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Ultra Electronics, TCS Demonstrates 115 km Dual 400 Mbps Link During Competitive Field Trial


November 5, 2014 - Montreal, Canada — Ultra Electronics, TCS demonstrated the high speed capabilities of the Ultra ORION radio during a competitive field trial in Asia. 

TCS once again proved the versatility of the ORION radio by simultaneously establishing a dual channel, transmitting at a full duplex rate of 400 Mbps in a repeater link configuration between headquarters and a deployed command post over 115 km away. This dual point-to-point repeater link provided by a single ORION radio supported voice, command and control messages, multiple live video feeds and network management data. The system also sustained video communications with an on-the-move command vehicle. 

Paul Zweers, Vice-President, Ultra Electronics TCS, commented “We are proud to have proven the high-speed capabilities of the ORION during the field trial, which was performed under harsh weather conditions during monsoon season. Even under difficult conditions, the ORION X500 platform delivered unrivalled performance, flexibility and reliability.”

The Ultra ORION family of software-defined radio solutions is designed to enable robust high-capacity communications with over 50 different tactical modes including interoperability with thousands of previously fielded HCLOS radios around the world. The ORION X500-G tri-channel radio provides high-capacity communications (up to 1 Gbps), operates simultaneously in multiple bands (NATO full band 3/3+/4 and ISM 2.4/5.8GHz) and offers a large portfolio of waveforms. It can fulfill multiple roles such as backhaul repeater, range extension node, aggregation/distribution point, WLAN and remote station for point-to-multipoint access at the edge.

About Ultra Electronics, TCS
Part of the Ultra Electronics Group, TCS provides advanced and vertically integrated C4ISR and EW systems for ground, airborne and naval applications around the globe. Ultra Electronics, TCS is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with facilities in Ottawa and the United States. Its products and services play a major role in the C4ISR and EW ecosystems for defence, security and public safety applications. Ultra Electronics, TCS supplies high-capacity communications, IP networking, C2 support, ISR network convergence, electronic & signal intelligence and electronic counter measure solutions.

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