Communications and Integrated Systems
Telephonics Networked Solutions include IP-based products specifically designed for integration into large-scale platform C4ISR systems and use in network centric operating environments. In network centric environments, they provide a gateway at the network edge to significantly enhance the warfighters' situational awareness. In addition, the networked solutions product base includes an advanced wireless intercom system. Telephonics' Networked Solutions are advancing at a significant rate through Research and Development with an expanding range of product configurations that will broaden their usability and the range of applications to which they can be applied.
NetCom is an integrated technology that applies commercial networking standards and protocols to military platform communications requirements. Central to its design is the use of IP-based communications within a NetCom system and with external equipment and subsystems.
Netcom employs a highly integrated architecture to produce solutions that are characterized by reduced size, weight and power (SWAP) footprints and lower acquisition costs. NetCom solutions are scalable, functionally flexible and can be readily integrated with platform systems to eliminate functional stovepipes. NetCom's modular architecture also supports systems with multiple enclaves allowing partitioning of clear and secure audio for Information Assurance (IA).
While current NetCom products were designed for ground vehicles, they have been used on watercraft and aircraft, proving their versatility. NetCom's ongoing development means moving its Ip-based architecture and advanced capabilities into new products specifically designed to support new requirements, including airborne communications management. In addition, NetCom technology supports a partitionable system architecture allowing its use in applications requiring Information Assurance (IA).
TruLink is a true wireless intercom system that provides a seamless, untethered extension to the NetCom platform intercom system. For the warfighter, TruLink provides freedom of movement and flexibility that supports critical missions such as medical evacuation, search and rescue, special operations, dismounted patrol, and platform maintenance and resupply. This is accomplished by providing wireless access to platform intercoms and onboard radios for long-range communications. TruLink has been fully integrated and tested with NetCom making it a rapidly deployable off-the-shelf solution.