The following text is from a Press Release dated June 15, 2022
Forest VA June 15, 2022 Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IP based dispatch, interoperability and incident command solutions, and Southern Linc Communications Inc, a wireless communications network provider backed by the strength and reliability of Southern Company, have entered into an agreement under which Southern Linc will promote and sell Catalyst’s LMR LTE Interworking solutions to public safety organizations within the Southern Linc footprint.
Southern Linc has provided communications services to public safety, utility, and other critical communications agencies for over thirty years, providing a comprehensive and dependable wireless solution for their customers. Catalyst’s technology will enable standards compliant LMR LTE Interworking solutions so Southern Linc LTE customers can communicate with external private Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. LMR or Land Mobile Radio is the mature technology traditionally used by public safety, utilities, and other to enable instant voice communications between groups of field personnel.
The Catalyst solutions comply with 3GPP standards for LTE and offers LMR users a wide variety of standards-based and proprietary interfaces for land mobile radio systems. Catalyst’s LMR LTE Interworking and Dispatch solutions were developed through contracts with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards Public Safety Communications Research division. MCPTT is a key component in mission-critical LTE networks and an important complement to existing Land Mobile Radio systems.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Catalyst technology will be available to Southern Linc customers through this Agreement.” said Robin Grier, Catalyst President. “We are proud to be associated with Southern Linc and their excellent reputation for stellar customer service and problem-solving solutions for their customers.”
“Catalyst has best-in-class technology and has been serving the public safety community with innovative communications solutions for 25 years.” said Carmine Reppucci, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Linc. We look forward to helping Southern Linc customers move forward with this innovative new technology.”