EB Specialized Device Platform Provides Public Safety Markets Tailor-made LTE Mobile Devices, Based on their Specific Requirements-All with Minimal Development Risk, Lower Development Costs and Faster Time-to-Market
MINNEAPOLIS, MN APCO Int. Conference & Expo, August 13, 2012 –[ASDWire]– EB, Elektrobit Corporation (NASDAQ-OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that the company will be demonstrating LTE Band 14 functionality and other updates on the EB Specialized Device Platform, the company’s award-winning Android-based mobile device platform that enables vertical markets such as public safety to quickly and efficiently roll-out customized mobile devices that meet specific industry functional or performance requirements.
Other updates to the EB Specialized Device Platform include the OMAP 4460 dual-core chipset application processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich integration and more robust support for 2G, 3G and up to five LTE frequency bands, including the public safety-specific Band 14.
“The demand for advanced and secure technologies in the public safety and defense markets has increased greatly over the years with the proliferation of high-tech consumer devices across sectors,” said Asif Anwar, director, Strategy Analytics. “As a company with a strong background in mobile device development and connectivity solutions, EB is well positioned to meet these evolving demands and provides these specialized markets with a platform that is customizable and forward-thinking.”
Introduced to the market just a year ago, the platform has been well received by specialized markets and has been adapted by customers such as Raptor Identification Systems, Inc. (“Raptor ID”) among others, to provide first responders and public safety markets with advanced and affordable technology solutions when in the field. Raptor ID’s Mobile Biometric Products suite, built on the EB Specialized Device Platform, consists of the RaptorOneTM, a revolutionary Android-based smartphone, and the RaptorPadTM, a state-of-the-art tablet, with full multi-biometric screening capability, enabling a wide variety of standalone and network-connected apps that adhere to government standards. The EB Specialized Device Platform was also named 2011’s “Technology of the Year” by the Wireless Innovation Forum.
“Over the past several years we have seen an increasing change in the direction from which technology innovations previously occurred, and now more than ever, consumer technology has a significant influence on the way government and public safety officials use and consume this technology in the field,” said Jani Lyrintzis, vice president and general manager, EB. “With the EB Specialized Device Platform, EB provides specialized markets with a unique solution that already has most of the features necessary to build a multipurpose product that meets their needs and also complies with government and public safety requirements.”