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Military Bound: EB Tough VoIP Solution

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October 07, 2010

Military Bound: EB Tough VoIP Solution

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Elektrobit Corporation (EB), leading provider of automotive and wireless solutions, added a new product that complements the existing suite of Tough VoIP product. The newly introduced Tough VoIP Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector is a network-agnostic solution, in which military communications equipment can be provided with PoE-supported data interfaces.

As a robust, highly-reliable, ruggedized IP-based communications system, PoE serves as the revolutionary new approach to power communication equipment for military use and can also to provide secure Internet data connections. The unique solution designed specifically for military purposes show instant support for most communication equipments. Military personnel can gain added flexibility by integrating data and power supply over a single Ethernet by leveraging the advanced capabilities of the Tough VoIP PoE Injector. Since there is no need to make any hardware changes in the current communication infrastructure, significant cost savings are ensured.

In a press release, Mikko Viitaniemi, senior manager of Defense Products at EB Wireless Solutions, said, “We've seen similar Power over Ethernet accessories used in traditional commercial markets, yet recognized the need to bring this type of solution to the niche military communications space. Our goal was to improve the interoperability of different equipment and platforms in tactical communications environments by developing and extending the Tough VoIP product portfolio. We believe today's introduction of the rugged and durable Tough VoIP PoE Injector meets this objective.”

Viitaniemi added, military applications and communications equipment are dependent on robust, power-intensive devices, which make the Tough VoIP PoE Injector more critical in tactical use. The deployed Tough VoIP PoE Injector can help gain enhanced military communications with the delivery of broadband data connectivity to the field, vehicles and on-the-ground command posts.

The EB Tough VoIP PoE Injector has the capability to utilize available vehicular power supplies and hence can contribute to significant use in military field environment. By combining vehicular power supplies in the voltage range of 10-30V DC with regular Ethernet data, the PoE Injector not only empowers the system but also delivers PoE-supported Ethernet connection for user devices which can be either be EB Tough VoIP products or third party equipment.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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