Cassidian’s radio communications technology supports 49th Munich Security Conference
Munich, 30 January 2013
- Cassidian assists event security and support staff with state-of-the-art radio communications technology
- Secure communication thanks to Cassidian’s TB3c base station and TH1n terminal unit and Stadtwerke München’s TETRA network
Together with the TETRA network operator Stadtwerke München (municipal utility operator) and the German Army (Bundeswehr), Cassidian is providing security equipment for the 49th Munich Security Conference. The Munich Security Conference was first held in 1963 and, over the last few decades, has become the most important conference in the world for foreign and security policy. Each year, it provides high-ranking policy makers from all over the world with a forum for discussing current and future security challenges in depth.
Numerous prominent political and business guests from Germany and abroad are once again expected at this year’s conference, as are international media representatives. To ensure the safety of the guests and guarantee support in organising the conference, Cassidian, together with the TETRA network operator Stadtwerke München, will equip the venue with state-of-the-art secure radio communications technology.
Especially for the conference, Stadtwerke München’s TB3c base station from Cassidian will be installed for security and conference staff, as well as to aid the logistic support services provided by deployed Bundeswehr staff, and will be connected to its existing TETRA network. Using this network, it will be possible to communicate securely during the entire event. As a result of heightened requirements, the radio system will have special security levels, such as authentication and radio interface encryption. For the first time, Stadtwerke München will be providing security staff with Cassidian’s new TH1n terminal units, the smallest and lightest TETRA radio devices in the world, making them particularly suited to covert use.
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In - 2 - 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.