Flexible, Scalable and Highly Survivable
EID successfully launched the ICC-401 intercom family at DSEI in London earlier this month, the Portuguese military communications announced on 26 September.
ICC-401 is a cost effective, high-range, radio-agnostic solution, featuring ring topology for higher performance and survivability and dynamic noise reduction (DNR) to improve audio intelligibility and user comfort. The flexible, scalable system was designed for compliance with NATO’s Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA) standard STANAG 4754.
EID is highly experienced in the development and supply of intercom systems for land vehicles, fast patrol boats and shelters, which are in use by armed forces around the world – quite often operating in very harsh environments. The new ICC-401 enables an integrated end-to-end information and communication network, allowing shared situational awareness between a vehicle’s crew as well as with external troops via radio equipment, providing voice and data communications.
The highly flexible system offers full compatibility with both legacy and new radio systems from all major suppliers – including new-generation software-defined radios (SDR) and is a suitable solution for new vehicle platforms and refits alike. It also offers comprehensive redundancy – ensuring high survivability if part of the ring is compromised.
As standard across the ICC range, the system accommodates several types of system nodes or terminals, allowing an optimised configuration for each type of vehicle. Headsets with active noise reduction as well as wireless headsets are available, enabling the user to operate effectively in the most demanding of operational environments.
The introduction of the ICC-401 system follows award of the Army Tested and Combat Proven qualification notifications, issued by the Portuguese Army for the ICC-251 and ICC-201 Intercom systems. EID currently has more than 4,200 intercom systems in services with armies across the world.
“Flexibility and cost-effectiveness are core benefits of all of our systems and the latest model offers compatibility with any type of radio – whether existing legacy equipment or the most advanced new radios available on the market. The new system is ITAR-free and compliant with the latest NATO guidelines, giving us the potential to expand our customer base further,” commented the company’s Managing Director, António Marcos Lopes.