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Tecore Networks, a supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure, announced the evolution of its Military Secured Rapid Deployment System (MilSec-RDS), a multi-technology voice and data communications platform built for use by the armed forces. MilSec-RDS now includes:
• the option of the Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC), a system to control wireless communications by selectively permitting or denying access on a per-device basis
• a 3G Radio Network Controller (RNC) integrated into the core, further streamlining the system
• the capability to upgrade to the 4G standard of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), ensuring that tactical communications systems are prepared for next-generation devices which will be available globally.
MilSec-RDS is a complete, transportable network fully compliant with major wireless standards such as GSM, CDMA and UMTS, fortified with features to satisfy military requirements. Although networks and devices based on the next generation of wireless technology - known as 4G LTE - are not expected to be widely available until 2011, Tecore recognizes the need for the armed forces to be prepared in advance, and has augmented MilSec-RDS with the capability to be upgraded to LTE.
The system enables Type 1-4 encrypted calls, as well as Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP), which extends the prioritization capabilities of a government private network to the wireless segment. With the optional addition of iNAC, the system operator can control wireless communications in the surrounding area, whether on commercial or private networks. Devices in the area are forced to register with the MilSec-RDS, and can be permitted or denied to complete voice, text or data communications. Unwanted and potentially dangerous devices are barred from service without impact to authorized, mission-critical ones.
MilSec-RDS is a complete, multi-technology all-IP network including core, radio access and backhaul, which has passed the requirements of the Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise (DICE). The baseline system supports standalone and centralized operations, and multiple units can mesh together in the field to dynamically form a multi-site secured communications infrastructure.
"Our armed forces face continually evolving threats around the globe, and need communications technology which is also capable of evolving," said Bruce Portell, Chief Operating Officer, Tecore Networks. "Tecore's 18-year history of innovation in the major wireless technologies, coupled with our track record of serving government clients, ensures that our troops have state-of-the-art means of communicating in the most challenging situations."
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