Sonim Reinforces Commitment to Public Safety Sector at IWCE 2018

Maker of the World’s Toughest Cell Phones Announces Two Devices, Partners with 30+ Ecosystem Players to Bring Critical Communications Tools and Applications to Public Safety Ecosystem

ORLANDO, Fla. – Mar. 7, 2018 -Sonim Technologies, maker of the world’s toughest cell phones, has doubled down on its commitment to the public safety sector at this year’s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), the authoritative annual event March 7-8 in Orlando for communications technology professionals in the working world. Last week, Sonim announced two new devices—the XP8 and the XP5s—geared towards the public safety community and, today, announces its collaboration with more than 30 key ecosystem players to bring Sonim technology to life during IWCE.

“Our mission at Sonim is to create technology solutions that serve those who serve us, including public safety workers,” said Bob Plaschke, CEO, Sonim. “Our recent product announcements, coupled with our partner presence at IWCE, reaffirm our commitment to providing public safety workers with specialized tools and platforms to make their jobs more effective, efficient, and safe.”

Last week, Sonim announced two new ultra-rugged mobile devices—the XP8 and XP5s—to first responders on FirstNet, the country’s first and only communications platform dedicated to public safety. The XP8 and XP5s demonstrate Sonim’s expanding leadership in the ultra-rugged mobility category and its unwavering commitment to the public safety market, delivering industrial- and military-grade devices built to work in extreme conditions and environments, while integrating functionality critical for first responders. Both devices come with an industry-leading, comprehensive three-year warranty and include the SCOUT Enterprise Xperience, allowing businesses to manage and control communications more effectively. They also include Sonim’s SecureAudio Connector, allowing workers to securely attach mission-critical audio accessories that are powered by the handset.

The XP8 and XP5s also come with built-in Band 14 access. Band 14 is special spectrum licensed by the First Responder Network Authority that will be used to further build out FirstNet. This gives first responders access to even more coverage and capacity on the FirstNet platform. The XP8 and XP5s will be coming soon to FirstNet, while the XP5s is available now at Sprint.

In addition to its new devices, Sonim and its technology partners have worked together to develop evolved communications solutions for public safety. Sonim solutions can be found at the following booth locations at 2018 IWCE:

Partner & Booth Number

  • Advancetec 2973
  • APPI Technology 2078
  • AT&T NA
  • Azetti Networks 2678
  • Cradlepoint 3072
  • Drakontas LLC 3559
  • Elbit Systems of America 3169
  • ESChat 2759
  • Etherstack 1939
  • FirstNet Built with AT&T 1448
  • iNEMSOFT 3167
  • Intrepid Networks 3753
  • JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc. 2832
  • JVC KENWOOD USA Corp. 525
  • Klas Telecom 2771
  • Klein Electronics 935
  • Mutualink, Inc. 2569
  • NOKIA 2238
  • Orion Labs 3274
  • PodRunner 2472
  • Radio IP Software 1834
  • SafeMobile 3735
  • Sensear 2971
  • SmoothTalker – Mobile Communications Inc. 3224
  • Softil 2577
  • Sprint 3377
  • Stone Mountain, Ltd. 959
  • SureCall 1472
  • Tait Communications 1139
  • TRX Systems, Inc. 3444
  • Turtleback Case 1133
  • Verizon 3359, 381
  • Zetron, Inc. 925

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Sonim Technologies is the only US manufacturer of mission-critical smart phone based solutions designed specifically for workers in extreme, hazardous and isolated environments. The Sonim solution includes ultra-rugged mobile phones, business-process applications, and a suite of industrial-grade accessories, collectively designed to increase worker productivity, accountability, and safety on the job site. Sonim’s industry-leading, 3-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and offers its products with mobile operators around the world.