|Security is essential to ensure the safety of people and the smooth running of any event|
- Communication network set up in time for the 2010 G8 summit in Canada
- Communication solutions help secure the World Football Cup in South Africa and the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou
EADS Defence & Security (DS) products and solutions play an important role in several major sports and political events in 2010. The reliable communication systems help those responsible for event security to deliver end-to-end protection for participants, observers and organisers, as well as discreet protection for VIPs.
In 2010, communication products and solutions from EADS Defence & Security (DS) are key players at the G8 summit in Canada, the Soccer World Cup in South Africa and the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, for example.
In 2009, the same products and solutions contributed to the smooth running of the week-long People's Republic of China's 60th Anniversary as well as the Tour de France bicycle race.
"We are delighted that our communication systems play their part in ensuring security for so many great events this year. These are very high-profile events, and we are confident that the success of our digital trunked network during the Beijing Games in 2008 and during the 60th Anniversary celebration of the People's Republic of China in 2009 can be repeated in other occasions," said Dirk Borchardt, Head of Security & Communication Solutions at EADS Defence & Security.
Whether it's a major sporting spectacle, a pop concert or a political summit, security is essential to ensure the safety of people and the smooth running of the event. Achieving real security is about more than guns, gates, and guards. It also requires the best possible organisation, and that calls for special communications - more than just radio communications. Data from various sources, such as video cameras, biometric recognition systems, airborne platforms, patrol cars, command vehicles, must be processed, linked, and securely transmitted to control centres.