Wave Relay MANET Will be Preferred Solution for Roboteam UGVs
Roboteam Defense, developer of UGVs, has entered into a five-year deal with Persistent Systems, under which it joins the New York company’s Wave Relay Ecosystem and designates it as the preferred supplier of mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) solutions. The Wave Relay Ecosystem is an alliance of sensor and unmanned system companies using Persistent’s Wave Relay MANET as their default network.
“We are happy to see Roboteam formally join the Wave Relay Ecosystem,” said Nick Naioti, SVP of Business Development for Persistent. “Our companies have been working together for over a decade, delivering thousands of UGVs to both US and international customers. Now, as part of the Ecosystem alliance, Roboteam will be positioning its platforms as part of the future networked battlefield.”
As Persistent’s longest-standing UGV customer, Roboteam had previously integrated the heritage MPU3 and MPU4 radios into its systems. The company will now be integrating the current-generation MPU5 MANET radio into its ROOK and PROBOT V2 platforms, and the SWaP-optimised Embedded Module into the MTGR, TIGR and ROCU-7 controller.
Roboteam will also supply Persistent with UGV C2 software, to be loaded as Android-based apps on the MPU5 and controlled by the Rugged Display Controller (RDC). All this enables Roboteam to empower hyper-enabled combat troops with access to voice, video, and sensor data for greater situational awareness. The upgrade also ensures more robust communication with Roboteam’s all-terrain UGVs—wherever they go. “The Wave Relay MANET operates effectively in caves, tunnels, subterranean complexes, and any other operational environment that requires an extremely reliable datalink,” stated Uzzi Rozen, CEO of Roboteam.