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TCS Intros SwiftLink DVM-45 Deployable Satellite Terminal, Includes VoIP

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October 20, 2008

TCS Intros SwiftLink DVM-45 Deployable Satellite Terminal, Includes VoIP

By Arun Satapathy, TMCnet Contributor

TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), Inc., an Anapolis, Maryland-based company that provides engineering, management, and professional services to the public sector, reportedly has launched its so-called “SwiftLink DVM-45” portable communications X-Band terminal.

TCS officials say that the SwiftLink is of the smallest terminals of its kind. It will be deployed to support access to classified channels for voice, video, and data transfer, company officials say.
According to Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS, the DVM-45 – pictured below – provides higher data throughputs in the company’s smallest physical packaging to date.
“We are excited about this addition to our SwiftLink family,” Bristol said. “With this offering, SwiftLink DVM-45 adds an extremely compact solution to TCS’ portfolio of secure, interoperable communication solutions for our deployed war fighters.”
The device’s sub-0.5 meter X-band Ultra Small Aperture Terminal provides deployed communications teams with the satellite services – a feature that’s designed to address the current scarcity of available Global Area Network, Broadband Global Area Network, and INMARSAT bandwidth. The lightweight SwiftLink DVM-45, with its 18-inch antenna, is easy to store, transport and can even be carried onto an airplane. Also, it is easy to assemble, requiring a set-up time of less than 10 minutes.
Along with the mini J-MET, another TCS product, the DVM-45 offers secure, encrypted communications, durability, quick and easy setup and compact size. SwiftLink serves teams requiring immediate access to NIPR, SIPR or JWICS communication capabilities over IP in a remote environment, satisfying their IP telephony, video and data needs.
The SwiftLink DVM-45 provides service up to and including greater than one megabit per second data volume, full duplex. It also avails Ethernet interface for interconnection to baseband equipment.   
Other features include: micro gear controls for elevation adjustment; lightweight Carbon Graphite six section snap-in reflector; graphic user interface to modem and spectrum analyzer; AC & DC capability; and outdoor high temperature all-weather capability.
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Arun Satapathy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arun's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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