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Las Vegas, NV — The MPU5, powered by Wave Relay® and manufactured by Persistent Systems, LLC, is the recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by TV Technology.
NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.
All nominated products are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition format to more than 100,000 readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio World, Radio magazine, Pro Sound News, and Sound & Video Contractor after the convention.
“The products nominated for the Best of Show program, now in its fourth year, provide an outstanding overview of new technology on the show floor and shine a spotlight on the very best,” said NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.
About the MPU5
The MPU5 is an advanced mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) solution and the world’s first Smart Radio. The MPU5’s powerful 3×3 MIMO technology and 6W of transmit power provide over 100 Mbps of usable throughput in RF-challenged environments, such as in cities and underground. The MPU5’s onboard video encoder allows users to stream real-time, HD video quickly and easily. The MPU5, powered by the Wave Relay® MANET, allows a distributed and decentralized group of fully mobile users to communicate continuously and efficiently without the need for fixed infrastructure. The Wave Relay® MANET also quickly and continuously adapts to fluctuations in terrain, difficult environmental conditions, and network topology to maximize connectivity and communication performance, allowing you to maintain a constant and robust connection back to the studio.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company that develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry-leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting-edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® can transmit and receive data, video, and voice under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.
Please visit https://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay.
Fort Collins, CO – Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), the world’s leading provider of mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) radios, recently opened a new office in Fort Collins, Colorado, to accommodate rapid growth and to leverage the area’s proximity to Persistent’s customers in the Mountain West, including the United States Air Force.
Persistent’s Fort Collins location, which joins corporate headquarters in New York City and a second location in Pinehurst, North Carolina, extends Persistent’s presence westward across the United States and supports Persistent’s growth strategy.
Persistent’s Wave Relay® technology is used for wireless HD video transmission, voice communication, and GPS positioning. Persistent’s newest-generation product, known as the MPU5, is packaged for rugged, mobile environments without the need for towers or infrastructure. Persistent’s products are used on and with drones, dismounted soldiers, agricultural machinery, mining equipment, and TV cameras, among many other applications and industries.
Indeed, Persistent’s Fort Collins office reflects the company’s diverse customer base. Among Persistent’s Fort Collins-based engineers, developers, technology managers and technicians are team members servicing Defense, Commercial, Internet of Thing (IoT), Television and Electronic News Gathering, and First Responder organizations locally and throughout North America.
“Opening a third office was a necessary and exciting step,” said Dr. Herbert Rubens, CEO of Persistent Systems, LLC. “Much like the City of Fort Collins itself, Persistent continues to punch above its weight class. Persistent is a “small business”, but there is nothing small about our capabilities. We have talented team members around the country, and we solve big, complex problems for large and demanding customers who rely on us to understand and address their networking needs.”
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Persistent’s suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.
For more information visit https://www.persistentsystems.com.
Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay.
Heidenheim, Germany/York, PA – Voith Digital Solutions, a subsidiary of Voith that delivers world-class products and services in IT, automation, software and sensor technology, today announced a long-term agreement to partner with Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) to offer their radio technology to all of Voith’s industrial environments.
Persistent’s Wave Relay® is the preferred solution for Voith’s MANET (Mobile Ad Hoc Network) needs, connecting the Internet of Things (IoT) with reliable communications in very complex environments. This system significantly increases the digital capabilities of the solutions offered by Voith by creating better communication ranges at industrial facilities and greatly improving Voith’s IoT/Industry 4.0 mobile radio networking solutions.
Industrial facilities present unique challenges to wireless communication systems, making it difficult to deliver advanced IoT Solutions, Big Data Analytics, Remote Video Diagnostics, and other cost saving services. This radio system will establish a high-speed wireless network with no need for an existing fixed network infrastructure as it utilizes MIMO technology and advanced mobile routing to thrive in complex industrial environments, resulting in a robust system that can be rapidly deployed while delivering high Ethernet data rates. This integration of advanced wireless technology into Voith’s digital solutions enables Voith’s cutting edge technology to be rapidly deployed and to proliferate, paving the road to the next industrial revolution.
Voith’s solutions equipped with Wave Relay® provide:
“For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees worldwide,” said Jon Blankenship, Voith’s Global Director, Emerging Technologies and IoT. “We are excited about offering the MANET products so all Voith industries can significantly increase the speed and efficiency of Voith’s solutions in challenging environments.”
