CCW 2016: Airbus introduces stand-alone LTE solution for public safety

The new Tactilon Cell provides a small mobile LTE network service for PPDR agencies even where there is no fixed infrastructure available

CCW 2016: Airbus introduces stand-alone LTE solution for public safety

Airbus Defence and Space is launching a new small, mobile LTE system capable of running without any fixed infrastructure. The Tactilon Cell is designed to provide public protection and disaster response organisations with small LTE-networks during anti-terror campaigns, large events, or rescue missions, for example.

The prototype Tactilon Cell will be on show at the Critical Communications World 2016 exhibition in Amsterdam this week (31 May-2 June).

The compact and energy efficient broadband solution offers various mobile broadband services for security and public safety organisations that need a communication infrastructure at very short notice, especially in remote locations. It can easily be transported by one person and is suitable for cars and other vehicles. The Tactilon Cell comprises every feature of a LTE-network. 

“For those who are in need of a small LTE network, the Tactilon Cell is an excellent solution. It makes a difference, because it can be installed quickly, easily and flexibly in places where a communication infrastructure is not available,” said Eric Davalo, Head of Strategy, Solution Portfolio and Engineering of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space.

The cell includes terminals like the new Tactilon Dabat dual TETRA and LTE hand portable device, a base station, LTE software and an apps server for mission-specific applications such as the Tactilon Agnet multimedia group communication. 

All the cell features comply with the latest standards according to the releases of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a global organisation that sets international telecommunications standards. It can be integrated into a fixed LTE network. 

The Tactilon Cell will be presented at the Airbus and Defence and Space booth D 42 in hall 8 during the Critical Communication World exhibition in Amsterdam from 31 May to 2 June 2016.

See also:

CCW 2016: Airbus unveils app for multimedia group comms over LTE

Airbus Defence and Space releases dual TETRA-LTE smartphone style radio

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