Swedish Public Safety Network protected against eavesdropping
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, Malmö and Gothenburg.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Michael Bertilsson, President Sectra Communications AB, tel +46 (0)708-23 52 25
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President Sectra AB, +46 (0)13-23 52 09
About Sectra's secure communication systems
Sectra develops and sells products for secure voice and data communications. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in Europe with strict demands on communications security. Sectra has strong core expertise in encryption and is one of the world's leading companies in the design and development of secure communications systems. Sectra Tiger is used by customers in more than half of all EU member states.
About the Sectra Group
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linköping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in twelve countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2008/2009 fiscal year totaled SEK 863 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit http://www.sectra.com