Airbus public safety comms displayed at Mobile World Congress

Monday, 26 February, 2018

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Airbus will lead an innovative ecosystem for public safety at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

The company has started to form cooperations with mobile network operators in order to make new technologies available to police officers and firefighters.

These future solutions are secure professional apps, group video calls and real-time data transmission based on artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Oliver Koczan, head of Secure Land Communications, said that professional users need to have access to all the future’s smart tools as soon as possible.

“Airbus fills the existing gap for public safety by creating an ecosystem for new technologies. As being the frontrunner of the next-generation secure communications technology, Airbus is mastering and accelerating the development of new solutions,” he said.

The latest Airbus product portfolio can be applied not only in existing narrowband networks (TETRA), but also most flexibly on various smart platforms.

At the Airbus booth at the event, visitors can get an insight into the latest Airbus smart communications systems. Secure apps for the Tactilon Dabat, the world’s first Android smartphone and TETRA radio in one device, will be showcased as well as the latest version of the Tactilon Agnet app for multimedia group communication.

Furthermore, Airbus intends to attract inventors to the app developer program SmarTWISP and the competition ‘Critical App Challenge’.

“Our recent hackathon Critical App Challenge in Munich accumulated invigorating and reliable solutions. It has triggered enthusiasm among our partners,” said Koczan.

Airbus will announce the next ‘Critical App Challenge’ shortly. In addition to this challenge, Airbus grows an ecosystem for Tactilon Dabat and gathers app developers to create new digital ideas that will facilitate the daily life of police officers and fire brigades.

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