MCOP Launches Supporter Program
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Comments

The Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) project, which is at its halfway point, launched a supporter program to harness the interest that the initiative is creating.

MCOP is designed to catalyze the creation of standards-based mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) applications, removing the entry barriers of the multiple technologies and proprietary platforms. MCOP will ensure interoperability and encourage more players to enter the MCPTT market by making the business case more attractive. All MCOP components are fully compliant with Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPPP) standards.

To join the supporter program, qualifying organizations are expected to commit to the principle of using open standards. MCOP supporters can contribute to MCOP in the following ways:
• Contribute to the current/future MCOP application programming interface (API) definitions
• Support the MCOP APIs in products
• Provide MCOP-enabled products for hackathons and similar events
• Help raise MCOP awareness
• Promote the use of open APIs and ecosystem in tender processes
• Support the alignment of the MCOP APIs with the 3GPP standards

“MCOP is committed to open and standardized mission-critical applications, and we are delighted by the level of support for our work from the industry and are creating the supporter program to acknowledge this,” said Fidel Liberal, MCOP project coordinator. “MCOP supporters have to commit to the vision, goals, objectives and strategies of MCOP. We hope this will give even greater strength to the project, to open standards generally in critical communications, and grow the community as we move into the next phase.”

The first MCOP workshop for user equipment (UE) vendors is planned for November to explain and help UE vendors implement the MCOP APIs on their devices. The workshop will cover technical aspects, licensing issues and the benefits to vendors for their application and customer base.

For further information about the program and the workshop, watch the on-demand webinar here.

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