Airbus presents a refined virtual reality application for public safety users

The real-time virtual reality technology will be showcased at the Critical Communications World 2018 (CCW) in Berlin
Airbus has developed a  real-time virtual reality technology for communications for emergency services.
Airbus has developed a real-time virtual reality technology for communications for emergency services.

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Airbus will demonstrate a new pilot version of its real-time virtual reality technology at the Critical Communications World 2018 (CCW) in Berlin. The solution is designed to help firefighters and police officers to carry out complex tasks from remote places through a secure communications infrastructure.

In the future, virtual reality will help firefighters or police officers to enhance their missions and enlarge their range of actions.

“We have integrated the latest developments and this enhances the handling of Virtual Reality applications for users,” says Rahim Zaknoun, Head of Innovation & Developer Ecosystem at Secure Land Communication of Airbus. “With our experience of public safety communication situations, we are in a position to put together the best tools and platforms to make remote operations possible.”

During the exhibition CCW, Airbus will simulate a scenario: a firefighter will wear a 360 degree camera in a metro station. From a command centre, an officer will virtually step into the situation. This Airbus solution, supporting this state-of-the-art technology, is based on the so-called Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator (SMVNO) infrastructure. The basic idea of Secure MVNO is to provide secure and reliable broadband capacities, from network operators, to public safety agencies (police, paramedics, fire brigades). In addition, SMVNO and Virtual Reality features can be combined with other narrow- and broadband components of the Airbus Tactilon Suite portfolio.

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