Belgian fire brigade to trial Tactilon Agnet solution

Airbus Secure Land Communications has announced it will trial the use of its Tactilon Agnet communication platform on existing public broadband networks in Belgium.

Ghent Fire Brigade will be the first of twelve Belgian fire brigades that will benefit from empowered communication and smart action support on- and off the field by integrating the Tactilon Agnet solution into its open smart device ecosystem.

The Airbus Tactilon Agnet application platform runs on desktops and standard smartphones as well as ruggedised devices to provide what the company described as “a future-proof mobile communication solution for customers with mission and business critical communication needs”. According to Airbus, the solution also harnesses emergency features such as emergency calls as well as location services with real-time user location tracking, which ensures faster response times during emergencies.

Broadband programme manager at Airbus, Pavle Toljaga, said the main focus at the start of this multi-year, multi-service initiative is “to put a state-of-the-art broadband communication and collaboration solution to real world use in the Belgian firefighting scene”.

Sam Gydé, dispatching director at the Ghent Fire Brigade, said: “We imagine a future with an endless ecosystem of communication services and network solutions. We want to seize this momentum of transition and rethink how communication in a broad sense can act as an enabler of our operations.

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