Tango Tango App Becomes FirstNet Certified
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Comments

The Tango Tango app is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Certified and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

Tango Tango, founded in 2016, provides professional group communication services on mobile and desktop devices, with integration to existing two-way radio networks. For a fraction of the cost of traditional radio systems, Tango Tango enhances communications with encrypted push-to-talk (PTT) voice, GPS location services, emergency alerting and text/multimedia messaging, using any iOS or Android platform.

“We’ve had Tango Tango for several years, and it’s hands-down one of the best investments we’ve made for our department,” said Franklin County, Alabama, Sheriff Shannon Oliver. “Our cell coverage has always been good; however, now that we’re on FirstNet, we have access to enhanced communications like priority and pre-emption. With Tango Tango and FirstNet, I know I’ll always be able to reach my team.”

The Tango Tango service bridges the gap between cellphones and radio systems and has enabled first responders to achieve remote connectivity and interoperability across disparate radio channels. This dynamic connectivity means faster response times during emergency situations.

“The continued traction and ongoing validation we’re receiving from our customers on a daily basis is absolutely mind-blowing,” said Tango Tango CEO Philip Kovacs. “This service is literally saving lives and removing a core challenge that first responders face regularly, which is diminished communication capabilities. Earning our FirstNet Certified designation enables current FirstNet users to gain radio integration services that didn’t previously exist, opening up immense opportunity for first responders to communicate more efficiently.”

Achieving the FirstNet Certified designation means that the Tango Tango app is a heavily vetted and trusted solution for public-safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, the app must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more.

“Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome Tango Tango to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, executive director of Technology and Innovation, FirstNet.

Tango Tango was one of several apps featured in the first webinar of a series about the FirstNet App Catalog put on by MissionCritical Communications magazine and FirstNet, built with AT&T. Watch an on demand version of the webinar here.

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