EADS Secure Networks and ATLAS Telecom to deliver an advanced geo-location solution
EADS introduces the advanced TDR880i TETRA data radio with built-in GPS
Solution is for public safety and security in the Middle East
12 June 2007 – EADS Secure Networks and ATLAS Telecom, its value-added reseller and distributor in the Middle East, have signed an agreement for the delivery of advanced TETRA data radios. The scope of the agreement covers 20,000 devices, to be used by authorities for positioning purposes.
In the frame of this agreement, EADS Secure Networks will develop the TETRA data radio while ATLAS Telecom carries the responsibility of integrating it into a single unit – including power supply systems and protection against tough maritime conditions.
Jean Marc Nasr, Head of EADS Secure Networks said, “This project is strategically important as it introduces a new cost efficient data-focused solution for TETRA. TETRA can thus be used for innovative positioning, remote control and monitoring applications, making even more efficient use of the network. With the TDR880i, EADS is utilizing its proven technology to create a dedicated product in response to the growing demand for advanced data and positioning solutions. We are very pleased to cooperate with ATLAS Telecom, our long-term trusted partner in the Middle East.”
Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa, Chairman of ATLAS Group declared, “Cooperation with our strategic partner EADS Secure Networks is the key to success: EADS products combined with the strong local integration and support capabilities of ATLAS Telecom result in a high quality localized offering that benefits our customers”.
EADS Secure Networks is a world leading provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) that enables professional organizations to communicate together effectively, reliably, and securely. EADS is the only company in the world that can offer specialized PMR solutions based on TETRA, TETRAPOL, and P25 technologies. EADS has already delivered 150 mission-critical PMR networks, whereof more than 30 with nationwide coverage.
EADS Secure Networks is part of Defence and Communications Systems (DCS), the “Systems House” of EADS, an integrated Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider combining military air systems, missile systems, communications and intelligence systems, global security solutions, sensor and avionics systems, as well as test and support solutions into a single effective network. In 2006, DS – with its around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2006, EADS generated revenues of 39.4 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.
ATLAS Telecom is a market leader in the Middle East and the first provider of turn-key TETRA solutions in this area, with references in Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. ATLAS Telecom is at the convergence of information and communication technologies, delivering cost-effective, highly customized solutions with local, round the clock, product support.
Over the past decade ATLAS Telecom has grown to more than 300 employees across the region, expanding its vision and product portfolio, to include marine communication products, electronic security and surveillance systems as well as highly sophisticated satellite communications products and services.