EADS introduces THR880i TETRA handportable radio with new capabilities for secure mobility

EADS introduces THR880i TETRA handportable radio with new capabilities for secure mobility

  • JavaTM platform enables customised applications for mobile field force
  • Smart card based end-to-end encryption for confidential communication

Helsinki/Frankfurt a. M., 29 November 2005 – For example, officers can use their handsets to navigate more quickly to the scene of an accident, and use their radio to find the nearest patrol and have its exact location highlighted on a map on the terminal screen. Other types of applications to benefit from Java are database queries, workflow management, as well as temporary event specific applications that can be downloaded to the terminal over the air.

The Java J2ME, a platform specially targeted at mobile devices, enables optimum utilization of the sharp, high-resolution colour screen of the THR880i terminal, making it perfectly suited for intuitive applications with colours, links and illustrative symbols that help the users to find the information they are looking for. Since Java application runs on the terminal, it doesn’t require a constant data connection over the TETRA network, allowing efficient usage of the network resources.

As a public platform, Java will open up a wealth of third-party applications expertise to TETRA users, since it is already the most popular application platform for mobile devices.

Protecting information security is paramount in mission-critical communications. The end-to-end encryption (e2ee) total solution of EADS, based on an open standard, provides the highest level of security. The solution includes all the necessary elements for implementing e2ee: EADS THR880i radio with e2ee supporting software, smart cards, Key Management tool for card programming and a smart card reader. The smart card based solution enables smooth introduction of end-to-end encryption, adapting to customers’ operational needs and allowing implementation of organisation specific encryption algorithms.

EADS Defence & Security Systems, with revenues of about 5.4 billion in 2004 and roughly 23,000 employees across ten nations, forms the defence and security pillar within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2004, EADS generated revenues of 31.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 110,000.

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