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Elektrobit Group Oyj - Elektrobit (EB) and CS present a joint demonstration of their tactical communication and control solutions at the Paris Air Show

June 17, 2015

Elektrobit (EB) and CS present a joint demonstration of their tactical communication and control solutions at the Paris Air Show

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Free for publication on June 17, 2015 at 11.00 am. (CEST+1)

Elektrobit (EB) and CS present a joint demonstration of their tactical communication and control solutions at the Paris Air Show

Paris, 17 June 2015 - Elektrobit (EB), a Finnish company providing cutting-edge technology and connectivity solutions, and CS, a designer, integrator and operator of critical systems, are presenting a joint demonstration of a tactical communication and control (C2) solution at the Paris Air Show 2015 on June 15-20. This new cooperation is an expansion of the partnership of these two companies. Earlier this year, in the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, EB and CS demonstrated integration of CS Monolith, a high bitrate data and voice encryption solution with the EB Tough Mobile smartphone.

The Paris Air Show demonstration builds on CS's STARLINX Tactical Data Link (TDL) system and EB Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN). EB TAC WIN enables fast, automated forming of wireless broadband IP network on the field, compatible with existing wireline and wireless infrastructure. STARLINX, a CS Group product,  is an operational multi-link system providing instant standalone TDL capability on any type of platform and any type of data link (L11, L11b, L16, JREAP, L22) used by navy and air forces. Other products featured in this demonstration include EB Tough VoIP terminals and EB Tough Mobile smartphone.

CS and EB products together enable a complete solution for C2 (Communication and Control), which can be tailored to the specific needs of navy, air and land forces. At the Paris Air Show, CS and EB demonstrate this by establishing a surveillance and defense bubble at the exhibition site. Two case examples can be observed:

  • A slow aircraft, coming from the Seine Bay is heading to the Paris Air Show site without authorization or radio contact. The system will detect and identify an "unknown" aircraft, and send "investigate" order to the Rafale fighter, including itinerary for constraint and exhibition area avoidance.
  • A suspicious vehicle, reported by the French intelligence service, is driving on the A1 highway (south) and should be closely monitored during its passage near Paris Region. Drone research is conducted by demand of the French internal security police.

"This year's Paris Air Show represents a new milestone in our cooperation with CS. We are very pleased to work with CS in demonstrating a comprehensive and efficient C2 solution for defense customers" says Jari Sankala, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, EB's Wireless Business Segment.

 "We are excited about that new opportunity to work with EB, a reliable CS partner. This global solution for tactical communications that includes IP infrastructures as well as tactical data links will expand our portfolio of C2 solutions. Rapidly deployable and ideally fitted for implementing protection zones this solution will be an asset for helping to secure events or special forces interventions" says CS Chairman Yazid Sabeg.

The demonstration is shown every day at the Paris Air Show on CS's booth located in Statique A6.

Further information:

Jari Sankala
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
EB's Wireless Business Segment
Tel. +358 40 344 3507

Frédérique Vigezzi
CS press department
+33 (0) 1 43 59 29 84 / +33 (0) 6 10 82 64 30

Barbara Goarant
CS Marketing & PR manager
+ 33 (0) 1 41 28 46 94

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Elektrobit Corporation (EB)
EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales in 2014 totaled EUR 224.1 million and operating profit was EUR 16.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

About EB Tactical Wireless IP Network:
The EB Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) is a wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use. With the system MANET (mobile ad hoc network), link, and connection networks can be formed into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. It is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures. The core of the system is a software defined radio based tactical router, which is versatile, easily adaptable to different needs and can be easily updated with software for future needs. With the tactical router users can freely form both wired and wireless broadband data transfer connections. The system comprises also three radio heads, and each radio head covers its own frequency band area and can be used for flexible formation of different network topologies for different communication needs. All the products of the system are designed for harsh conditions, and thanks to the system's automated functions the implementation of the system can be done quickly.

About CS:
CS is a leading player in the design, integration and operation of mission-critical systems. As a designer and integrator of security solutions, CS is now the only French company to have a complete range of high security products entirely designed and developed in France. Encryption products and very high security equipment for networks (Monolith), web services (Trusty) for authentication, certification, e-signature and probative-value storage, and an SIEM (PRELUDE) make up an innovative suite of solutions that is compliant with the highest international standards. CS is listed on Euronext Paris Compartiment C (Shares: Euroclear 7896 / ISIN FR 0007317813). For further information: