EADS Defence & Security and Integcomm win a key TETRA contract with Airport Company South Africa
-First TETRA contract for an airport in South Africa
-Investment in the most advanced PMR technology
-Passenger and personnel security is key
17 December 2008– EADS Secure Networks, an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security, has been awarded through its South African partner Integcomm a contract for the delivery of a TETRA network to the Cape Town International Airport managed by Airport Company South Africa (ACSA).
Further PMR networks should be deployed in other South African airports to secure the upcoming traffic increase that will peak with the 2010 world cup.
This contract also marks the entrance of TETRA as a reliable and robust communication technology on the transportation and utilities market in South Africa.
ACSA chose EADS ATEX terminals to ensure that both passengers and personnel benefit from the most advanced and safe terminals. Approximately 100 ACSA staff will in fact use the terminals.
Integcomm is part of the Midway Two group of companies and a truly black empowered company. It can offer a full turnkey TETRA solution from the design of the solution to its handover through the building and commissioning. A complete maintenance service complements this offering.
EADS Secure Networks is an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS – with around 22,000 employees – achieved revenues of 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of 39.1 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.