Join us at this year’s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) event taking place in Las Vegas, NV, from 27-30 March. The expo, which has been running for over 45 years, is the pinnacle event for the mission-critical communications community in the Americas, with over 400 exhibitors and more than 6,500 visitors anticipated.
Doug Chapman, SVP/GM Etherstack Americas, said of the event “This year marks the 20th year we’ve attended IWCE and the value the show continues to provide in terms of accessing B2B partners and clients is immeasurable”.
David Deacon, CEO Etherstack, said “As the industry progresses with the complex transition from narrow- to broadband-wireless solutions, we’re seeing far greater need for products such as those from Etherstack. With over 25 years as an independent provider of wireless communications solutions, there has never been a greater need to ensure open standards for interoperability in communications”.
Etherstack will be displaying an array of products and technologies at this year’s IWCE, including the industry’s only fully independent Inter-Working Function (IWF) and on-boarding router for P25 users of FirstNET. Other solutions on display include the P25-over-satellite radios, independently rated best-in-class tactical P25 repeaters, and P25 networks.
To learn more about Etherstack technologies, visit us on stand is #1725 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. To register to attend the event, see Etherstack discounted sign-up, here:
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Speaking at the APCO 2022 show in Anaheim, CA, last week, AT&T product management specialist for FirstNet LTE mission-critical services, Robert Fowler, identified the Etherstack-Samsung IWF technology as a key component of the FirstNET PTT services.
The IWF technology supplied by Etherstack enables otherwise independent communications systems, such as legacy P25 networks widely used by first responders in North America, to interoperate with newly emerging mission-critical networks based on LTE technology, such as the AT&T FirstNet system.
The Etherstack IWF technology has wide applicability and can enable similar levels of interworking based on other common communications technologies, popular in other geographical territories, such as TETRA which is widely used in Europe today.
Etherstack CEO, David Deacon, commented “Clients today understand the importance that push-to-talk (PTT) systems bring to first responders and emergency services personnel. As the industry transitions to LTE networks from legacy LMR systems, PTT will continue to be core functionality needed by mission-critical users. Etherstack is proud to be a key technology provider with Samsung to the AT&T FirstNet network enabling baked-in PTT services through the Etherstack Inter-Working Function (IWF) technology to FirstNET users [as opposed to over-the-top (OTT) services].”
The full article, including source quotes from AT&T’s Fowler, can be found on IWCE’s Urgent Communications website.
In recent trials undertaken by the US National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), the Etherstack SFFR-6 GoBox tactical repeater outperformed competitors to achieve the highest overall rating of a Portable Radio Repeater for use in indoor and subterranean environments.
The Etherstack SFFR-6 GoBox tactical repeater, which was tested using Icom IC-F7020T P25 portable radios, was evaluated in the five key areas of: capability, usability, deployability, maintainability, and affordability; achieving the highest rating as assessed by highly experienced evaluators from fire fighting, law enforcement and emergency management.
David Deacon, Etherstack CEO, said of the report “Etherstack have long made high quality P25 RF products as well as our software portfolio of communications protocol stacks and wireless communications network cores, and it is very gratifying for the Etherstack SFFR-6 GoBox tactical repeater to be publicly recognised by such a prestigious organization as the US NUSTL. We understand the difference rapidly deployable portable radio repeaters can make to first responders, emergency services and corporate clients needing affordable ad hoc radio coverage”.
The report by NUSTL is available for download here. Further details can be found on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) page here. The Etherstack SFFR-6 GoBox tactical repeater is available for immediate order. Contact Etherstack for more information.
New York, March 23, 2022: Etherstack Inc. is pleased to announce the product launch of its carrier grade MCX IWF (InterWorking Function) today at IWCE 2022 in Las Vegas. The MCX IWF is a telco network element that seamlessly bridges traditional public safety land mobile radio (LMR) networks with next generation MCPTX (mission critical push to talk) services that carriers are beginning to deploy for public safety agencies globally.
Etherstack has received an initial order for its MCX IWF product via its partner Samsung Electronics for supply into lead telco carrier networks in North America. Deployment activities for the initial deliveries are well under way.
Etherstack Senior VP North America, Doug Chapman, said, “Etherstack is widely recognized as the leading licensor of LMR protocols and gateway technologies within the public safety industry globally. We have over two decades of high-performance communications network softswitching experience which when combined with our LMR expertise means that we can deliver the highest achievable levels of LMR functionality and standards-compliance to the market.”
For more information, see here.
Etherstack CEO, David Deacon, gave a corporate overview presentation at this week’s CEO Summit organised by the Finance News Network. In the presentation, Deacon provides an overview of the business including public safety sector clients, target segments, the competitive landscape and possible future trajectory of the business in light of the Samsung teaming agreement and, more recently, the first contract with one of Samsung’s carrier customers to implement the technology.
Speaking after the event, David Carter – Etherstack CFO – said “the Finance News Network presentation by David Deacon this week provides an excellent overview of the company, its history and its products, how and where we compete and most importantly outlines the exciting opportunities ahead of us”.
The video of the presentation is available to view online, here:
Wilson’s Advisory senior technology analyst, Ross Barrows, has initiated research coverage on Etherstack, yielding an ‘overweight’ rating and an over 50% increase in the 12 month target price for the firm’s stock.
Barrows’ cited three prominent reasons to buy Etherstack stock at the present time:
- Global momentum growing in Land Mobile Radio (“LMR”) Technology
- Leveraging the partnership with Samsung over the next three years to win new contracts
- Attractive tailwinds and awareness from regulatory and government infrastructure that is expected to rise over the next 36-48 months
Quoting the research, Etherstack CFO David Carter said “We’re very pleased to see research initiated for the company. Etherstack is in a strong position and the Wilson’s research report succinctly captures these positives. This is an exciting time for Etherstack driven by quality products and solutions underpinned by world leading technology and a healthy pipeline of opportunities ahead of us. Management looks forward to realising the potential of the company”.
For further information for investors and potential investors please contact Etherstack at [email protected] .
Ross Barrows, Wilson’s Advisory – October 2021.