South Korean police's MCX deployment


Seoul-based provider Hanswell is using Softil’s BEEHD MCX (mission critical communications) technology to upgrade South Korea’s police communications systems.

According to Softil, by the end of 2022 the command centre of every South Korean police station will be equipped with Hanswell fixed terminal MCX dispatching technology.

This will enable communication with police officers using MCPTT, MCVideo and MCData-enabled handsets, as well as traditional radios via RoIP gateways. First responder terminals will be compliant with the latest voice and video standeards, EVS and H.265.

Speaking of the roll-out, Hanswell CEO Seung-Cheon Han said: “This development is the first move by a public safety authority in Korea to equip its first responders with next generation MCX technology.
“As a result, [users] will be able to better serve and protect [the public] and ultimately save lives.”
Pierre Hagendorf, Softil CEO, said: “The MCX revolution is well under way and we expect to see similar large-scale deployments of next generation critical-communications solutions in public safety networks across the globe over the coming years.”

First deployments of the technology for the National Police Agency will become operational in early 2021 in the province of Gangwon-do. This will be followed by a similar roll-out on behalf of the country’s fire and rescue service.

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