Land Platforms

Commtact launches HiveComm SDR datalink

22 October 2019

Israel's Commtact has developed a new software defined radio (SDR) datalink and launched it at the Association of the United States Army 2019 (AUSA 2019) annual conference in Washington in October. The HiveComm system provides full duplex data transmissions in the L, S, and C radio frequency (RF) bands.

Asaf Choshniak, Commtact vice-president, marketing and business development, told Jane's that the new HiveComm datalink family was focused principally on the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) and maritime markets. It includes proprietary HiveNet multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) IP mesh technology to provide a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) capability and offers a claimed throughput of up to 40 Mbit/s.

Choshniak said the system includes a new integrated high-definition (HD) video encoder, Amadeus. This enables low-latency concurrent encoding, decoding, and transmission of multiple HD video streams in a wireless environment. Although Amadeus is integrated into HiveComm, Chosniak noted that it can be offered as a stand-alone capability.

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