Airbus device Tactilon Dabat wins Intersec Award 2018

The smartphone-Tetra device Tactilon Dabat with built-in security opens up the world of secure multimedia communication to professionals

Elancourt/Dubai, 22 September 2018 – Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat device, a secure Android smartphone and Tetra-Radio in one, has won the Intersec Award 2018 in the category “Innovative Security Product of the Year” in Dubai. The Security, Safety and Fire Protection Middle East Awards were held at the Habtoor Palace in Dubai on September 20th. They honour industry’s best projects and products in the field of security in the Middle East.

“Once again the Tactilon Dabat has convinced experts for the path breaking role it will take in the coming years. We are extremely grateful for this award because it signifies that we have developed a device that fits completely in the critical communication landscape in the Middle East,” says Selim Bouri, Vice-President and Head of Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

The Tactilon Dabat, which has already won the International Critical Communication Awards this year, combines various security features which make it unique in the area of professional communication. It disposes broadband features and applications which have been specifically designed to provide best support for operations of public safety or industrial users.

The Tactilon Dabat serves as the platform of a multitude of highly useful applications certified by Airbus. These applications can be arranged individually on the Dabat according to the wishes of user organisations. Thanks to the Airbus applications developer programme SmarTWISP, which was created to build an application ecosystem for the Tactilon Dabat, the number of new apps is increasing to offer a larg variety of innovative communication solutions.

Furthermore, the smart device can be applied in various sectors: from police, military and fire brigades to rescue services, hospitals and industries, users can facilitate their daily operations. It can also easily be incorporated in existing and future security infrastructures, such as Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), or Artificial Intelligence (AI), as the device allows secure access to essential intelligence source.

The Tactilon Dabat is being showcased at the CC MENA exhibition from September 23rd to 25th and at GITEX from October 14th and 18th (both in Dubai). Check out Airbus at the GITEX stand S3-C11, Sheikh Saeed Hall, and on the CC MENA 2018 booth B20 at the Madinat Jumeirah.

More information about the Tactilon Dabat and the SmarTWISP programme is available on our website:



Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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