PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (OSCON, Oregon Convention Center, Booth #P3) - Range Networks, the leading provider of commercial open source cellular systems and leader of the OpenBTS software project, today announced the early public release of OpenBTS 5.0. New features include the first of several planned APIs. It is available to the OpenBTS community immediately as a free download.
The latest generation of OpenBTS provides developers with greater access to real-time network information, opening the door to new network applications and services by leveraging OpenBTS's layered, IP-based architecture. The release also adds significant improvements in system performance achieved through a major rewrite of the Layer 2 architecture, furthering the migration of multiprotocol radio access network (RAN) infrastructure to low cost, standard hardware using open source software.
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Baldvin Hansson, director of technology, Rögg Corporation said:
"The API framework is an excellent development for OpenBTS. It facilitates access to real-time network information for third-party applications such as ours and is a unique capability. The information makes our life-saving helicopter search solution possible, enabling the Coast Guard to locate lost individuals faster and more efficiently."
Edward Kozel, CEO of Range Networks, said:
"By providing open source hardware and software, we can create an environment for rapid innovation from an entire new set of players in the marketplace to produce better products at lower prices. The release of OpenBTS 5.0, with the addition to the API framework and the improvements in Layer 2, is a significant milestone in our development efforts in terms of stability, reliability and scalability. This represents a major leap forward in terms of expanding the reach of non-traditional mobile networks."
About Range Networks
Range Networks is developing the future of cellular networks. Founded by the inventors of OpenBTS, the company is the leader in commercial open source cellular systems. Range Networks' systems are simple to deploy and manage at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Based on OpenBTS, Range Networks delivers mobile connectivity for rural communities, remote industries and emergency responders, and supplies development networks to commercial labs and universities. www.rangenetworks.com
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