EADS introduces transportable base station for TETRA markets

EADS introduces transportable base station for TETRA markets

  • TB3c base station offers coverage enhancements of up to 30%
  • minimised size and weight, full set of features for voice, data, security and operability

Helsinki/Frankfurt a. M., 29 November 2005 – At the annual TETRA World Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany, EADS introduced its transportable TB3c TETRA base station. The TB3c can offer coverage enhancements of up to 30% compared to any other transportable TETRA solution on the market.

TB3c is a lightweight, transportable base station that minimises floor space requirements. It is based on the TB3 platform, and therefore benefits from the same improvements in network coverage and other radio access innovations that first hit the market with the launch of the TB3. In addition, its electricity consumption is considerably smaller than that of typical transportable base stations, yet it offers an extremely high downlink power.

The TB3c offers up to two-carrier capacity combined with the full set of EADS TETRA features for voice, data, security, and operability. First deliveries will be made to the Finnish Defence Forces during December 2005. The EADS TB3c TETRA base station is especially well suited to certain applications. For example, defence forces will find the TB3c suitable for vehicle installations, international operations and highly mobile activities. Rescue services can benefit from the excellent coverage of the TB3c to enhance their coverage temporarily during incidents and major events.

One of the key drivers in the design of the TB3c has been to optimise the total cost, which will be welcomed by hard-pressed TETRA operators. The TB3c makes it possible to select the most cost-effective transmission options without compromising on resilience. What’s more, remote operability minimises the number of costly site visits. Like the TB3, the TB3c is an ultimate coverage engine. It provides especially high downlink power combined with world-class uplink sensitivity. Furthermore, it supports the most modern antenna solutions, which can yield even more coverage enhancements.

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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