DECT Substitution

Quality Voice Communications for People Away from their Desks

Mobility is often a high priority for telephony solutions, even when in-building. Providing Voice, SMS and DATA services whilst staff are on the move ensures efficient communication and immediate access to information.

"Providing Voice, SMS and DATA services whilst staff are on the move."

Most existing installations for in-building mobile users have relied on Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) to achieve this. Coverage, reliability and the cost of handsets have been the main issues experienced with these solutions.

The mobile handset has established itself as the device of choice with business users and DECT handsets offer neither the functionality nor the style of a mobile phone while having less battery life and being less durable than many of the mobile handsets available on the market today.

With the wealth of mobile device choice out there the customer can select the correct hardware for the job function of the user, whether they require basic functionality, smartphone capabilities, IP rated through to intrinsically safe. With a PMN SIM inserted into the device and the SIM details entered into PMN admin the user is ready to go, Dual SIM devices allow the user to retain his macro service whilst adding in the benefit of being part of PMN whilst onsite.

The ability of users to communication with one another across a private mobile network has many advantages. In many situations, however, there is a need for these users to communicate with colleagues not connected to the private network as well as to external contacts.

Mobile phones used on the Private Mobile Network can be connected to the outside world through a SIP Trunk to an IP PBX over multiple bearers i.e. local IP connection, DSL, leased line, satellite or through a gateway to a traditional PBX or PSTN connection. This means that users can enjoy the benefits of making and receiving voice calls whilst away from their desks and only be subject to the charges incurred by a standard PBX extension within the business. In addition, onsite SMS does not incur charges and will provide businesses with a competitive edge through encouraging mobility and effective communications within the workplace.

The choice of public network interface type is driven, primarily, by the site location, the quality of the link required and the most cost effective solution.

Your private GSM network is owned and operated by your organisation. Each handset is registered to the Private Mobile eXchange (PMX) and no unregistered mobile devices will have access to your network, ensuring privacy.

Where additional security is required, for instance in a military or emergency services situation, encryption capabilities are also available.

A further advantage of a private GSM network is that, if the macro network is congested or closed down due to disruptions outside the organisation's control, the PMN will continue to operate maintaining your communications.

SIM based M2M solutions which have been solved using PMN 2G GSM Private Mobile Network:
  • Provides Voice/SMS and DATA for staff
  • Integrates into existing PBX for calls to Desk phone users and outside world
  • Mobile device of choice

Incident Vehicles
PMN Integrated into Specialist Vehicles

Private Mobile eXchange
Replicating a GSM Network in Software