Cassidian unveils the portable DXT3p TETRA switch
PMR Expo in Cologne, 26 November 2012
- DXT3p brings full set of TETRA features and high capacity for ttemporary and mobile networks
- Suitcase size and lightweight: one person can carry it if necessary
- Lower power consumption of only about 150W makes it an eco-friendly option
At the PMR Expo in Cologne, Cassidian will unveil the DXT3p TETRA switch, the newest addition to the DXT3 series. DXT3p – "p" stands for portable - offers complete TETRA voice and data services in very compact form. Thanks to the high capacity and full functionality, the DXT3p switch is an attractive choice for setting up temporary networks or for applications where the network itself needs to be mobile.
The new switch is the size of a suitcase: 48 cm wide, 34 cm deep and around 30 cm in height. The DXT3p only weighs 20-30 kg so one person can carry it if necessary. The DXT3p benefits from the powerful feature set of the DXT3 family and provide those in an IP-connected infrastructure. As the heart of the TETRA radio network all other network elements connect to the switch. The DXT3p is an all-in-one package with high capacity, great functionality and extreme resilience. The lower power consumption (around 150W) makes it an eco-friendly option, too.
DXT3p is ideally suited for setting up a temporary network in cases of natural or human-induced disasters, such as floods or infrastructure failures. It can also be the temporary solution for large events. Because this switch is portable, it is easy to install it to a vehicle. This makes deployment of a communication network extremely quick and an effective security against eavesdropping is constantly ensured. Thanks to the ability to use features as in large nation-wide networks, rescue organisations can start securely communicating immediately, without further training on new communication systems.
“The DXT3p brings totally new crises management toolset for public safety authorities,” says Eric Davalo, CTO of Secure Communication Solutions at Cassidian. “This new switch allows quickly setting up secure, reliable communication infrastructure to areas which either do not have, or have lost, any communication system.”
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.
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