Kodiak Adds Wiretap Compliance
Jul 26, 2006, 2:47 PM by (staff)
Kodiak yesterday announced a partnership with a company called SS8 that will allow them to comply with new CALEA requirements. Two years ago the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) was amended requiring that carriers provide law enforcement with access to push to talk conversations as well as phone calls and other wireless communication when presented with a warrant. Push to talk tapping has always been difficult since conversations don't go through a central server except for setup. Despite yesterday's announcement indicating otherwise, documents from Kodiak claim their system has always been CALEA compliant. Separately, the company announced a deal with Pantech to include PTT technology in GSM phones - mostly likely for Cingular since they use Kodiak and recently began offering Pantech's handsets.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Sprint's Direct Connect Plus PTT Service Is Now Live
Sprint recently launched its Direct Connect Plus push-to-talk service. Direct Connect Plus powers walkie-talkie style conversations with instant connections between users.
Justice Department to Reveal More About Dirtboxes
Government officials at the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed provide more information about how law enforcement uses dirtboxes to collect location data on cell phones.
another privacy issue.....