Software Can Be Tailored to Specific Operational Needs
MASS, a Cohort plc company, has announced the availability of its cloud-based command, control and communications (C3) capability beyond government. The system includes office
functionality, messaging, private secured intranet, video calling and secured software, all hosted on UK government-approved systems.
Organisations ranging from energy companies to humanitarian agencies and election monitors in post-conflict situations can now access a military-grade C2 capability hosted securely in the cloud via the G Cloud 10 portal. MASS has extensive experience in this area, working with secure LAN and
WAN environments. The company has designed a classified network which enables fully encrypted transmission of classified information over the internet, supporting effective C2 of the EU-managed
Operation ATALANTA, both ashore and afloat.
The new service can be deployed in multiple areas anywhere in the world, at any scale, and can be tailored to include specialist customer applications and databases. The software is also adaptable for smaller organisations who may need the service intermittently and can use it on future occasions. Additional functionality can be specified, to include ERP and GIS applications and database hosting, as well as options such as provision of ruggedised end-user computing devices, encryption of data at rest and in transit, global connectivity by satellite, local encrypted private telephony, and connectivity over digital radio, mobile telephony or PMR in deployed locations.
User organisations that could benefit from the MASS cloud-based C2 system include: election monitoring teams; energy prospecting, both offshore and in remote areas; humanitarian and disaster relief teams, including multi-agency teams coordinated by a single authority; and scientific research teams.
“The key features of our military-grade, operationally proven Command and Control solution are now available for the first time beyond government agencies, with the added simplicity of being operated in the cloud. It takes time to set up new IT infrastructure in-house and a deployable
infrastructure is an expensive resource to be underutilised. Our solution gives them rapid capability, agile deployment options, peace of mind during operations from encrypted security, and flexibility over contract length,” explained Training and Operational Support Group Head, Steve Townsend.
“MASS is dedicated to delivering a seamless service and this new offering enables us to support customers turn their data into operational advantage using a revolutionised cloud-based system. We have fused our deployable LAN experience and information management intelligence to support customers worldwide and enable them to continue operations with all of the flexibility, security and availability of a cloud-based service,” added the company’s Managing Director, Chris Stanley.