Dr. Herbert Rubens, Persistent’s CEO, offered a similar perspective.
“Our partnership with Voith represents a continued expansion of MANET capabilities into the IoT marketplace with field hardened advanced technology,” Rubens said.
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of $4.7 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.
About Voith Digital Solutions
Voith Digital Solutions bundles Voith’s long standing automation and IT expertise with the know-how in the fields of water power, paper machines and drive engineering. This new Group Division works with new and existing customers to develop innovative products and services by driving IoT innovations and decisively shaping the digitalization process in the field of machine and plant engineering.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. For more information visit https://www.persistentsystems.com
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Houston, TX — High profile events like the Super Bowl are often utilized by broadcasters to demonstrate the most advanced technologies commercially available. One technology, which was leveraged independently by FOX 26/KRIV-TV and Telemundo Houston/KTMD at Super Bowl LI was the MPU5 Video Transmission System from Persistent Systems, LLC.
The MPU5 is a Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) System, where the MPU5 radios automatically discover each other and instantly form and maintain an IP Mesh Data Network called Wave Relay. This robust network is then utilized to stream video directly from ENG cameras to the production studio. The MPU5 utilizes 3×3 MIMO-OFDM technology to achieve extremely high spectral efficiency enabling the networks to pack more simultaneous video streams into the limited spectrum allocated to them.
“The MPU5 features very enthralling technology. Unlike bonded cellular or WiFi, this technology builds up its own securely encrypted and dedicated IT network that allows IT and engineering staff to decide what to transmit across the bandwidth, only limited by their imagination,” said Philip Muller, Chief Engineer, Telemundo Houston.
The MPU5 radios mount directly to the ENG camera and provide both a 3G-SDI input with integrated H.264 video encoding and streaming, as well as a 100 Mbps Ethernet connection which can connect directly to the camera. Whether you are using the MPU5’s integrated streaming or leveraging the H.264 encoding integrated in the latest ENG camera offerings, the MPU5 will deliver your video to the studio.
When compared with Bonded Cellular, the MPU5 is smaller, lighter, cheaper, has no recurring costs, delivers significantly more capacity, and higher quality of service.
Jerry Vazquez, Vice President of News for Telemundo Houston added, “MPU5 helped our news crews connect directly to our newsroom, while out on the field and seamlessly, during one of the biggest events of the year: Super Bowl LI.”
The MPU5 provides a modular radio architecture, where the frequency band can be changed by simply swapping the module. S-Band and C-Band modules are currently available with Broadcast Access Spectrum (BAS) modules shipping in the fall. The MPU5 can transmit up to 6W of average power, enabling very high capacity over large geographic distances.
Persistent Systems, LLC is now shipping the MPU5 radio system to customers.
Waltham, MA – QinetiQ North America (QNA), a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group which delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide, and Persistent Systems, LLC (Persistent), the leader in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) Technology and developers of the Wave Relay® system, today announced a long-term agreement to offer for integration Persistent’s MANET radio products into QNA’s TALON® and Dragon Runner® ground robots. The MANET relay radio can connect QNA’s ground robot family with a reliable, high throughput, and long range MANET communication system that is self-forming, self-healing, and scalable.
QNA tactical robots equipped with Wave Relay® provide:
“QinetiQ North America has a long history of delivering the most cutting edge systems, sensors, and capabilities on our family of ground robots. Persistent’s MANET relay radio products can significantly increase the communication range enabling the robot operator to perform dangerous missions at much greater distances. At the end of the day, everything we do is about keeping our soldiers safe,” said Jeff Yorsz, President of QinetiQ North America.
Dr. Herbert Rubens, CEO of Persistent Systems, offered a similar perspective. “Our agreement with QinetiQ North America brings us closer to achieving our vision of a fully networked battlefield. The Wave Relay® MANET also lays the groundwork for autonomous and collaborative behaviors that will dominate the battlefield of the future. We are excited to work with QNA to deliver the most cutting edge technology to the warfighter.”
QNA has begun accepting orders for MPU5-equipped Talon V systems.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. The Company’s product offerings include survivability, unmanned systems, power sensors, control systems and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.com.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. Its customers are predominantly government organisations including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets. For more information visit https://www.persistentsystems.com. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay.
