Harris Corporation has just introduced the InTouch RPC-200, the first Android-based Long-Term Evolution (LTE) smartphone designed for rugged first responder field use by mission critical communications users., just in time to become a part of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN.)
The InTouch RPC-200 ensures the smooth exchange of mission-critical PTT voice, data, video, location, text-based information, and other future applications between users. Able to use commercial and private LTE networks, it creates a new class of public safety communication.
The Harris InTouch RPC-200 is backwards compatible with existing operational modes. Its BeOn PTT-over-Broadband application ensures that the Harris smartphone is interoperable among current Project 25 (P25) land-mobile radio (LMR) networks and commercially-available cellular technology. And in addition to commercial cellular telephony and LTE broadband on existing nationwide commercial networks, InTouch will also be able to access the future FirstNet network.
As the first Band 14-capable device capable of public safety dispatch voice-over-Broadband, the InTouch RPC-200 has a rugged public-safety design. Its large PTT button, waterproof speaker and noise-cancellation capability deliver on-scene high performance. The smartphone’s Android 4.1 OS is powered by an advanced LTE chipset and operates an integrated communication applications framework.
InTouch’s Android OS freely lets its users download and install third-party applications that increase its versatility. Mobile app developers can also create their own custom applications for InTouch users.
The InTouch is the latest addition to Harris’ portfolio of Android-based LTE communications technologies designed for use by police and other public safety groups that will join the NPSBN. Other Harris products include are the BTC-100 public safety LTE tablet and the BeOn application.
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