Airbus and SOTI simplify mobility management for first responders

Airbus manages smart devices flexibly for professionals working in secure communication environments

Elancourt, 5 March 2019 Airbus and SOTI partnered up to provide first responders with the enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology needed to integrate smart devices in mission-critical networks. SOTI is a company that develops business mobility and Internet of Things solutions.

Public safety and first responder users worldwide need mobile application systems that can be integrated into any secure smart device within their existing IT and network environment. This prevents downtime for end users with smart mobile communication tools. In addition, this solution simplifies the overall device management lifecycle.

“Managing smart devices and applications for business-critical organisations or public safety is not really a straightforward matter. All aspects of mobility have to be secure since these organisations need to operate their systems in the most reliable way,” said Eric Davalo, Head of Strategic Development of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “Our company contributes to these solutions with its strong knowledge of mission-critical technologies.”

Airbus has decided to collaborate with SOTI – the leading supplier of mobility and Internet of Things management – to leverage the company’s flagship EMM product, SOTI MobiControl. The secure and standardised technology supports Airbus products and helps end users stay compliant with their organisations’ security policies. For instance, when police officers use the Airbus collaboration solution Tactilon Agnet or the Tactilon Dabat, a Tetra radio and Android smartphone in one, they can immediately integrate them into their IT and communication environment.

“Airbus is an ideal partner thanks to its long-term experience in mission-critical communications and its strong customer relationship with that community. Together, we serve the public safety and first responder communities who rely on us to spare every second needed to protect lives. During mission-critical operations, downtime is not an option,” explained Carl Rodrigues, President & CEO at SOTI.

Airbus and SOTI offer an unmatched mission-critical solution of proven efficiency that reduces field downtime and IT costs. SOTI MobiControl makes remote and secure app management possible with the Tactilon Dabat and third-party SmarTWISP apps.

The SmarTWISP programme for app developers was created by Airbus in 2017. It has allowed dozens of app developers to cooperate with Airbus to offer an array of multimedia solutions for secure smart devices. The regularly updated Airbus App catalogue on the Secure Land Communications website gives an insight on what solutions have been created.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. 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 enabling its customers to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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