Airbus serves as beacon for future professional communication at CCMENA

Airbus to feature new app developers who present secure multimedia solutions for public safety and industries

Elancourt/Dubai, 23 September 2018 – During this year’s exhibition “Critical Communications MENA” in Dubai from 23rd to 25th September, new application developers have partnered with Airbus to create secure multimedia solutions for professional communication. For instance, the Finnish companies Varjo, which will showcase their Virtual and Extended Reality solutions, and Nsion, which develops real-time video apps for public safety organisations, will give an insight into the new possibilities of Airbus critical communications platforms.

”The continuously expanding Airbus app portfolio grows to an ecosystem that meets the demands of mission- and business-critical markets. During CCMENA, Airbus shows a thoughtful and consistent concept of how the latest smart technologies can combine current and future critical communication technology,” says Selim Bouri, Vice-President and Head of Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

Among the latest Airbus products, the award-winning Tactilon Dabat plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between secure narrowband and broadband networks. It is the world’s first integrated smartphone and full Tetra radio in one and will be on display during the CCMENA. It unfolds as a highly secure mobile device including manifold Airbus-approved multimedia applications facilitating the work of police officers, paramedics, firefighters and industries.

Since the start of the Airbus ‘Critical App Challenge for the Middle East’, more and more pioneers, start-up companies and inventive minds have given birth to useful app ideas for the Dabat device. The online challenge asks participants to develop proofs of concept for innovative mission-critical solutions for “Secure Land Communications’” app ecosystem.

Furthermore, Airbus will showcase on its booth in Dubai a new way to test its Viewcor monitoring capability for secure broadband network functionalities. By installing Viewcor Agent in smart phones, the service quality of the mobile broadband network can be monitored in real time. No integration with a verified network is needed. The solution works both in commercial and dedicated 3G and 4G/LTE networks. In the future also 5G networks are supported. Trials can be started immediately.

Airbus itself has developed a highly versatile collaboration solution Tactilon Agnet for business- and mission-critical communication. It helps gather, process and deploy intelligence for businesses or governmental organisations to expand their communication in groups. Voice, video and data will be available for exchanging information securely with Tetra or Tetrapol networks.

Going public under the theme ‘Intelligence Shared’, Airbus as CCMENA’s Diamond partnerwill also showcase other Tetra and other solutions on booth B20 at the Madinat Arena Jumeirah in Dubai. The latest developments consist of a multitude of future applications to facilitate communication and collaboration among public safety and industrial users.


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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