Airbus and Samsung have agreed on a partnership to establish next-generation terminal and collaboration platforms for professional users in Germany. This solution intends to facilitate German public safety’s future multimedia communications. Both partners will use their competencies in order to create secure end-to-end solutions based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies. As police officers, firefighters, paramedics and industrial workers expect secure and easy-to-use multimedia communication tools, when they transmit photos, video and complex data through their devices. The Airbus-Samsung ‘Hybrid Tactical Management’ can integrate rapidly-evolving applications, smartphone technologies and Tetra networks. Mission-critical communications ‘Tactical’ means that user organisations are completely in control of who will be authorised to communicate with what kind of application. As a result, the partnership paves the way for multimedia mission-critical communication. Together with Samsung, Airbus aims to move into a new era of mission-critical communications in Germany and Europe" “Today´s BOS public safety digital radio network in Germany is shared by a large number of user organisations with diversified needs and processes. It requires a transparent Hybrid Tactical Management and user equipment fitting in the structure of the German public safety system,” says Markus Kolland, CEO of Airbus Secure Land Communications GmbH in Germany. “Together with Samsung, Airbus aims to move into a new era of mission-critical communications in Germany and Europe.” Efficient secure communication “In the coming years, Samsung expects a strong demand for professional communication systems which integrate various and customised features,” says Tuncay Sandikci, Director Enterprise Business of Samsung Electronics in Germany. “By doing so, we will use Samsung Knox for the cooperation. It is our platform for security which has been specifically designed for the professional use of mobile devices. With this product in hand, other devices can be centrally administered, updated and controlled.” The partnership with Samsung contributes to the long-term goal of the Airbus business unit Secure Land Communications (SLC) to create secure and professional platforms allowing organisations to operate applications for the transparent usage of Tetra, LTE and 5G technologies. Under the theme ‘Intelligence Shared’, SLC aims to leverage technological breakthroughs to offer cutting-edge solutions that help process vast data and information, deploy this information on the field and enable efficient secure communication for the coming decades.
The P8GR meets all requirements for operation with the German digital radio network of the public safety authorities’ (BOS) Public safety authorities and organisations (BOS) in Hesse are now able to use the Tetra pager P8GR from Airbus Defence and Space. This device for a two-way communication system is now being delivered to at least 50,000 fire fighters and other rescue and relief workers in the German regional state of Hesse. Operational deployment of the device has now officially started. Meeting certification requirements The P8GR met the certification requirements of the German Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS). It also satisfied the functionality, interoperability and safety requirements set for Germany’s BOS digital radio network in the course of its final acceptance by the Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sports. The Hesse BOS tested a total of 1,000 devices and their accessories during the successful comprehensive field and function tests. This was founded on the fact that Airbus Defence and Space developed the P8GR jointly with future users, staying in constant contact with them. The Hesse BOS tested a total of 1,000 devices and their accessories during the successful comprehensive field and function tests Mission-critical innovation “This final acceptance sends out a signal for our markets in Europe, because Airbus Defence and Space has swiftly developed a mission-critical innovation into a product that is suitable for the most demanding markets,” says Markus Kolland, Head of Sales and Delivery for Europe and Africa of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space. In contrast to existing analogue devices, the P8GR enables secure two-way communication between the control centre and the operational units. It offers all the essential Tetra features for alerting groups, subgroups and individuals. At the same time, the P8GR allows the planning and dispatching of emergency services personnel in real time. It is expected that the entire emergency personnel in Hesse will be using the pager by the end of 2018.
Avionic Service will offer Airbus user devices for 450MHz frequency range, such as THR9i, TMR880i and THR9 Ex ATEX radio Airbus Defence and Space has selected Avionic Service GmbH as the “Authorised Dealer” in Bolzano for Tetra mobile radio devices. This new Airbus Defence and Space partner will be the primary contact for customers and end users in South Tyrol. Twenty years' experience in communications technology Avionic Service has more than 20 years’ experience in the area of communications technology in the South Tyrol region, and fulfils the high quality standards of Airbus Defence and Space, making the cooperation an excellent fit. Both companies will have a joint stand for the first time at the “Civil Protect 2016” trade fair on February 26-28 in Bolzano. “Thanks to its standardised processes and good networking in South Tyrol, Avionic Service is the perfect partner to best serve our customers in the region,” says Dr Markus Kolland, Head of Sales and Delivery for Europe and Africa of Secure Land Communications at Air-bus Defence and Space. “In addition, this collaboration will enhance relations towards end users of our terminals.” Mobile radio devices provider Avionic Service will henceforth offer Airbus user devices for the 450MHz frequency range, such as THR9i, the TMR880i and the THR9 Ex ATEX radio. These robust mobile radio devices were developed for critical voice and data communication and are particularly known and chosen for their ease of use and intuitive operation. Organisations using the state radio network, such as fire departments, mountain rescuers or forestry agents, can also learn more about these devices from Avionic Service in Bolzano. Since 2014, Airbus Defence and Space has been installing the new Tetra-based state radio network for the autonomous region of Bolzano, South Tyrol together with the Austrian company Center Communications Systems. This uniform digital radio network for civil protection and security personnel will replace more than 40 individual analogue networks. In addition, Airbus Defence and Space provides a variety of base stations in the TB3 and TB3hp series. End users of the state radio network will also receive and can take advantage of modern devices.
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