Kontron and Airbus Enable Mission-Critical Communication Services for Healthcare Workers and Public Safety Professionals

Airbus selects Kontron’s CG product series of long-life, ruggedized carrier-grade platforms for 10 consecutive years

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Montreal, Canada, May 20, 2020 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, has announced its 10 year partnership with Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, to provide public safety professionals around the world with intelligent and secure radio communication solutions to handle any given emergency situation.

Based on TETRAPOL technologies, Airbus’ Secure Land Communications (SLC) system is designed to equip the people who collaborate both in times of crisis and during regular operations, with efficient communication services that will not fail. This involves transmitting information via professional mobile radio (PMR) devices over large-scale networks. The system serves 2 million mission-critical users across 80 countries, including first responders, healthcare workers, transportation, military and police forces.

To this day, Airbus has implemented 40 TETRAPOL networks serving professionals in 15 countries with secure, reliable voice and data communications, infrastructures and terminals to support their duties with robust and state-of-the-art technology.

These highly secure communication services consisting of voice, messaging and multimedia sharing are of utmost importance given the current global health crisis and immense pressure healthcare and other public safety organizations are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the last decade, the Kontron CG product series has been a key hardware component of the TETRAPOL ecosystem. The ruggedized yet sophisticated design of the CG carrier-grade rackmount server makes it ideal to support telecom fixed-wireless central office or any mission-critical edge use cases that require High Availability. All hardware releases of the CG family currently run in Airbus Defense and Space’s datacenters worldwide.

Airbus has selected Kontron’s CG carrier-grade server family 10 years in a row, for its high performance system design with dual-socket, high core processing power, built-in power management capabilities, optimized I/O and storage feature set, and dual redundant AC or DC power options in a compact form factor. The 20” deep ruggedized server meets NEBS level-3 compliance and is backed by an extended lifecycle.

“We are proud to be working with Airbus in support of their mission to protect the general population during times like these,” said, Bertrand Foulon, Global Business Development Manager at Kontron. “It is an honor to be part of such a crucial ecosystem where reliable and interoperable communication solutions between various authorities results in lives being saved.”

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. 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

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,185 people in 16 countries. For more information, visit www.securelandcommunications.com.

About Kontron – An S&T Company

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

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