Swedish Public Safety Network protected against eavesdropping

Linkoping, Sweden, September 21, 2009 --[ASDWire]-- FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, has placed an order for TETRA crypto from Sectra. The crypto solution will be used to protect calls from eavesdropping in Rakel, the Swedish Public Safety Network. Rakel is a new nationwide radio system used by public safety agencies such as the police, rescue services, customs, Coast Guard and the Defense Forces. The TETRA crypto has been developed by Sectra in cooperation with Swedish authorities and will start being used in conjunction with Sweden's current EU Presidency. "Several authorities, such as the police, customs and Coast Guard, require reinforced protection against eavesdropping. The crypto we offer to Rakel users is easy to use and promotes secure and efficient cooperation within and between the various public safety agencies," says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications. Sectra's TETRA crypto protects calls from eavesdropping regardless of the terminal supplier. The crypto feature is integrated in a card similar to the SIM cards used in mobile phones and is inserted into terminals already used in Rakel. The TETRA crypto provides users with the freedom to choose a terminal based on their own specific needs while safeguarding the ability to communicate securely with all other users. Rakel - radio communication for efficient command and control Rakel is based on the international TETRA standard used to secure radio connections within and between critical public safety functions. Rakel is being built out in Sweden through 2010 and is being used by government authorities, county councils, municipalities and commercial parties involved in public safety, security and health as well as the Defense Forces. Rakel is being built out in seven stages and the system is currently operative in Stockholm, Malmo and Gothenburg.

Source: Sectra AB
Date: Sep 21, 2009