Elancourt 15 May 2018 – Airbus will demonstrate a new pilot version of its real-time Virtual Reality technology at the Critical Communications World 2018 (CCW) in Berlin. Thanks to this solution, firefighters and police officers will be able to effortlessly carry out complex tasks from remote places through a secure communications infrastructure. In the future, Virtual Reality will help firefighters or police officers to enhance their missions and enlarge their range of actions.
“We have integrated the latest developments and this enhances the handling of Virtual Reality applications for users,” says Rahim Zaknoun, Head of Innovation & Developer Ecosystem at Secure Land Communication of Airbus. “With our experience of public safety communication situations, we are in a position to put together the best tools and platforms to make remote operations possible.”
During the exhibition CCW, Airbus will simulate a scenario: a firefighter will wear a 360 degree camera in a metro station. From a command centre, an officer will virtually step into the situation. This Airbus solution, supporting state-of-the-art technology such as Virtual Reality, is based on the so-called Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator (SMVNO) infrastructure. The basic idea of Secure MVNO, is to provide secure and reliable broadband capacities, from network operators, to public safety agencies (police, paramedics, fire brigades). In addition, SMVNO and Virtual Reality features can be combined with other narrow- and broadband components of the Airbus Tactilon Suite portfolio.
The latest Virtual Reality scenario will be showcased on the Airbus booth at Berlin Messe (C100, hall 22a, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany) from the 15 to 17 May 2018.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. 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 one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Secure Land Communications (SLC), a business unit of Airbus, offers advanced communication solutions for Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). The portfolio, based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies, includes infrastructures, devices, applications and associated services. As a leading international player, SLC has deployed nearly 300 networks in more than 80 countries and employs nearly 1,150 people in 17 countries.
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