Tetra | Lte | 2019-10-07

Airbus Unveils Network Switchover Technology with Dabat Hybrid Roaming

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Airbus presents its innovative solution offering a seamless switchover between Tetra and LTE technologies on one device during GITEX.

Airbus demonstrated Dabat Hybrid Roaming, its latest development which combines the power of secure communications with innovative technology.

Dabat Hybrid Roaming,a unique association between Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat hybrid terminal, and the Tactilon Agnet 800 Solution has made its grand entrance at this year’s event and has been introduced in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the first time. It is designed to bring ease and simplicity to daily operations with state-of-the-art seamless switchover technology which ensures high network resilience and secure operations.

The Airbus Tactilon Dabat hybrid terminal combines both Tetra and LTE radio technologies in one unique terminal. The end users can perform their daily tasks without being restricted solely to the Tetra radio coverage available. Tactilon Agnet 800 is an app for smart devices such as the Tactilon Dabat. It enables the use of features such as push-to-talk, status notifications, data transmission, text messaging, image sending and emergency calls on the Tactilon Dabat. Group communication with other device carriers and the control room is also possible.

Dabat Hybrid Roaming extends Tetra radio coverage by switching to LTE coverage through the Tactilon Agnet 800 application installed on the device. This enables a seamless network change which supports public safety operations and maximises the benefits of hybrid communications.The security of the solution is preserved because all Tactilon Agnet traffic is securely protected via the secure client VPN. In the event of lack of coverage, the end-users can now benefit from an instant and seamless switchover from Tetra to LTE to maintain their mission and business critical operations.

On top of the smooth transition between both Tetra and public or private LTE Public Safety solutions proposed by the new feature, the user can benefit from all the fundamental Tactilon Dabat characteristics, such as individual voice calls and messaging with status reports, group calls, group messaging, and emergency calls.