Airbus to present innovative mission critical communications solutions at GITEX 2019

Published: 3 October, 2019


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 October 2019 – Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will promote its end-to-end mission critical offerings during the GITEX Technology Week, from October 6th to 10th.

The company will present its Tactilon Agnet 500: a modern, scalable, and flexible collaboration solution, ideal for group communications. The Tactilon Agnet 800 application will also be visible, along with Artificial Intelligence applications, from Airbus’s SmarTWISP programme.

Tactilon Agnet is a Mission Critical push-to-talk application based on international 3GPP standards. It features secure individual or group video, voice, data, and messaging services adapted for mission-critical and public safety use. The solution also allows the incorporation of state-of-the-art Airbus-certified, professional applications, allowing options such as facial recognition and licence plate recognition, amongst others.

The company will also be showcasing application demos for the SmarTWISP programme such as the dual authenticator for Tactilon Dabat. This ensures reinforced privacy through anonymous authentication and features an additional level of security with double-step authentication on the Tactilon Dabat smartphone and on a remote server.

“We are honored to take part in this year’s event and actively look forward to introducing technologies that play a key role in the future of communications and public safety. This year’s GITEX is the perfect platform for Airbus to demonstrate how we are working with customers and partners from around the world to deliver secure, flexible and reliable solutions that meet our customer’s expectations in today’s fast-moving communications world, hence contributing to a smart and safe Emirate.” commented Andrew Forbes, Head of Middle East & North Africa regions for Secure Land Communications of Airbus.

This year’s participation in the region’s biggest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expo will host a range of one-to-one meetings between the vendor and partner community. In addition, Airbus will be promoting its complete product and solutions portfolio comprising of Tactilon Dabat and the Tactilon Agnet solution.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Secure Land Communications (

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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