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Kodiak announces push-to-talk platform
Posted on 11-Nov-2003 08:02 | Tags Filed under: News

Kodiak announces push-to-talk platform
Kodiak Networks announced the availability of the Kodiak Real-Time Exchange System, a new push-to-talk offering. Kodiak calls their system press-to-talk (P2T). The Kodiak Real-Time Exchange System allows carriers to offer instant P2T voice conversations over existing core network infrastructures.

Kodiak Networks was founded two years ago by top executives from major U.S. and multi-national carriers and wireless technology companies. Craig Farrill, CEO of Kodiak Networks, was previously CTO of Vodafone, AirTouch and PacTel. From this vantage point, he identified the significant financial benefits of P2T to carriers, yet saw no commercially-viable solution. "In the late 1990s, the wireless industry concentrated its development efforts on data and video services, while development in voice services stagnated," Farrill said. "We formed Kodiak Networks to create a renaissance in voice services by delivering the fastest, highest quality, most feature-rich voice services, including P2T."

The world's first CDMA P2T phones supporting the Kodiak System will soon be available from Kyocera.

The Kodiak Real-Time Exchange System is comprised of a carrier-class network platform and handset software, compliant with all industry standards. The Kodiak RTX platform is an all IP, high-speed packet-switch which supports all air interfaces such as GSM, CDMA, UMTS (W-CDMA), TDMA and PDC and attaches directly to the carrier's existing infrastructures, requiring no changes to the network. The Kodiak RTX is designed to allow simple network planning and growth.

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