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Airbus unit deploys latest radio tech at Grand Prix Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, December 7, 2019

Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, said one of its business units,  Secure Land Communications (SLC) had played a key role at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the official secure communications technology provider for the event. 
 
The Formula 1 race security teams and co-ordinators, used the company’s Tetra network solutions to safeguard the venue and secure smooth performance during the race, held from November 28 to December 1.
 
The company’s superior solutions were used by different security organisations in Abu Dhabi, assisting them with their secure radio network at the event, said a statement from Airbus. 
 
The European group had supplied its range of Tetra radios, including the TH9, Th1n and the THR880i; as well as their RCS- Radio Communication Systems for the race site.
 
Airbus’s TH9 terminal has advanced and practical features with voice feedback abilities assisting first responders in critical situations. The TH1n Tetra radio is slim and light and allows users to operate the radio remotely. 
 
The THR880i plus handheld radio has a unique, 2-sided design that no other radio offers. The Radio Console System, used by the security personnel, is a modern Tetra dispatching console for control room dispatchers to easily and quickly access Tetra communication features.
 
"The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi is a major event, drawing in people from different parts of the region, and the world. We are proud to collaborate with the concerned security agencies and our priority is to ensure smooth, effective, and secure communications for all the security personnel during such events," remarked Andrew Forbes, the head of Middle East and North Africa region for SLC at Airbus.
 
"Such occasions are central to our efforts to provide secure mission critical communications in the UAE, in order to keep safe, visitors and participants alike," he added. 
 
A key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries. It offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process and deploy intelligence.-TradeArabia News Service  



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