Elbit Systems Unveils a Secure Ruggedized Handset

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Elbit Systems and Sonim Technologies have introduced a new ruggedized and secure “Push-to-Talk (PTT) over cellular communicator” called SPoC.  The system is based on Sonim’s “SnapTT” secure GSM phone, designed to provide military personnel, field agents and first responders with reliable and secure communications at all times. The new device was unveiled at the recent Milipol 2009 homeland security exhibition in Paris.

SPoC is rapidly deployable, independent of the service provider and utilizes existing infrastructure wherever possible. It fully exploits PTT’s ability to broadcast messages and alerts to large groups. Elbit Systems’ SPoC solution comprises an encryption gateway and security management console used in conjunction with a ruggedized MIL-Spec handset. The SnappTT is equipped with a high-performance voice security solution ensuring minimal voice latency; data encryption and authentication technology ensure a secure path for GPS coordinates and data files.