Finnish Army begins trials of EB tough VoIP products in an effort to enhance military communications
EB, Elektrobit Corporation, a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that its EB Tough VoIP system has been delivered to the Finnish Army, who will commence an extensive series of field trials on the system during 2010 to evaluate its performance in varying military scenarios.
Since being unveiled as the new era IP voice and data communications solution for the Finnish Air Force at the 2009 International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, EB Tough VoIP will now operate under even more demanding environmental conditions for the Army branch of the Finnish Defence Forces. EB will work with the Finnish Army on various testing phases throughout this year in order to ensure proper usage and meet system requirements. With new components such as broadband data communications, enhanced voice over IP services, and advanced functions designed specifically for ground forces, the system provides significant levels of increased performance and operational capabilities. In addition, it enables the Finnish Defence Forces to take a giant leap forward on the road to adopting a Network Centric Defense model.
EB Tough VoIP can be used as a stand-alone system or the solution units EB Tough VoIP Terminal(TM) and the EB Tough VoIP Network Extender(TM) can be integrated to a customers' existing communications infrastructure. The products can be leveraged in many ways, including:
-- Rugged and secure Voice over IP (VoIP) clients for military
-- Radio over IP (RoIP) clients
-- Tactical data radio environment
-- Demanding environments where limitations in communications can greatly
affect operational capabilities
"EB Tough VoIP was designed to fulfill the communications needs of military units, and we continue to strive towards achieving that goal," said Mikko Viitaniemi, senior manager, Defense Products, Wireless Solutions, EB. "This agreement adds to our already strong relationship with the Finnish Defence Forces, and further showcases EB's ability to offer unique solutions that advance the global communications capabilities of military defense systems worldwide."
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