New York, NY – Virsig, LLC (“Virsig”), an award winning New York City-based networked technology company, will be providing advanced security technology for the 2016 United States Presidential Debate.
The debate, the first between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is scheduled to take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on Monday, September 26, 2016. The event has been deemed a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as it may be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.
Virsig is teaming with NYC-based Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”); among the specialized equipment they will bring to the event, is Persistent’s Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) technology via Persistent’s latest product release, the MPU5. The United States Presidential Debate and other high profile events require a tremendous footprint of sensors, cameras, and advanced security systems designed to detect threats and alert law enforcement. All of these systems require connectivity to unite them with the security personnel who are continuously moving around the venue and its perimeter. The MPU5 provides that high-throughput, fully-mobile connectivity and enables security personnel to stay informed. The Wave Relay® MANET enables real-time threat detection, operational security, and situational awareness, thus empowering authorities to examine and handle the potential threat before it ever becomes a danger to the public.
“The United States Presidential Debate and other high profile events require a tremendous footprint of sensors, cameras, and advanced security systems designed to detect threats and alert law enforcement.”
The MPU5 is proven and fielded by the United States military and federal law enforcement agencies with international and domestic operations. Glenn Taylor, Virsig’s Executive Director, had previously engineered a security technology package for the 2012 Presidential Debate between President Obama & Governor Romney. In regard to the 2016 event, he said: “It’s an honor for Virsig to be able to supply resources such as the MPU5, so law enforcement authorities can best do their job, especially at this event of national significance.”
Persistent Systems’ equipment compliments other proven technologies, including Milestone Systems, Advanced Video Management Software (VMS); a solution favored by law enforcement officials, that was successfully deployed during the previous Presidential Debate in 2012, and will be utilized once again.
While the Presidential Debate is televised over a single evening, it remains a major undertaking, requiring weeks of advanced planning and strategic preparation. Campus Safety Magazine says: “The Hofstra Public Safety Department, which is partnered with the Nassau County and Village of Hempstead Police Departments, will bring in hundreds of additional law enforcement officers and federal agents to assist with security needs.”
New York, NY – Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) is pleased to announce the hiring of George Schick as its Operations Manager.
Persistent has experienced tremendous growth due to the recent release of its revolutionary MPU5 product family, and Mr. Schick’s arrival is a sign of Persistent’s commitment to and investment in its manufacturing capabilities and quality management.
Mr. Schick’s background in manufacturing, networking, and computing make him an ideal choice to scale the company’s production lines to meet the demands of its expanding customer base.
Mr. Schick joins Persistent from Apple, Inc., for which he served as Test Engineering and Operations Technical Manager based in Cupertino, CA. He oversaw all technical operations in two U.S. factories where Apple manufactures Mac Pros and iMac desktop computers. Before joining Apple, Mr. Schick served as Senior Test Engineer for Cisco Systems, responsible for handling all phases of quality testing for Cisco Server Products. He also served as Operations Engineering Manager for the Intel Corporation, managing a global team of 30 test engineers, manufacturing engineers, and program managers.
Mr. Schick will be based in Persistent’s NYC headquarters, where Persistent designs, assembles, and tests all of its products. Persistent’s products are proudly made in America and proudly made in midtown Manhattan.
As Persistent’s MPU5 devices proliferate throughout the soldier systems and unmanned systems community, Persistent’s products need to survive and thrive whether they are worn, flown, driven, submerged, or even thrown through windows. End users depend on Persistent’s quality and reliability in the most challenging operating environments, and Persistent intends to continue investing in its design, manufacturing, and quality divisions to ensure the continued satisfaction of its demanding customers.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.
Please visit https://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more.
Leading Robotics provider integrating cutting edge radio communications to provide greatly enhanced and battle-proven capabilities to the US Warfighter
Bedform, MA /PRNewswire/ — Endeavor Robotics, the leading U.S.-based ground robotics company focused on the defense, public safety, and industrial markets, and Persistent Systems, LLC, the leader in Mobile Ad hoc Network Technology (MANET) and developers of the Wave Relay® system, today announced an agreement to integrate the MPU5, a robust communication system, into Endeavor Robotics’ family of battle-proven ground robots. The integration of the Wave Relay® network with Endeavor Robotics robots is a force multiplier for our warfighters by significantly increasing the distance of unmanned ground operations and enabling operators to control or observe multiple robot assets through a common controller interface over the Wave Relay® MANET.
