01:15 PM | 17 Feb 2019
01:15 PM | 17 Feb 2019
Abu Dhabi – 17 February 2019
DarkMatter Group, the region’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, today unveiled KATIM® R01 the world’s first ultra secure smartphone designed to withstand extreme field conditions.
Designed, vetted and tested by DarkMatter’s engineers in the UAE, Finland and Canada, KATIM® R01 combines premium looks with powerful technology, wrapped in a unique rugged design. It’s the latest in the Company’s end-to-end secure communications solutions ranging from devices to back end services, and a full secure suite of applications based on custom and quantum-resistance cryptographic protocols.
“We combined our expertise in secure communications with everything the mobile market expects in a handset, including a great user experience. Then we challenged the brightest minds in the industry to create a rugged design to withstand extreme field conditions experienced by defence, emergency services, and the construction, mining, transport, energy, oil and gas industries,” said Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group.
KATIM® R01 is tough. It has the strength and rigidity delivered by five layers of hardened case, designed to meet two military standards for harsh field conditions. Equally at home on a construction site or an oil field, KATIM® R01 can handle being dropped, run over and immersed in water for 30 minutes.
Smart technology like the in-built barometer, temperature and humidity sensors optimize endurance and durability for vibration, water, dust, altitude and extreme temperatures. Faced with an emergency situation when fast decision-making is critical, KATIM® R01 delivers messages sent with GPS coordinates, with a dedicated SOS button and touch screen that is accurate with gloved and wet hand operation.
KATIM® R01 has serious security. A range of state-of-the-art security features separate communications and data from the outside world. Alert to attackers trying to physically break into the phone, it uses advanced active physical and real-time monitoring to instantly detect intrusions and wipes the phone to protect the user’s data. For highly confidential discussions, SHIELD MODE™ securely cuts off microphones and cameras while still powered on and online.
In 2017, DarkMatter launched its flagship ultra secure KATIM® smartphone. Today, it takes another leap forward with KATIM® R01. In a world where mobile device exploitation poses significant threats to nations and businesses1, KATIM® R01 is a secure end-to-end hardened phone running secure apps for chat, voice and video. It’s peace of mind.
“We believe in a world where smart and safe mobile security secures nations and businesses. We’re a young company in a vibrant part of the world with the energy and a big ambition to innovate and push the boundaries. KATIM® R01 delivers unbreakable security and the same great user experience, no matter where you are. In a world that never stops, it’s tough, it’s rugged and it’s ready for anything,” Sabbagh added.
The KATIM® range includes the KATIM® phone, KATIM® OS, KATIM® Apps: Messenger and Email, and the KATIM® Command Centre.
1.DarkMatter’s Cyber Security Report 2018 found that mobile device exploitation was among the top nine threat vectors that were successfully used to elude a targeted organisation’s cyber defences.
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