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A comprehensive ecosystem to help governments and organizations get the most out of frequency with complete portable solutions

BOLZANO VICENTINO, Italy, March 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — More and more governments in Europe are undergoing a digital transformation in their public security agencies. Band 68 is a dedicated frequency that can be used to support emergency management and other public safety use cases with critical Private Mobile Radio (PMR) communications.

Despite the availability of the band, its full potential has yet to be realized and a multi-vendor product approach can help meet the challenging needs of these use cases and accelerate agencies’ digital transformation.

By combining Athonet’s mission-critical handheld solutions and Crosscall’s rugged smartphones and tablets, using IoT solutions from Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Athonet is able to offer a comprehensive offering for this band, from the network to the end-user device.

Thanks to this collaboration, public safety agencies can use a complete portable tactical solution with full use of Band 68 for various critical PMR communications. This offer is enabled by Athonet ATB-68 Tactical Backpack, Athonet ATC-68 Tactical Cube, Crosscall X-COMM Remote Speaker Mic, CrossCall X-Vibes Bone Conduction Headphones and CrossCall Core-Z5 Smartphone, which uses the QUALCOM® QCM6490 SoC.

During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​Athonet will show the Athonet Tactical Backpack ATB-68 in Hall 5, stand 5J65.

“Being able to guarantee portable tactical solutions with the Athonet ATB-68 Tactical Backpack and Athonet Tactical Cube ATC-68 is the result of years of research and constant improvement of our solutions. We have been working together with organizations, ministries and security services for years for years to meet their needs for communication and connectivity systems and this solution is an important milestone, both for us and for our customers.”

“The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and CrossCall was instrumental in reaching the definition of this solution and we are confident that even in the near future, new products and services may emerge from this collaborative work capable of responding to the increasing needs of the public. Safety and Critical PMR Communications World,” explained Massimiliano Gianesin, Director of Special Projects, Athonet.

“Crosscall supports the public safety community with devices designed to work in all environments and meet all critical communication requirements. We have developed solutions, including terminals, but also a complete system of highly technical accessories that operate on the network. Very high-speed 4G/5G, which allow us to accompany the public security sector in the transformation of use it is facing.”

“The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and the integration of the Qualcomm QCM6490 processor into our latest smartphone, the Core-Z5, is a real innovation at the service of this transformation: it is the first smartphone compatible with band 68. Working with Athonet and Qualcomm Technologies enables us to offer a complete solution that meets the current and future challenges of the world of critical communication,” said Denis Thayanithy, Director of Solution Engineering

“Qualcomm Technologies is helping drive the digital transformation of industries, enabling smarter IoT devices at The Edge, and public safety is no exception,” said Sebastiano Di Filippo, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “It is exciting to see Athonet and CrossCall utilize the Band 68 availability with the Core-Z5 to deliver critical PMR communications. Powered by the Qualcomm QCM6490, the Core-Z5 benefits from the premium-level features of the processor, including compatibility of 5G, WiFi-6E and Band 68 connectivity and powerful AI and on-device computing performance, this growing ecosystem of products will help address new use cases in public safety.”

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About Athonet

Athonet is a leader in private cellular network technology, providing a mobile core for enterprises and communication service providers to connect applications, devices and radios. With more than 15 years of experience in delivering 4G/5G mobile core solutions to customers and partners in every region of the world, Athonet supports key industries where network control, mobility, security, performance and cost are important to business results. Get more www.athonet.com.

Acerca by Crosscall

CrossCall, the creator of durable mobile phones, offers waterproof, rugged and durable mobile phones and smartphones. The company was created in 2009 by Cyril Vidal to respond to specific needs and uses that he himself faced and for which no specific team existed. Therefore, the brand designs models perfectly adapted to the hostile and unpredictable environments encountered by athletes and professionals in the field (water, rain, wind, humidity, dust, shocks…); as well as a range of high performance accessories. CrossCall has extensive experience in mission critical and business critical communication and provides solutions that are perfectly suited to public and private security actors. With more than 3.5 million units sold, a turnover of 134.3 million euros and already more than 20,000 points of sale, the French company, based in Aix-en-Provence, continues to evolve by updating its increasingly recognized for its quality and originality in France and abroad.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. Our unique technology roadmap enables us to efficiently scale the technologies that launched the mobile revolution, including advanced connectivity, high-performance, low-power computing, in-device intelligence and more, to the next generation of smart devices. connected in all industries. Innovations from Qualcomm and our Snapdragon family of platforms will help enable convergence in the cloud, transform industries, accelerate the digital economy, and revolutionize the way we experience the world, for the greater good.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, together with its affiliates, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliates. Qualcomm proprietary technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated.

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