Never is communication more important and life-saving than in combat. Communications failures can make the difference between life and death for an entire squad. To act against this drawback, a defense company is focusing on advancing communications technology in the battlefield.
At DSEI 2013, RUAG Defence, a Switzerland-based authority in tactical communications for armies and special forces, demonstrated a new setup that will enhance battlefield communications on mobile devices. Included in this demonstration was the Tactical openAccess Node, Tactical LAN Switch, and Tactical Power Supply Unit, which gives military and security operations the ability to enter secure channels through mobile devices.
Walkie talkies can only do so much. When soldiers need long-distance communications capabilities, they need more than simple transceivers. They need a network infrastructure that is powerful enough to deliver messages across vast distances, sometimes covering hundreds of miles. On missions that last several days, phone batteries just can't cut it; they die out within two or three days. The RUAG TPS comes handy, as soldiers can use plug in a communications interface and keep in contact for extended periods of time in areas that have no power.
Then again, a phone is nothing without a network to communicate in. RUAG's Tactical Telephony Services (TTEL) allows soldiers on the field to establish and build decentralized distributed telephony systems that support subnet mobility. Users within the network will have static numbers that they can be contacted through. TTEL additionally provides cross-compatibility with legacy networks such as Eurocom, analogue radio, or digital telephone networks and bridges them with SIP and VoIP networks.
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Edited by Ryan Sartor