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Latitude develops new PTT device

23rd February 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Latitude Technologies has developed a new S200-012P iridium satellite push-to-Talk (PTT) device for air medical and first responder organisations, the company announced on 21 February.

The S200-012P is designed to allow aircrew and air-operations organisations to interoperate across different regions with no delay and without dialing a telephone number. Talk group set up and on-the-fly management is easy for dispatchers with the PTT command center web tool. The system allows operators to participate in secure group conversations from anywhere in the world - with no dead zones - while responding to emergency situations or natural disasters.

Operation of the S200-012P with the TDFM-9100 multi-band airborne FM transceiver provides interoperability with mobile radio bands via its simulcast capability. The system can also work with the Latitude RC6000/A(S) control head as a standalone system.

The S200-012P PTT feature along with the SATVOICE solution will be integrated as an available option in all future Technisonic TDFM-9100s. Operators with existing 9100s will be eligible for upgrades.

Mark Insley, president, Latitude, said: ‘Previous airborne use of PTT was limited to direct line of sight and relay between radios, and was open to eavesdropping scanning technologies. Our application of Iridium PTT provides private group conversations with no geographic limitations. And using the Technisonic upgrade, it functions seamlessly with 9100’s tactical radio frequencies.

‘Crews can respond and take action faster while working together without worrying about losing connections even in the most remote areas.’

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