March 2013

Cassidian at IWCE

Cassidian at IWCE

TEMECULA, Calif., March 7, 2013 Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, will participate as a premier partner in the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2013 event taking place March 11 – 15 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The company will also make a major announcement on the opening day of the annual expo on Monday, March 11, 2013.

A highlight of the Cassidian Communications booth, #1917, will be the popular “call-to-car” demonstration, which showcases the company’s NG9-1-1 call taking solutions interworking with its LTE devices, clients and applications for the delivery of integrated voice, data and video communications from the initial 9-1-1 call to response in the field.

“The next generation of public safety communications will rely on the seamless integration of systems, applications and devices,” said Francois Begaud, chief operating officer of Cassidian Communications’ Land Mobile Radio/LTE division. “We are committed to working with our customers to increase the integration and management of mission-critical communications through the entire emergency response lifespan, while also offering our customers choice and value.”

The Cassidian Communications booth will also include demonstrations of the VESTA®/Sentinel® 4 NG9-1-1 call taking system, featuring an all-new, highly configurable and vastly intuitive user interface (UI). This all new UI is considered a primary building block within the company’s next generation public safety communications platform.

“The VESTA/Sentinel 4 system enables our customers to take the crucial ‘first step’ on the path toward integrated, geospatial multimedia public safety communications,” said Jeff Wittek, chief strategic officer, Cassidian Communications. “The system also provides our customers invaluable investment protection during this time of rapid technological change.”

In addition, visitors to Cassidian Communications’ booth will see demonstrations of CORP25, the company’s open, standards-compliant LMR system, along with The Communicator!® NXT™ and GeoCast® Web™ emergency notification platforms and the company’s solution for interoperable LTE-P25 voice communications.

Representatives of Cassidian Communications will also lead twelve different workshop sessions during the IWCE Expo, including:

  • MEM and Smart Grid Communications Architectures, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, March 11
  • NG9-1-1 Emergency Calling and Communications in the 21st Century, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM, March 14
  • From LMR to LTE: Pathway to the Future, 8:30 – 9:45 AM, March 15
  • The Next Critical Step for Public Safety Communications, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, March 15

The full list of workshops in which Cassidian Communications will participate is available online at

Attendees of IWCE 2013 who visit Cassidian Communications in booth #1917 can also register to win an iPad® Mini that will be given away by the company immediately following the expo.

“IWCE 2013 is the perfect forum for us to showcase our expanding portfolio of products and services and to make an exciting announcement to mission-critical communicators from around the world,” said Begaud. “The Cassidian Communications team is geared up and ready, and can hardly wait to see so many of you, our valued customers and potential customers, in Las Vegas next week.”

Cassidian Communications serves clients ranging from public safety operations to Federal agencies to Fortune 1000 corporations. The company has more than 40 years of experience deploying mission-critical communications solutions for 9-1-1 call taking and emergency notification, and first-responder digital trunked radio networks like TETRA overseas and P25 in North America.

About Cassidian Communications (

Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies, including NG9-1-1 call-taking systems, emergency notification solutions and services, and P25 land mobile radio networks and LTE. For over four decades, Cassidian Communications has upheld its promise to keep people connected when it matters most, consistently designing solutions with an open mind and creating smarter, more effective ways to ensure communities are safe. For Cassidian Communications, CRITICAL MATTERS™. The company is headquartered in Temecula, Calif., with facilities located in Richardson, Texas, Franklin, Tenn. and Gatineau, Quebec.

About EADS North America (

EADS North America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than $13 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.