Bumicom adopts Softil’s technology to launch MCX recorders
The Hague and Tel Aviv, Israel. 12 April, 2022 – Incident recording company Bumicom Telecommunications BV and mission-critical communications (MCX) enabler Softil jointly announce that Softil’s BEEHD technology will be licensed by Bumicom to launch a new range of MCX recorders.
“Launching a range of Bumicom FlexREC recorders that are compliant with the MCX ecosystem has become business critical,” says Hidde Borsboom, CEO at Bumicom. “By adopting Softil’s BEEHD SDK technology, Bumicom can enter the MCX space at pace and at minimum development cost.”
“Critical communications vendors around the world are now looking to enter the MCX market valued at $32.8 billion ( €30.14 billion) by 2028,” adds Pierre Hagendorf, Softil’s CEO. “Softil’s BEEHD interoperable technology opens the door and enables Bumicom’s recording solutions to support all MCX servers and networks in global markets.”
Netherlands-based Bumicom provides solutions for the recording, evaluation and analysis of communications. The solutions are used by more than 600 public safety organizations, traffic control centers, financial institutions and contact centres.
Bumicom’s FlexREC recording platform for MCPTT and Video Recording have been built to conform to the SIP and SIPREC standard. Whilst popular in unified communications, SIP and SIPREC can only partially record MCX communications. For example, SIPREC passes on limited associated MCX metadata and does not support floor control information which is vital for mission-critical communication recording. Another advantage of MCX over SIPREC is its seamless on-premise recording ability using the MCX standard interfaces.
Bumicom’s new MCX-enabled FlexREC recording platform will offer its customers vital mission-critical information to better reconstruct data surrounding incidents and share that data with responding groups. These Softil-enabled recorders will be interoperable with all MCX systems and networks in global markets and will be able to use the standard MCX interface to record all mission-critical communications including voice, video and data, as well as associated metadata.
Softil’s BEEHD is a 3GPP MCX Release 16 standard-compliant cross-platform framework (SDK) designed for developers and manufacturers of handheld and ruggedized devices, MCX/LMR gateways, dispatch consoles, recording solutions and train/metro communication equipment. BEEHD technology is also destined for system integrators, MCX application developers and service providers looking to accelerate the development of IP-based mission-critical voice and video over LTE and 5G (MCPTT, MCVideo, MCData) solutions for first responders, utilities, mining, transportation and more. BEEHD offers market-proven interoperability with all major MCX systems deployed around the world.
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