Elancourt, 16 May 2017 – Airbus is demonstrating the Tactilon Dabat, a combined Android smartphone and Tetra radio, with a rigid security concept and public safety applications at the Critical Communications World 2017 in Hong Kong. The Tactilon Dabat prevents unauthorised access, keeps any communications encrypted, protects users’ data and features new applications certified by Airbus. This makes the Tactilon Dabat a unique device for secure group communications.

“Our customers are keen on the Tactilon Dabat because it facilitates their daily work and streamlines their mission-critical communications,” says Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “This smart and powerful solution enables them to carry out more and more tasks with a single device.” The public safety community and companies worldwide have expressed their interest, as the Tactilon Dabat will fit into their future communications infrastructures.

The security of regular smartphones is not sufficient for professional mission-critical use. The main security risks are linked to applications and content in digital channels, such as websites. The Tactilon Dabat and its certified applications have been specifically designed to provide the required level of security.

The Tactilon Dabat will become the pivotal instrument for public safety in the coming years thanks to the new applications ecosystem, currently growing in the framework of Airbus’ application developer programme, SmarTWISP. It helps developers to invent secure applications addressing the various needs of mission-critical users.

Furthermore, the Tactilon Dabat allows instant group communications (push-to-talk and touch-to-message options), snapshots of critical moments with excellent front and rear cameras and live-stream videos to exchange data safely. To round off these functions, the device has outstanding voice capabilities and a durable battery, and can withstand the
harshest conditions.

The Tactilon Dabat will be showcased with all its new applications at the Airbus stand C5 during the CCW 2017 in Hong Kong from 16 to 18 May 2017.

More information about the Tactilon Dabat and the SmarTWISP programme is available on our website: www.dabat.com

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Secure Land Communications

Secure Land Communications (SLC), a business unit of Airbus, develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol, P25 and LTE technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses mission-critical broadband solutions based on 3GPP standards and emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. SLC employs nearly 1,700 people in 20 countries.  



Kai Schlichtermann   + 33 1 6138 5547                  kai.schlichtermann@airbus.com

Anke Sturtzel            + 33 1 6138 5330                    anke.sturtzel@airbus.com