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TETRA in South Africa

TETRA is back in South Africa.If you are interested in TETRA and critical communications Want to see some of the latest applications and equipment. Want to hear the experiences of current users. Then this is definitely the event for you. A mini conference and exhibition right here in Southern Africa.

The framework agreement between the partners runs until the end of 2017 and covers the supply of TH1n terminal equipment, software and maintenance Airbus Defence and Space is to equip certain German Federal security forces with TH1n hand-held radios over the next two years. The company was awarded the contract to supply the devices, including accessories, by the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Airbus Defence and Space will both provide the software and take care of the maintenance for the devices. The framework agreement is initially to run until the end of 2017 and includes an option to extend it by two further years. The TH1n is the smallest Tetra radio in the world and is easy to carry in a jacket pocket, on your belt or in a purse. This makes it particularly suitable for clandestine operations (covert HRT). In addition to the conventional requirements for a Public Safety Digital Radio (BOS) radio device, this configuration offers multiple audio solutions for discreet radio communication. Users can also operate the TH1n easily via a small and ergonomic remote control unit. Although the TH1n is light in weight and small, it behaves like a robust, fully-fledged Tetra radio with an extensive range of performance features. Thanks to its existing certification, it can be integrated fully into the new BOS digital radio network.  An output rating of 3L (1.8 watts) provides additional range in areas of poor network coverage. The repeater function when operating in direct mode allows teams to create a communication channel between participants that would otherwise be outside the range of the other radios. Its protection category of IP65 means that the TH1n can be used reliably even in demanding circumstances and is guaranteed even in adverse conditions. Contact: Anke Sturtzel +33 1 6138 5330 anke.sturtzel@airbus.com Kai Schlichtermann +33 1 6138 5547 kai.schlichtermann@airbus.com

Tetra technology from Airbus Defence and Space supports 52nd Munich Security Conference  The municipal utility operator Stadtwerke München is providing a secure Tetra network including a TB3c base station; the technology comes from Airbus Defence and Space. Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a three-year contract to run a secure digital Tetra private mobile radio network during the Munich Security Conference. In collaboration with the Tetra operator Stadtwerke München (the municipal utility operator), Airbus Defence and Space supporting the Conference from 2016 to 2018. The Munich Security Conference, initially launched in 1963, has become the pre-eminent conference in the field of foreign and security policy over the past decades. Each year, it provides high-ranking policy makers from all over the world with a forum for discussing current and future security policy issues. Numerous prominent political and business guests from Germany and abroad are once again expected at the conference. To ensure the security of the participants from the political, economic and media sectors, Airbus Defence and Space and the Tetra network operator Stadtwerke München will equip the venue with cutting-edge secure radio communication technology. Especially for the conference, Airbus Defence and Space is to connect a separate base station (TB3c) to the existing radio network of Stadtwerke München. Therefore, German Army personnel and the conference staff will be able to use the radio technology for the entire duration of the event. As a result of heightened requirements, the radio system will have enhanced security levels, such as authentication and radio interface encryption. Stadtwerke München will also once again be providing conference employees with TH1n Tetra radios, the smallest in the world, from Airbus Space and Defence. These devices are particularly suitable for concealed use and have been used successfully at the Munich Security Conference for several years now. Airbus Defence and Space  Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year. Secure Land Communications (www.securelandcommunications.com) The programme line Secure Land Communications (SLC) at Airbus Defence and Space develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol and P25 technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA® 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. The programme line employs nearly 1700 people in 20 countries. Photo: Copyright Airbus DS Contact: Anke Sturtzel +33 1 6138 5330 anke.sturtzel@airbus.com Kai Schlichtermann +33 1 6138 5547 kai.schlichtermann@airbus.com

Airbus Defence and Space leads the LTE4PMR project to develop a fullfledgedmission critical broadband solution Airbus Defence and Space has set up an R&D consortium with French telecommunication companies and universities to develop a mission critical broadband solution for public safety organisations, such as police and rescue services. The project, called LTE4PMR (Long Term Evolution for Professional Mobile Radio), will be an accelerator in the standardisation, development and implementation of the specific products and features required to meet thedemanding needs for secure communication in the public safety sector. This project is partly funded by the French authorities, through the French Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI) and the French Programmes d’Investissement d’Avenir.Substantial amount of resources will be invested over a period of 27 months. Thus, the LTE4PMR project will boost the French ecosystem for mission critical communications creating an LTE solution in line with the global initiative Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), setting the standard for mission critical broadband communications. The first pilot system of the LTE4PMR project is intended to be demonstrated to the French authorities in autumn 2016. “Airbus Defence and Space has gathered outstanding competencies and experience in the field of mission critical networks for many years. We were the first in the professional radio market when we established the first digital radio network in France more than 20 years ago,” says Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space. “The LTE4PMR project, together with other on-going advanced initiatives in other countries, is the right step towards developing an LTE solution for mission critical broadband communications to maintain our leadership in the market.” The LTE4PMR solution will offer typical PMR features, such as Mission Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT), complex data (MCData) and video (MCVideo) transmissions. The project will also create the technology bricks, i.e., the base station, the core network and the terminal chipset enabling the deployment of mobile broadband secure communication networks in various frequency bands. “Inspired by imagination, our engineers work on sophisticated solutions for future LTE/PMR network communication,” says Eric Davalo, Head of Strategy, Solution Portfolio and Engineering of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space. “Given the fact that we master our customers’ wishes regarding their large-scale infrastructure, we are able to invent a smart evolution towards mission critical mobile broadband communications.” Contacts:Anke Sturtzel +33 1 6138 5330 anke.sturtzel@airbus.comKai Schlichtermann +33 1 6138 5547 kai.schlichtermann@airbus.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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