The first generation of tactical robots utilized limited range point-to-point radios constrained by frequency, transmit power and nominal mesh capabilities. Both robot systems and radio technology have evolved to enable greater capabilities and more secure and expandable communications between single systems or networks of down range systems. With the integration of advanced radio solutions such as Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay® MANET technology, operators of Endeavor robots will improve their capabilities by:
“The strategic partnership with available cutting-edge and proven technology providers such as Persistent Systems enables us to provide the warfighter needed technologies to operate more safely and with greater success. We are excited to work closely with Persistent Systems to provide the robotic solutions the warfighter demands and the advanced communications networks that provide the greatest reliability,” said Tom Frost, President of Endeavor Robotics.
Dr. Herbert Rubens, CEO of Persistent Systems, offered a similar perspective. “Our partnership with Endeavor Robotics represents a huge step towards the future where the battlefield is fully networked. Networked connectivity between the warfighter and all of the unmanned systems and sensors will significantly increase situational awareness. Our unique and powerful MANET network will extend the operation and use of Endeavor’s battle-proven family of robots to empower warfighters with information, allowing them to make better decisions and increase mission success.”
About Endeavor Robotics
Endeavor Robotics brings an established leadership team with decades of experience in the mobile robot industry, the best roboticists who collaborate with end-users to develop robots for worldwide markets, and veteran field service engineers who keep you in the fight. For more than 15 years, with deployments worldwide, operations in areas of conflict and in response to natural disasters, Endeavor Robotics has specialized in delivering battle-hardened and adaptable robotics. We are committed to working with industry leaders and government partners to deliver innovative, reliable and the easiest to operate robot solutions. Our family of robots includes 5-lb FirstLook, less than 20-lb SUGV, man-portable PackBot, and heavy-duty Kobra. To date, we have delivered more than 6,000 robots worldwide.
Please visit www.endeavorrobotics.com to learn more.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.
Please visit https://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay.
Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS delivers integrated Wave Relay® networking technology, enabling extended range UAS operations, real-time sharing of video, and beyond-line-of-sight network coverage to ground-based personnel.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) – Aeryon, the leader in small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), and Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent Systems”), the leader in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) technology and developers of the Wave Relay® system, today announced the integration of Wave Relay® technology into the airframe of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS. This integration will enable Command and Control (C2) and video downlinks from the sUAS into a Wave Relay® MANET.
Traditionally, sUAS operators have relied on WiFi (or similar) networking standards to deliver line-of-sight connections from ground control station (GCS) to aircraft. With Wave Relay® now integrated, the Aeryon SkyRanger offers a powerful set of new capabilities to Military, Public Safety, and Commercial UAV operators, including:
“Our partnership with Persistent Systems will bring significant benefits to our mutual customers and help them to do their jobs more safely and efficiently”, said Dave Kroetsch, President and CEO, Aeryon Labs.
Dr. Herbert Rubens, CEO of Persistent Systems, offered a similar perspective, “Persistent Systems and Aeryon share a deep engineering heritage and a commitment to deliver to our customers, in all sectors, flexible and robust networking solutions. We are confident that this collaboration will bring a unique, best-of-breed solution to market.”
LAS VEGAS—At the 2016 NAB Show, Persistent Systems will launch the MPU5, a Smart Radio System that provides H.264 encoding of HD video and long-range transmission on private, secure networks. With up to 6 W of transmit power, the MPU5’s 3×3 Mimo radio system reliably achieves extremely long ranges and 100+ Mbps throughput in challenging, urban, and high multi-path environments.
Designed for ENG, the MPU5 uses patented Wave Relay Manet routing to provide multi-hop IP connectivity between multiple MPU5 radio systems, which extends the range and simplifies deployment. It also allows additional MPU5s to be utilized as wireless extensions, especially in newsgathering locations that were previously unreachable by single-hop transmission systems. The MPU5’s integrated push-to-talk voice capability keeps camera operators connected to the studio.
