The Australian arm of Israel-headquartered communications equipment vendor Mobilicom has signed a $200,000 deal with NTT Japan for its MCU products.
Mobilicom will provide kits including ten MCU to serve the Japanese Self Defence Forces (SDF) for disaster relief initiatives.
The solution allows NTT to perform a quick deployment in challenging environments enabling broadband video and data sharing for first responders and homeland security operations. It can be deployed within vehicles, mobile command posts, trees and masts to enable private secured communications.
Mobilicom expects this to be the first of many contracts since SDF combines ground, naval and air divisions, with each division having a presence across each of the cities and prefectures in Japan.
"Following a rigorous testing and demonstration process with NTT, it is an exciting achievement for us to be selling these kit solutions to NTT for its ongoing initiative with the SDF," said Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam.
"We are embarking on an effort to extend this across the various SDF units throughout Japan, and therefore multiply sales of these kits as an ongoing business."
Mobilicom listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in May 2017. It designs, develops and delivers communication solutions for mission-critical and remote mobile private networks that can operate without the need for existing infrastructure.
It has two business entities; the first is Mobilicom that provides solutions to mission-critical communication in the government and enterprise sector with applications in unmanned platforms, disaster relief and public safety, and offshore and remote areas. The second is SkyHopper business entity, an end-to-end equipment and solution provider, which targets the commercial drone and robotics sector.