EADS introduces TMR880i mobile radio for professional users

EADS introduces TMR880i mobile radio for professional users

– most versatile in-vehicle radio on the market
– new TETRA mobile radio for 380 – 430 MHz frequency band

Helsinki, 4 September 2006 – With a full range of advanced voice, data and security services, the new TETRA mobile radio TMR880i introduces a completely new product concept for in-vehicle use. Featuring an integrated GPS receiver with waypoint guidance, support for smart card based end-to-end encryption and Java platform, the TMR880i meets diverse customer requirements in both mission-critical and civil use. Its user interface, menu structure and functionality are equal to the popular THR880i series of handportable devices, thus making the TMR880i a fully featured member of the latest generation EADS TETRA terminal portfolio.

The TMR880i product consists of a wideband transceiver for 380 – 430 MHz frequency range and a separate highly ergonomic control unit, optimised for easy and reliable use in vehicles. Thanks to a variety of installation options, versatile interfaces and I/O lines, the TMR880i is perfectly suited to diverse applications and usage environments, both when used as a radio modem or when integrated into vehicle control systems.

The new control unit CUR-3 of the TMR880i has a professional, balanced design for maximised user comfort and ergonomics. Its large high-resolution colour display with 65,536 colours offers perfect visibility in varying light conditions. The keypad has a clear, user-friendly layout for reliable and intuitive operation. The popular series 40 type menu and voice feedback feature are available in more than 15 languages.

To protect the ultimate security and confidentiality of communication, the TMR880i supports the end-to-end encryption (e2ee) solution of EADS, based on an open standard. The solution includes smart cards, a PC tool for key configuration and card programming as well as the radio terminal with e2ee featured software.

The Java (J2ME) platform in the EADS TMR880i terminal enables professional organisations to implement applications specifically tailored to their needs. For example, officers can use their mobile radio terminals to navigate more quickly to the scene of an accident, use their radio to find the nearest patrol and have its exact location highlighted on a map on the terminal screen. The Java J2ME, a platform specially targeted at mobile devices, enables optimum utilisation of the sharp, high-resolution colour screen of the TMR880i terminal, thus making it perfectly suited to intuitive applications with colours, links and illustrative symbols.

As part of the total product offer, EADS introduces a Content Manager PC application for uploading Java applications to the radio terminal. Other features of the Content Manager include uploading of images and graphics as well as importing position coordinates to the radio to be then used as waypoints. The TMR880i mobile radio will be available for delivery during the 4th quarter of 2006.

EADS Secure Networks is one of the world’s leading providers of Professional Mobile Radio. EADS Secure Networks is part of Defence and Communications Systems (DCS), the EADS “Systems House”, and is an integrated unit of the EADS Defence & Security Systems (DS) Division.

With revenues of about 5.6 billion in 2005 and roughly 23,000 employees across nine nations, the EADS Defence & Security Systems (DS) division forms the defence and security pillar within EADS. As a Large Systems Integrator, DS offers integrated system solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and global security. It is active in the areas of manned and unmanned integrated combat and mission air systems, including related training systems, and in missile systems, battlefield management systems for all branches, global security solutions, secure networks, defence electronics, sensors and avionics as well as related services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2005, EADS generated revenues of 34.2 billion and employed a workforce of about 113,000.


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