The MPU5 has a 3G-SDI input and encodes and streams HD video at up to 1080/30p or 720/60p, utilizing H.264 in an MPEG-TS stream via UDP or RTP with both Unicast and Multicast support. It also has a 10/100 Ethernet port, and can be directly connected to cameras that provide encoding and streaming functionality. The MPU5 is camera-mountable and includes a 12-hour battery for a full day of continuous operation.
The 2016 NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas, April 18-21. Persistent Systems will be in booth SU15110. For more information, visit www.nabshow.com.
Las Vegas, NV– At the 2016 NAB Show, Persistent Systems, LLC will introduce the MPU5 – a Smart Radio System that provides both H.264 encoding of HD video and long range reliable transmission on a private and secure network. The MPU5’s 3×3 MIMO radio system with up to 6W of transmit power enables it to achieve extremely long range and 100+ Mbps of throughput in complex, urban, high multi-path environments. The 2016 NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas, April 18-21. Persistent Systems, LLC will be in booth SU15110.
The MPU5 uses Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay® MANET routing to provide multi-hop IP connectivity between multiple MPU5 radio systems, extending range and simplifying deployment. The multi-hop routing capability allows additional MPU5s to be utilized as wireless extensions, which enables news gathering to take place in locations that were previously unreachable by single-hop transmission systems. The MPU5’s integrated push-to-talk voice capability allows camera operators to remain continuously connected to the studio.
The MPU5 has a 3G-SDI input and can encode and stream HD video up to 1080p30 or 720p60 utilizing H.264 in an MPEG-TS stream via UDP or RTP with both Unicast and Multicast support. The MPU5 also has a 10/100 Ethernet port and can be directly connected to cameras that provide their own encoding and streaming functionality. The MPU5 is camera-mountable and includes a 12-hour battery for a full day of continuous operation.
In addition, the MPU5’s modular radio architecture enables the user to quickly and easily install RF modules for ISM as well as Licensed frequency bands. This provides tremendous flexibility and protects one’s investment as spectrum regulations continue to evolve around the world.
Persistent Systems, LLC is a New York, NY manufacturer of high throughput MANET radio systems for Electronic News Gathering and live event broadcasting. For more information, visit PersistentSystems.com/MPU5/.
ABOUT PERSISTENT SYSTEMS LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Mining, Oil and Gas, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.
Please visit www.persistentsystems.com to learn more.
Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay
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New York, NY – Global communications technology company, Persistent Systems LLC recently employed its pioneering technology, Wave Relay®, in a collaborative effort with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and across several federal agencies to provide support to enable the Emergency Response Drills in NYC last week, shaped by the Paris attacks in November.
Broadcast on media outlets across the country and discussed on social media channels by Mayor Deblasio, this demo has received national spotlight, but few know the technology that powered this scenario and enabled participants to communicate. The NYC-‐based company explains:
Persistent Systems LLC provided the network used for the active shooter demo by creating a backbone by which law enforcement and commanders in the scenario could communicate with one another in an inclement environment. In this case, an abandoned subway station – all via Persistent’s secure technology and radios -‐without reliance on cell phone towers.
HOW WAS WAVE RELAY® USED IN THIS EMERGENCY RESPONSE SCENARIO?
Persistent Systems LLC is grateful to provide its technology to customers in emergency response drills and in real-‐life scenarios including wildfires, law enforcement and disaster relief across the country and globally. Please visit www.persistentsystems.com to learn more.
To schedule an interview with Persistent Systems, LLC or for media requests, please contact Pulse Creative PR Director: Yanina Erman at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly via 917.650.5519.
About Persistent Systems
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a pioneering communications technology company that develops, manufactures and integrates Wave Relay®, a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support its cutting edge Wave Relay® systems and technologies. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Persistent’s suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Mining, Oil and Gas, Robotics, and Unmanned Systems markets.
Please visit www.persistentsystems.com to learn more.
Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay
MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKING COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS FOR MARITIME APPLICATIONS
Washington, DC – PERSISTENT SYSTEMS LLC, a revolutionary technology company that specializes in mission critical wireless communications, will be displaying their industry-‐leading innovations in seamless person to machine, and machine to machine communication at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Exhibit at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington DC on Feb 4-‐ 5, 2015 at booth 503.
