Cassidian is providing security equipment for the 49th Munich Security Conference (1-3 February 2013) in Germany, along with the TETRA network operator Stadtwerke München (municipal utility operator) and the German Army (Bundeswehr).
The Munich Security Conference was first held in 1963 and, over the last few decades, has become the most important conference in the world for foreign and security policy. Each year, it provides high-ranking policy makers from all over the world with a forum for discussing current and future security challenges in depth.
Numerous prominent political and business guests from Germany and abroad are once again expected at this year’s conference, as are international media representatives. To ensure the safety of the guests and guarantee support in organising the conference, Cassidian, together with the TETRA network operator Stadtwerke München, have equipped the venue with state-of-the-art secure radio communications technology.
Stadtwerke München’s TB3c base station from Cassidian has been installed especially for the security and conference staff, as well as to aid the logistic support services provided by deployed Bundeswehr staff. It is connected to its existing TETRA network. Using this network, it is possible to communicate securely during the entire event.
As a result of heightened requirements, the radio system has special security levels, such as authentication and radio interface encryption. For the first time, Stadtwerke München is providing security staff with Cassidian’s new TH1n terminal units, one of the smallest and lightest TETRA radio devices in the world, making them particularly suited to covert use (pictured).