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Critical Connect

Critical Connect

Instant PTT communications unbounded by coverage area, network technology or device type.

LMR interoperability made easy

One link to Critical Connect connects your ASTRO 25 system with other LMR networks, broadband PTT services, and control room applications. And, because Critical Connect is simple, flexible, and scalable, interagency communication can be set up in two clicks rather than two weeks.

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One secure interface connects multiple agencies and/or locations

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Quickly setup or teardown connections as required

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Easily grow from a few to a large number of unique connections

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Critical Connect transforms the way first responders communicate

Dynamic, seamless interagency PTT communication

Read how a single, secure interface to Critical Connect changes the way agencies communicate with each other, as well as personnel outside of LMR coverage.

Improve coordination in multi-agency incident

EMS needs help from surrounding agencies to transport casualties from an explosion. Critical Connect enables interoperability between networks to deliver seamless interagency communication for a coordinated and effective response.

Enhance multi-state situational awareness

Agencies conduct operations across multiple states. With Critical Connect, each agency uses its own network for real time communication with its officers and those of other agencies, enhancing situational awareness.

Keep a fire chief in contact when out of coverage

The Fire Chief is out of town when a storm causes flooding at home. With Critical Connect and WAVE, the Chief uses her smartphone to communicate with Battalion Chiefs on the ASTRO 25 network, coordinating unit assignments and resident evacuations.

WAVE for Critical Connect

WAVE for Critical Connect provides carrier-independent broadband PTT service and extensive set of MCPTT-based features to keep State and Local Government and other mission essential users connected, informed and safe.

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WAVE PTT mobile application

Delivers interoperable push-to-talk communications across any network, device, or location

WAVE PTT dispatch

Manage your mobile workforce from anywhere with an Internet connection and a standard web browser

SafeGuard Package

MCPTT-based features enhance safety, situational awareness, and operational efficiency


Interoperable communications readily available

Learn how Critical Connect is making interoperable communications readily available and easily reachable for all agencies.

Transform the way you communicate across agencies

Read why seamless, cross-jurisdictional communication is key to the collaborative response needed for catastrophic events.

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