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World Debut for Ultra Secure Smartphone

: Feb 18, 2019 - : 2:27 am

DarkMatter Group, UAE’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, has unveiled KATIM R01, the world’s first ultra-secure smartphone designed to withstand extreme field conditions, at the ongoing IDEX.


Designed, vetted and tested by the company’s engineers in the UAE, Finland and Canada, KATIM R01 is 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.  The company had launched its flagship ultra-secure KATIM smartphone in 2017.


“We combined our expertise in secure communications with everything the mobile market expects in a handset, including a great user experience,” said Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group. “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.”


KATIM R01 has the strength and rigidity delivered by five layers of hardened case, and is designed to meet two military standards for harsh field conditions.  Equally at home on a construction site or an oil field, it can handle being dropped, run over and immersed in water for 30 minutes.


The phone boasts of smart technology like an in-built barometer, temperature and humidity sensors that optimize endurance and durability for vibration, water, dust, altitude and extreme temperatures. It delivers messages sent with GPS coordinates, with a dedicated SOS button and touch screen that is accurate with gloved and wet hand operation.

A range of the-art security features on the phone separate communications and data from the outside world. Alert to attackers trying to physically break into the phone, KATIM R01 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.


The KATIM range includes the KATIM phone, KATIM OS, KATIM Apps, Messenger and Email, and the KATIM Command Centre.

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