American market under the symbol "BKTI". Maintaining its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida, BK Technologies can be contacted through its web site at www.bktechnologies.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
STREAMWIDE is a leading communications systems provider for Telecom operators, Governments, and Enterprises with worldwide reach. With 20 years of experience in developing new generation solutions, STREAMWIDE has a rich product portfolio including Secure Mobile Communication and Digitalization solutions.
Headquartered in Paris with offices in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa , STREAMWIDE has deployments in over 70 countries across 5 continents, and over 130 customers with more than 100 million end users. STREAMWIDE is listed on Euronet Growth ( Paris ) - ALSTW FR0010528059.
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