11.59 am on October 3rd 1986, the first wireless digital message was
Televerket (The Swedish PTT) realized the enormous potential of wireless
The introduction of RIM’s BlackBerry™ service, or the CrackBerry as some jokingly call it due to its alleged addictive effect, was received with enormous enthusiasm. This service was originally developed for Mobitex but now supports all the larger wireless technologies though its Mobitex roots earned it a solid reputation as a reliable companion thanks to the high reliability and always-on functionality. This was the first service offering continuous synchronization between a handheld and a desktop computer and it would take many years for other wireless technologies to match the quality and functionality delivered over Mobitex.
Pioneering the wireless technology development
Also contributing to the ground breaking development of Mobitex, is the user organization (The Mobitex Association) which over the years has taken a very active interest in the evolution of the technology. Their requirements have spurred us to set high goals and to quickly convert their requests into new network functionality. The main objective of the Association is to decide on, and maintain the Mobitex Interface Specification (MIS). Their work has secured a uniform Mobitex standard on all markets, which has been one of Mobitex’s strengths with respect to other technologies. This global and uniformed interface standard is very important for modem and solution providers, where developments can be simplified and costs minimized.
Mobitex – The Intelligent Network
Automation is a popular word amongst cost saving enthusiasts. The ability to control the network remotely led us to the next step towards automated network surveillance, management and control. Preset measures can be taken as a direct response to alarms from the network resulting in large operational cost savings for the operators.
Mobitex- a lifeline for professional users
Mobitex constitutes a lifeline for more than one hundred security organizations worldwide. In the UK more than 50% of the police forces use Mobitex every day for their mobile data communication. Mobitex often operates under severe conditions and our equipment must withstand some of the most austere conditions. The BRU3, one of the Mobitex base stations, was particularly developed with this in mind, and tolerates large changes in temperature, and humidity as well as heavy physical strain. This base station can be installed in almost any outside location, can handle power outages with a minimum of battery backup and with the size of an average briefcase was for a long period smallest, most rugged base station on the market. The BRU3 forms the base of the extremely robust Mobitex networks being installed today.
Flexibility – adaptable to every size
As always we strive for perfection and customer satisfaction. We salute the many technical experts, both past and present, and our knowledgeable customers and suppliers for their contribution to the success of Mobitex. It’s been a truly remarkable journey from the system beginnings in the early eighties to an intelligent wireless network technology twenty years later. Our entrepreneurial spirit and customer driven innovations have made Mobitex a celebrated wireless network technology deployed on almost all continents.