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[January 21, 2013]

Cassidian TETRA achieves first multi-vendor TEDS compatibility

Jan 21, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cassidian's TETRA System Release 6 has become the first on the market to work with other vendors' TEDS (TETRA Enhanced Data Service) terminals. Following the completion of official TEDS interoperability testing in late 2012, Cassidian TETRA was certified as being compatible with TEDS terminals from APSI and Motorola, based on the TETRA Interoperability specifications issued by the TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA). Cassidian's TETRA customers can thus benefit from a truly open multi-vendor market to equip their existing TETRA networks with TEDS.

Cassidian is actively building a multi-vendor ecosystem for TEDS, and the fact that two TETRA/TEDS radio terminals work according to standard on Cassidian's TEDS-capable network infrastructure is a clear indication of its success. The certification represents a major step on the road to making Cassidian's TEDS solution available to customers around the world.

TEDS represents the high-speed data evolution of the TETRA radio communication standard, and will provide significantly faster data services than today's TETRA networks without compromising any of the technology's high-security or coverage capabilities. The implementation of the TEDS high- speed standard in the Cassidian TETRA system enables relevant, data- intensive information to be provided to the field without compromising the security, privacy or confidentiality of professional mobile radio communications. TEDS is the most cost-effective way to introduce dedicated wide-area, high-speed capabilities for TETRA users.

"We know how important data communications are for our customers. TEDS is a key element in enhancing the data capabilities of the Cassidian TETRA solution for professional users," said Eric Davalo, Head of Portfolio & Technology Authority, Security Solutions, Cassidian. "At the same time, we know how important multi-vendor supply and an open market are for our customers. Thanks to the certification, TEDS is now officially multi-vendor technology. We have reached a very significant milestone here in the evolution of TETRA technology." About Cassidian 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 achieved revenues of EUR 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 EUR 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.

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