IDEX 2017

Ear to the ground – and at sea [IDEX17D1]

18 February 2017

Leading battlespace communications solutions firm Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) of the UK is showcasing its next-generation high-bandwidth Phase 5 Mesh (P5) technology on Stand 05-C09, writes Sam J Basch.

DTC argues that the ability to project a significant bi-directional communications capability into areas unreachable by existing technologies can play a pivotal role in surveillance operations. P5 Mesh software is designed for installation on both dedicated radio platforms and the multi-capable software defined radio (SDR). The P5 is particularly suitable for applications where higher data rates are necessary, such as surveillance infrastructures, broadcast, and downlinks. DTC’s self-healing P5 Mesh products provide non-line-of- sight (NLOS) connectivity for consistent, seamless and secure data and video transfer.

For maritime operations, the company has launched Maritime Mesh, a high-capacity wireless IP mesh solution to enhance communications between vessels at sea. It offers excellent NLOS properties for seamless, highly secure exchange of data, the ability to stream live HD video and audio, and beyond-line- of-site (BLOS) with the use of autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Maritime Mesh is compact, robust and unobtrusive in size and can be easily fixed to external structures, or can be man-portable.

DTC is also showing the new SOLO8 MicroVue HD, a third-generation briefcase receiver with a built-in solid-state recorder and PTZ control, packaged for tactical video surveillance operations.

DTC was previously known as Cobham TCS, which was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in January 2016.

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