Thuraya Launches Smartphone-Based Command and Control System
[Via Satellite 01-19-2016] Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of Crypttia, a command and control platform developed by Eyeonix. With the platform, smartphone users can use unified Thuraya and cellular networks for mission-critical, crisis management, defense and civil protection operations.
Crypttia is an IP-based, end-to-end, global platform combining both terrestrial and satellite voice technologies to bring push to talk services to smartphone users. The solution offers “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) capability for fast and reliable communications in mission-critical environments.
NATO security-certified, Crypttia guarantees optimal security for both call and data exchange, and is used for high level, top secret military intelligence and counter espionage, according to the company. It is a speechless system: command center executives receive updates and task completion data through a configurable, color-coded status level system. It can send and receive live images, and store and forward videos. When voice or text exchange is required, Push To Talk (PTT) voice and short message service communications for group and private users are always to hand.
The portable version, which is deployable in less than five minutes, according to Thuraya, serves as a fully operational command, control and decision support system. The company claims it requires less than one day to train mobile users; command and control center training is completed in three days, and administrator training takes five days.
With Application Interface (API) or Interface Control Document (ICD), Crypttia can integrate third party networks (TETRA, DMR, UHF); platforms (command centers or surveillance systems); and unmanned platforms (UAVs, UAVs and drones). Crypttia delivers geolocation, tracking, and geofencing. Additional features include near field communication, man down alarm and lone fighter.
“With Crypttia, Thuraya has now added a very powerful turn-key solution to its government and mission critical portfolio. Distributors can increase revenues by adding mission critical data for existing users; and by attracting new government organizations and agencies, who will value the range of services available on Crypttia,” said Bilal Hamoui, Thuraya’s chief commercial officer.