Raytheon has partnered with communications applications maker Twisted Pair Solutions to develop technology so police, fire and emergency rescue workers can communicate using several types of mobile devices.
Raytheon said Twisted Pair will integrate its WAVE software with Raytheon's interoperability server to securely connect smartphones and tablets to existing land mobile radio systems.
Police departments are running out of spectrum on their existing infrastructure and need to upgrade their communications infrastructures, said T.J. Kennedy, director of public safety and security at Raytheon.
Last month, the company unveiled a new mobile radio application for first responders to conduct direct direct voice communication with officials (click over to TheNewNewInternet for our story, including comments from Kennedy).
WAVE is a patented, multi-component interoperability and mobile workforce communications system designed to integrate future and existing systems and is used in the defense, civilian and law enforcement communities.
Raytheon’s server is designed to provide interoperability between land mobile radio systems, landline and Voice over Internet Protocol phones and 4G Long Term Evolution systems.