TCS funded for Marine Corps system

Sept. 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Work by TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with wireless point-to-point link systems has received $19.2 million in funding.

TCS said the funding came from the U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal Program as part of the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

"The USMC is employing a variety of innovative communications solutions in order to achieve their goals," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions at TCS. "TCS' secure, proven and cost-effective WPPL solution helps them maintain this reputation for innovation and continue their important mission."

TCS said its WPPL system provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video, and data communications.

"WPPL enables the USMC to close the gap on the 'last digital mile,' pushing data services to the network edge using a low-cost alternative to more expensive beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications."

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