SELEX Elsag, SVGC team on IM capabilities
Selex Elsag has announced that it has teamed with SVGC of the UK on Information Management (IM) capabilities to provide a network and bearer agnostic solution that prioritises information, vastly reduces bandwidth requirements/transfer times and assures high-quality data transfer. This has been achieved by integrating Selex Elsag’s in-service Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) with SVCG Information Management Unit (IMU) tools.
Selex Elsag said that offering a ‘proven, complimentary and innovative’ capability will allow them to offer a ‘value for money, off-the-shelf, future-proof, all-encompassing joint IM capability’, which has become a critical component of creating a Joint Operational Picture (JOP) for defence users.
The company said that ‘operational focus is increasingly on the use of networks to provide the right information to the right person at the right time. Network connectivity remains problematic for forward deployed military forces, particularly when they must limit communications to preserve operational security and maintain stealth.’
The Selex Elsag I2D software application is a bearer-agnostic data dissemination and management tool. It minimises bandwidth usage and ‘ensures that high fidelity data is intelligently and efficiently managed. I2D addresses the issues associated with accuracy, speed, latency, performance and the management of data transfer. Innovative bandwidth reduction technologies enable I2D to rapidly transfer high fidelity data.’
The SVGC IMU implements IM techniques to provide prioritisation, filtering, gist (summary) and reachback services. It employs ‘software-driven, rules-based processing and prioritisation techniques. Prioritisation algorithms force higher priority information to the head of the queue. Operational commanders can activate alternative rule policies, or change individual rules as circumstances change, through direct and immediate interaction with the intuitive user interface.’
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