Bittium exhibits products and solutions for tactical communications
At Indo Defence 2016, Bittium is exhibiting the software defined radio (SDR) based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) systems, Bittium Tactical LTE Access Point solution (Long-Term Evolution, 4G), Bittium Tough VoIP product family (Voice over Internet Protocol), and Bittium Tough Mobile secure LTE smartphone.
These products and solutions are based on the latest software and device technologies and enable comprehensive broadband data transfer and IP calls across the battlefield. Bittium demonstrates the field applicability of these data transfer and communication solutions, which are essential in the battlefield.
Bittium TAC WIN is a high-performance wireless network solution enabling quick and flexible construction of link, point-to-multipoint and MANET (Mobile Ad Hoc Network) connections. The system offers broadband IP data transfer for mobile troops in all parts of the battlefield, and also provides superior connectivity to existing wired and wireless IP infrastructures and legacy systems.
Bittium Tactical LTE Access Point is a solution providing LTE access to the Bittium TAC WIN network. With the solution different troops can benefit from cost-efficient and high-speed multimedia data and VoIP services by using commercial smartphones as well as special terminals intended for authority use.
Bittium Tough VoIP product family’s products enable tactical IP calls and broadband data transfer even in demanding conditions. Products are also easily integrated to existing IP infrastructure. The latest addition to the Tough VoIP product family is Bittium Tough VoIP Service software product, which can be used to connect both fixed data network users and wireless tactical data network users to the same voice service network.
Bittium Tough Mobile is a secure and strong Android-based LTE smartphone combining the latest information security and commercial device technologies. Bittium Tough Mobile incorporates a hardware-based security platform implemented with special components, which enables the integration of both customers’ own and third party software security solutions. This dedicated hardware is essential for building layered mobile security solutions. In addition Bittium Tough Mobile’s features include for example a programmable Push-to-Talk button (PTT), glove-usable 5in full HD display, IP67 level water and dust protection and MIL-STD-810G level shock resistance.
Bittium has furthermore recently received a purchase order for a tactical communications system based on the Bittium TAC WIN system and also includes products from the Bittium Tough VoIP product family, including the Tough VoIP Service software product, and related integration work to be delivered to the Estonian Defence Forces. The TAC WIN system will be used to modernise the IP data transfer, develop the performance of the tactical data network, and diversify the wireless and wired connectivity of the system entity used by the Estonian Land Forces. Bittium Tough VoIP product family’s products will be used to upgrade the Land Forces’ IP voice service, and together with Bittium TAC WIN system, Bittium Tough VoIP Service software forms a solution that seamlessly integrates the tactical network and its voice services for leading the troops even in the most demanding situations. In addition to the system delivery, Bittium will also do integration work that will enable Bittium’s system, the systems already used by the Estonian Land Forces, and equipment to be acquired from third parties to be seamlessly incorporated to the same system entity. Product deliveries specified in the purchase order will commence at the end of this year.