Elancourt, 10 May 2017 – Airbus has reached the next level by creating a healthy application ecosystem for mobile hybrid devices in the field of public safety and critical communications. Application developers can now register free of charge for the Airbus SmarTWISP programme. Having obtained approval, they can try out the new solution development kit for the Tactilon Dabat, an Android smartphone with a full Tetra radio inside. The free membership enables qualified and approved developers to access guidelines, tools and the application programming interface (API).
“Airbus feels attracted to creative spirits who invent applications for rescue services, police officers or firefighters. That is the reason why the SmarTWISP programme is about to become the first platform for application developers who focus on security issues and industrial solutions,” says Eric Davalo, Head of Strategy, Solutions Portfolio and Engineering of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. As this programme is generating a new ecosystem for Airbus smart devices, it gradually implements a professional system to select and sell the most useful and secure applications for Android users in the public safety sector.
In the future, the programme’s benefits will be twofold: thanks to the Airbus quality checks and certification, application users will know that all the functions on their devices will be secure, meeting the specific needs of public safety users. The developers themselves profit from tools and reward schemes, especially when applications sell excellently.
During the Critical Communications World (CCW) exhibition in Hong Kong from 16 to 18 May 2017, Airbus will announce more details about how developers worldwide can register for it.
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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 (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.
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