Atos announces Hoox for mission, its new 4G/LTE communication solution for intervention forces. Hoox for mission is the first 4G solution in the world to ensure a level of security, confidentiality and resilience that meets the demands of response operations (by police and military forces) whilst still retaining the usability of a standard smartphone.
Enriched, secure and robust applications
4G allows security and task forces to share rich data whilst in action in real time, including photos, videos and even geolocations. Hoox for mission strengthens these new interactions that 4G allows, by offering innovative security and resilience functions specific to Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) networks, such as "push-to-talk" (function which enables conversation between one or several callers simultaneously, like a walkie-talkie), “Blue Force Tracking" for the positioning of allies, and the connection of IoT devices (Internet of Things), as well as a security layer and ensuring that a communications channel is always available.
A modular solution for tactical communication
Hoox for mission is a modular solution that is based on three innovative components which are fully secured against physical attacks and interception of communications:
Communication is secured from end to end: with protection against intrusions, encrypted communications (voice, data and location) and secure infrastructure.
"Hoox for mission realizes the expertise that Atos has acquired over many years of working in ultra-secure telephony and in the deployment of vast networks of critical field communication. A European leader in cyber security, Atos uses its expertise in civilian and critical technologies to transform how mission systems are used in defence and homeland security today," says Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security at Atos.
Hoox: secure mobile telephony range
The Hoox range has been supplying international organisations and clients from the defence and private sectors since 2012. Thanks to Atos' expertise in hardware and software security, encryption and authentication, Hoox solutions, in particular its collection of "NATO restricted" solutions, are able to meet the specific requirements of these sectors.
On 28th February 2017, Atos launched Hoox for Business, its secure telephony solution for professionals.