General Dynamics debuts tactical router

Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM

OTTAWA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A compact and modular next-generation tactical router, with high bandwidth applications, has been introduced by General Dynamics Canada.

The Tactical Mobile Router 200 , which can be configured and integrated in a variety of platforms and networks, ensures reliable and secure communications even where wireless network infrastructures don't exist or when nodes are overloaded or off the network, the company said.

"The TMR 200 has been designed from the ground up to enable defense and public safety personnel to quickly establish secure wireless networks and communicate critical situational awareness information through high-quality video and images," said David Ibbetson, general manager of General Dynamics Canada.

"It improves the safety and efficiency of deployed personnel and vehicles wherever they are by ensuring they always have the most relevant information at their fingertips."

A special feature of the system is its "intelligent management," which automatically adapts to network changes and maintains reliable connections by using networking technologies to store and forward vital communications if a connection is broken, the company said.

"This feature provides unprecedented flexibility for defense and public safety personnel who need immediate access to high-quality information over a tactical wireless network, the company said.

"The TMR 200 offers the advanced networking features needed to interconnect with a vehicle's electronic architecture and command, control, communication, computing, and intelligence systems. In addition, it can easily interface with other systems to enable remote control of communication devices in a tactical mobile network."

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