LTE – BI Prepares for the Future of Cellular Network Connectivity
Ever wonder how your cell phone streams media, enables instant messaging, and allows people to speak in real time face to face, etc.?
Cellular networks use radio systems to transmit information to and from mobile devices. The same technology applies to electronic monitoring devices such as BI SL2® and BI LOC8®. Networks have used the major radio systems GSM (Global System for Mobiles) and CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) since 1987. However, this older technology will be obsolete within the next few years. As technology evolves, Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions will begin replacing GSM and CDMA – make sure your equipment provider is prepared.
LTE uses different radio interfaces together with core network improvements to increase capacity and speed. LTE offers a higher bandwidth or greater data transfer speed, increased network capacity and a faster response time from the network.
While some companies are still riding out the GSM and CDMA wave before it fades away, BI Incorporated is proactively working to incorporate LTE into future products. With our U.S.-based manufacturing facility, we not only have the expertise but also the resources to develop innovative new products
that pave the way for the future of corrections. LTE is an important part of our road map.