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Ultra Electronics, TCS launches UltraMove

1st June 2011 - 13:51 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Ultra Electronics, TCS today announced the launch of UltraMove, a revolutionary system solution that delivers on-the-move IP services, including voice, data and video, in a portable transit case. Designed to be deployed virtually anywhere, the system is particularly useful at the outskirts of military networks, or in disaster areas by providing wireless access with 400 mbps shared aggregate bandwidth to support multiple simultaneous users and applications. UltraMove provides dual benefit by offering Wi-Fi and WiMAX hotspots for units in the field, while maintaining the ability to tie back into the core network through an integrated High-Capacity Line-of-Site (HCLOS) wireless point-to-point radio.

Handheld devices and portable computers are already playing a major role in modern tactical communications networks due to their decreasing cost, small footprint, and overall usefulness to receive and upload mission-critical data. Providing military and disaster relief personnel with robust wireless access to serve these devices in remote areas remains a challenge. UltraMove solves this issue by offering a highly flexible, integrated, and ruggedized platform that delivers wireless hotspot capabilities for both mobile end-user devices and standard IT equipment.

Joseph Hickey, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Ultra Electronics, TCS commented: "UltraMove provides the best balance of capability, footprint, portability and cost for the number of different kinds of missions it can support. The system will ultimately enhance soldier and first responder effectiveness by improving their communication within challenging operational environments."

UltraMove includes several components and capabilities:

- An enhanced high-capacity line-of-sight (EHCLOS) point-to-point wireless radio with up to 400 mbps aggregate throughput
- A WiMAX 802.16e wireless base station providing wireless On-The-Move (OTM) Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) voice, data and video services
- Wi-Fi 802.11 mesh capability to support mobile end-user devices
- NSA Suite B security support for applications such as FTP, VoIP and video
- Core networking functions to support application and media servers, distributed Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
- Gateway capability to interface non-IP devices, such as hand-held radios, into the IP network
- A ruggedized transit case

UltraMove has been designed with modularity in mind, allowing users to interchange components in order to fit a particular mission's requirements, and to future-proof the technology.

Source: Ultra Electronics

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