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Critical Communications World 2014

Incorporating TETRA World Congress

Critical Communications World is the primary event of the TETRA community. For everyone who needs to know about TETRA today then this is the event to attend. For everyone who needs to know about TETRA being the technology of choice for the next many years then this is the event to attend For everyone who needs to know about the evolution of TETRA and other technologies towards broadband then this is the event to attend.    For all the latest information please visit the dedicated website http://criticalcommunicationsworld.com/

Sepura’s STP8X Intrinsically Safe/ ATEX TETRA radio has received certification in Brazil. INMETRO, Brazil’s public entity responsible for the quality and safety certification of all products entering the country, has given the green lights to Sepura STP8X hand-portable radios in accordance with the latest IEC norms (IEC 60079-0:2011 and IEC 60079-11:2011).  IEx, an independent Brazilian INMETRO-accredited certification organisation, thoroughly evaluated the results of the IEC tests undergone by Sepura radios. Sepura STP8X’s existing IEC certification enabled a fast approval process making the radios more quickly available on the Brazilian market. IEx employs globally renowned specialists in the field of electronic equipment and telecommunication and includes professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the explosive atmospheres field and in the development and accreditation of national and international registrations. IEx has been INMETRO-accredited since 2009 and, in less than 5 years, has issued over 700 certificates for products in diverse categories, including approximately 370 certificates for ATEX products. Giovanni Hummel Borges, Technical Director for INMETRO commented: “IEx’s strategy is to seek the fastest and most effective way to certify a product. The success of a product registration also depends on the quality of the collaboration with the contractor. IEx’s experience of working with Sepura confirms that smooth processes and successful outcomes are the product of positive and transparent interaction between the parties”. Simone Kawahira, Business Development Manager for Brazil at Sepura said: “We are thrilled with this decision and very impressed with the professionalism of all IEx representatives involved in the process. Now that our STP8X is fully approved for use in the Brazilian market we can’t wait to demonstrate all of its benefits to users operating in hazardous environments and extreme climatic conditions.”

Fabrizio Giulianini, Chief Executive Officer of Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, today officially opened the new Riyadh offices of Selex ES Saudi Arabia in the presence of highly distinguished representatives from the Saudi Arabian government and national agencies. The offices, situated within the new and prestigious Granada Business Park, provide Selex ES with an ideal base to consolidate and establish business contacts and are conveniently located in the proximity of key customer headquarters and facilities. In inaugurating the new offices Fabrizio Giulianini, Chief Executive Officer of Selex ES said “The new headquarters demonstrate Selex ES commitment to become a key player in the high technology arena for defence and security in KSA”, adding “we have been working successfully in the country for two decades and we look forward to strengthening our industrial and friendship ties with local industries and government agencies”. Selex ES bring to KSA break-through technologies that can be applied across a wide range of dual use solutions developed in-country to answer all requirements across the domains of Space, Air, Land and Sea. Already an established supplier to the defence sector in the Kingdom, the company has much to offer in diverse fields such as cyber security and information assurance, automated systems, air and vessel traffic management systems, protection of critical infrastructure and homeland security, as well as in the new integrated domain known as “Smart cities”.

Airbus Defence and Space wins contract in Germany for Tetra voice and radio data transmission devices for undercover operations  The Logistics Centre of the German state of Lower Saxony has commissioned Airbus Defence and Space to deliver digital Tetra radio devices and accessories to the police in Lower Saxony for undercover operations. The contract award followed a European-wide invitation to tender and a subsequent competitive tendering process. Thanks to good test results and the commercial efficiency of the devices, Airbus Defence and Space was able to stand up to the competition with its TH1noffering, the world’s smallest Tetra terminal.  “Our TH1n is the first device in a completely new class of pocket-size Tetra radio devices. Since its launch two years ago at the Tetra World Congress, many customers around the world from the public security sector and in industry have expressed considerable interest,” said Pierre Lopez, Head of Terminals & Indirect Channels Business Management at Airbus Defence and Space. “Being very small and light makes it ideal for undercover operations, which is how security forces at this spring’s Munich Security Conference used the device for the second successive year.”  Its unique size and shape allow users to wear the TH1n in several different ways – the device is small enough to wear on a clip holder, a shoulder holster, around the user’s neck, and on a belt or lapel.  Contact: Anke SturtzelTel: +33 1 6138 5330Email: anke.sturtzel@cassidian.com

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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