Zetron will demonstrate at IWCE 2013 two new IP-based Sprint Direct Connect (SDC) dispatch console interfaces—one for the MAX Dispatch and the other for Series 4000 dispatch system—both of which support iDEN users who must migrate to SDC by July 2013. Zetron is the first console vender to offer interfaces to SDC, the company said.
Sprint is decommissioning its U.S. iDEN systems as of June 30, 2013, when Nextel/iDEN products and services will no longer be supported. The SDC service, Sprint’s newest Code-Division Multiple Access push-to-talk (PTT) product, will replace iDEN.
Zetron partnered with Sprint and Qualcomm to develop two SDC interfaces for its IP-based dispatch system, the company said.
“The development of Zetron’s new interfaces to SDC underscores our commitment to providing solutions that enhance interoperability and compatibility between systems,” said Zetron Vice President of Product Management Kathy Broadwell, in a statement. “Zetron is pleased to be the first console manufacturer to offer an SDC interface to assist those who must migrate away.”