Ethernet Will Help Make Tactical Vehicles “SMART”

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New Military Tactical Vehicles Will Rely on Ethernet Backbones for both Vehicle and Soldier Survivability

We recently wrote about Future Soldier applications for Ethernet backbones for advanced weapon and communication systems that will enhance soldiers’ survival and effectiveness by augmenting command and control (C&C), lethality, mobility, and sustainability. But Ethernet backbones will have a much bigger job. For next-generation giants like armored vehicles and trucks, Ethernet will be a key technology of the network that will not only enhance the survivability of the soldiers, but enhance the survivability of the these vehicles that will be used for infantry combat, command, reconnaissance, and armored utility applications.

One such program is the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV), a new support vehicle program being developed by the US forces, specifically the US Army, USSOCOM, and the Marine Corps to replace the rapidly aging and outmoded high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV), the design of which is over 25 years old. The JLTVs specific requirements are that it would be: more mechanically reliable, maintainable (with onboard diagnostics), all-terrain mobile, and equipped to link into current and future tactical data nets.

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5 benefits of E-band wireless bridges

Siklu is leading the way in innovative, cost efficient high-speed wireless network roll-outs

As user demand for mobile data services increases exponentially, TDM-based microwave systems are becoming inefficient for transporting packet-based traffic. Network operators and telecommunications providers are looking to migrate to native packet wireless bridges that offer superior bursty traffic support and significantly better bandwidth efficiency. Operators are constantly grappling with the need for more and more bandwidth and are turning to new frequency spectrum to lower their wireless backhaul costs.

A point to point-point topology wirelessly connects two locations together allowing them to share the same network resources. These point-to-point networks are used in wireless internet service providers (WISP), large corporate campuses, distribution facilities, school districts, and public safety applications. Here are 5 reasons why E band wireless bridges are being embraced by leading-edge operators across the globe to help future-proof their high-speed networks without the need for metro fiber cabling.

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What the Boston Bombing taught us about the future of video surveillance

Thousands of video sources will require sophisticated video management software to weed through the data.

If we have learned anything from national tragedies over the last several years, we learned that Americans will pitch in anything they can to help, with whatever is needed.  With last week’s Boston Marathon bombing, the authorities needed help from citizens, once again.  They needed videos—from anyone—to track down the suspects and their movements before the bombing.  What started as the average spectator filming for posterity turned in to thousands of videos to cull through to track down the nation’s “most wanted”. Law enforcement officials incurred terabytes of photos and videos related to the Boston Marathon bombing. The sleuthing that eventually identified the two suspects, likely depended on some newer technology that helps human analysts with the time-consuming job of looking through all that camera footage. Without computer help, it would take a person years to watch all the footage end to end.

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What is a wireless bridge anyway?

An easy to understand illustrated guide to the basic principles of wireless bridging and what you need to get up and running.  Find out what your buddies mean when they say they are saving money or sharing internet access by using point to point or point to multipoint wireless bridging between two or more locations. Its easy, just take a look!

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