Cassidian has completed the roll out of a uniform user management tool across Germany for the BOS digital radio network. This tool, which goes by the product name Tactilon, was devised, developed and rolled out by Cassidian in cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Digital Radio of Security Authorities and Organisations (BDBOS), within three years.
The company said that thanks to an innovative development process, all user demands with respect to security, homogeneity, user-friendly handling and mass suitability could be met.
Tactilon serves the uniform management of all participants and their end devices, as well as the nationwide services of the German BOS digital radio network. With currently more than 315,000 radio communication users within the police, fire and rescue services, it is already regarded as one of the world’s largest TETRA networks.
With the aid of Tactilon, the high number of radio users can be organised into call groups, connected with BOS security cards and provided with call rights. Contrary to other European networks, which ‘lease’ their services and networks from a central operator, the BOS digital radio users manage the network independently, on various hierarchical levels.
During security-related major events such as world championships or summits, task forces from other German states can now be integrated at short notice into the communication structure at the relevant place of assignment by means of Tactilon.
Depending on the deployment situation, the settings for this can be changed and monitored rapidly and reliably, even for larger units, and the sometimes varying requirements and specifications applied by the federal states’ to their operational and tactical communication structures are also taken into account.