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TeleCommunication Systems Receives $2.4 Million Additional Funding from U.S. Army

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June 24, 2011

TeleCommunication Systems Receives $2.4 Million Additional Funding from U.S. Army

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), a provider of secure mobile communication technology, announced that it has been awarded additional incremental funding of $2.4 million to provide the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with field services support for its Wireless Point-To-Point Link-Delta Solutions (WPPL-D).

These procurements are managed by the U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP). The U.S. Army has a $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle to manage these projects.

Offering point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video, and data communications, the TCS WPPL-D system enables the USMC to close the gap on the last digital mile. The system has the capability to push data services to the network edge using a low-cost alternative to expensive beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications.

“The USMC understands the importance of providing dependable wireless deployable communications solutions to support its soldiers tasked with working in the most demanding conditions of current military operational theaters,” said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions at TCS, in a statement.

“As our troops deal with extreme geographies while constantly on the move, they appreciate that the TCS WPPL-D system is easy to install and operate and provides reliable connectivity. This additional funding demonstrates the successful ongoing relationship between TCS and the USMC,” Bristol added.

Recently, TeleCommunication Systems announced the public safety industry's first collaborative agreement to provide comprehensive end-to-end ESInet solutions based on the NENA i3 Standard.

The NENA i3 Standard, formally approved by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) on June 16, provides key technical guidelines for the implementation of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems referred to as the Emergency Services IP Network or ESInet.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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