Cassidian TETRA radio equipment certified for German BOS digital radio network
Berlin, 17 January 2013
- Cassidian's THR9, THR9 Ex and THR9i devices can now be used in the German digital radio network
- Official handover of the certificates for Cassidian end devices by the Vice President of BDBOS
- THR9 (c) Cassidian
- THR9 (c) Cassidian
Cassidian's TETRA radio equipment has passed all the interoperability tests required for its planned use in the German BOS (Security Authorities and Organisations) digital radio network, and was certified by the German Federal Agency for Digital Radio of Security Authorities and Organisations (BDBOS) at the end of 2012. The certificates were officially presented by Andreas Gegenfurtner, the Vice President of BDBOS, thus enabling Cassidian's THR9, THR9 Ex and THR9i TETRA models to now also be used in the German digital radio network.
The certification of hand-held BOS devices is granted based on interoperability tests on special test platforms. In order for the BOS digital radio to be able to function, it is essential that all end devices intended for use work with all other components of the BOS digital radio network in a trouble-free manner, and that they have specific pre-defined performance features. For that reason, the conditions for certification are strongly oriented toward maintaining technology requirements, conformity with technical norms and interoperability.
The BOS digital radio network is the world's largest radio network that is based on the TETRA standard. It is designed for communication by 500,000 users at the same time and will secure communication across governmental authorities, both in daily use and during large-scale events and incidents. It will be made up of 4,300 to 4,500 base stations and 64 core network locations (central exchanges, transit central exchanges and network administration centres).
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 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.