SYDNEY-based Etherstack says its UK subsidiary has entered a technology licensing deal with a Canadian maker of digital radio dispatch consoles.
The console manufacturer specialises in dispatch consoles used in digital radio networks for the emergency services and utilities sectors. It will use Etherstack's APCO P25 Phase II technology to allow the consoles to connect to digital radio networks conforming to an open standard known as the CSSI.
The deal involves a technology access fee, services revenue and an ongoing royalty stream to Etherstack.
APCO P25 Phase II is an emerging digital radio standard, and is more efficient than the currently widely deployed Phase I standard.
According to Etherstack, the company is seeing a strong demand for the Phase II protocol technologies as manufacturers start looking towards their next generation platforms beyond the mature Phase I digital radios.
Etherstack is the world's leading licensor of wireless protocol software and technologies for the Professional Mobile Radio industry. It licenses open interface technologies based on the TIA's ISSI and CSSI standards to manufacturers in the industry, including Cisco Systems.
These open interface standards allow digital radio network operators to ensure interoperability of their network equipment, even if they procure them from multiple vendors.
Etherstack has previously licensed ISSI and CSSI technologies on royalty bearing arrangements to multiple manufacturers in industry, including Cisco Systems.