Sectra launches Tiger secure GSM phone for non-military users
Debut at the world's largest telecom fair, October 10-17 in Geneva:
At Telecom '99 in Geneva, October 10-17, the Swedish IT company Sectra will
launch a secure GSM phone for non-military users. The Tiger telephone is aimed
at management staff of international companies and organizations and
government agencies such as the police and customs services.
"Companies and government agencies who handle confidential information need
secure communication," says Per Unell, vice president of Sectra
Communications. "Sectra Tiger offers a simple solution to this problem. We
have received many inquiries for a civilian model of the Sectra Tiger and see
a substantial market for it."
Sectra Tiger is the first GSM telephone in the world to meet the market's most
stringent requirements for secure communication. The phone was originally
developed for military use, and Swedish Defense has purchased 600 phones to
date. Last week, Sectra received its first international order from Norway.
"For the Norwegian order, we will adapt Tiger specifically for the Norwegian
armed forces and for regulations applicable within NATO. Following that
development and customization project, which will take 18 months, the
Norwegian armed forces have an option to order units for series volumes,"
Sectra Tiger guarantees secure communication for the entire connection- from
transmitter to receiver- in voice and data transfer as well as SMS text
services. This is possible from the office, home, or car. The phone works on
existing GSM networks and can be used regardless of operator or intermediate
carrier network. Sectra Tiger integrates advanced cryptography with GSM
technology, making it user-friendly. The telephone is the same size as today's
cellular phones and is just as flexible, functional, and easy-to-use.
The international civilian version of Sectra Tiger will be sold directly to
customers and is expected to ship in spring 2000.
For further information, please contact:
Sectra Communications AB, Per Unell, vice president, +46 13 235-249,
Welcome to our web site http://www.sectra.se, which has a photo of the Sectra
Visit us at Telecom '99 in Geneva, at booth number 1131.050, Hall 1.
Sectra in brief
Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully developed and sold sophisticated
IT and telecommunications products. Today, the business includes products for
medical imaging systems, secure communication systems, and digital radio
systems. Operations in secure communication are conducted by the wholly owned
subsidiary Sectra Communications AB.
Sectra AB is located in the Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden, and
grew out of research at the Linköping Institute of Technology. Business is
conducted in five countries, and employees number 140. Annual sales are
roughly SEK 183 million. Sectra has been listed on the O list of the OM
Stockholm Stock Exchange since March 1999.