For Persistent System LLC, the maritime application is a natural fit for their Wave Relay® network as it is highly fault-‐tolerant in dynamic maritime environments. The network allows for any range of craft or vessel to connect with one another other, but also, to maintain communications with the land and air nodes within the network. The true peer-‐to-‐peer aspect of the network ensures connectivity despite the ever-‐changing nature of scenarios and missions within maritime applications.
Persistent Systems LLC has extensive experience serving maritime and naval industries in both the Federal and commercial sector. The company holds status as the sole source provider of Wave Relay® systems delivering world class MANET technology and services to the world. Persistent System’s Mobile Ad-‐Hoc Networking (MANET) solution, Wave Relay® itself creates a rapidly converging network capable of providing seamless connectivity to each transceiver node on land, sea or in the air even in the most inclement conditions.
New York, NY – Small, portable drones can be tricky to launch, as shown in the famous YouTube video of U.S. Marines repeatedly failing to get an AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven off the ground. However, Stark Aerospace, an Israel Aerospace Industries company based in Columbus, Miss., has a new unmanned aerial vehicle, which company officials say can be launched while the operator is prone and in crosswinds of up to 15 knots.
Displayed at this week’s Association of the U.S. Army expo in Washington, D.C., the ArrowLite unmanned aerial vehicle weighs 6.3 lbs., with a wingspan of 98 inches. Currently, 39 of these aircraft are undergoing operational evaluation with unnamed U.S. military and Department of Defense users, said Bradley Pufpaff, president of Stark Defense Services, a division of Stark Aerospace.
A major selling point of the ArrowLite is its ease of use and deployment, Pufpaff said. The UAV fits in a single oversized waterproof backpack. “The wings go into three pieces. The tail actually comes off and is collapsible,” he said. “The vehicle can be pulled out of the package and assembled within 90 seconds and launched without the ground control station being on.”
The operator has time to fire up the ground control station once the UAV is in the air.
The vehicle can be launched and flown in unfavorable conditions. “We’ve launched this while lying flat on the ground or our knees, and in crosswinds. We’ve actually launched in 15 knot crosswinds,” Pufpaff said. “We fly in up 30 knot winds at altitude. We can land in crosswind, up to 15 to 20 knots.”
The ArrowLite carries a 220-gram 10-megapixel daytime camera, an uncooled long-wave IR sensor and an 850 nanometer laser illuminator. The laser, said Pufpaff, is not a fine point beam, but it can illuminate a vehicle or a group of people. The UAV also employs a Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network radio for command and control – the radio actually serves as a communications relay for voice and video as well as a Blue Force Tracker for everyone sharing the same network.
The Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office awarded Stark Aerospace a contract in March 2013 to develop and test the ArrowLite. This operational evaluation is expected to wrap up next spring or summer. In the meantime, the Stark Defense Services team has been getting feedback from military users that will be incorporated in an upcoming Block 2 version.
One issue has been endurance: users want to see ArrowLite to go beyond its current two hours and 45 minutes. So, for the Block 2, Stark Aerospace has been looking at solar paneled-wings and new battery technologies. “We are looking to take it to three hours, maybe three and a half hours,” he said.
Persistent Systems LLC, recently recognized Steatite Limited’s team for their outstanding efforts reselling, promoting, and demonstrating the Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) product line in 2014. “It is truly an honor to present the Reseller of the Year Award for 2014 to Steatite Limited who has far exceeded our expectations and has been an excellent extension of the Persistent Systems team,” said Director Adrien Robenhymer at Persistent Systems, LLC. “We believe that their knowledge and experience with the technology is at the highest level and we recognize their team as experts when in the field or selling the products.”
Steatite Limited joins Avwatch (2012) and CISTECH Solutions (2013) as winners of this award. Persistent Systems is grateful to all of our resellers for performing at such a superior level in demonstrating and promoting the capabilities of Wave Relay® technology.
Chris Harrington, the Business Director for Steatite Rugged Systems Division commented “This award is in recognition of a substantial investment, our team approach and a great deal of hard work in generating business for the Wave Relay® suite of products over the last 12 months. By combining Wave Relay® products with our rugged mobile computers and portable power solutions, Steatite has realised some significant opportunities and been able to supply a number of deployable end-to-end communications solutions to customers in EMEA and other emerging Countries.”
Persistent Systems, LLC closed 2014 with multiple resellers competing for this award. Due to worldwide recognition of the Wave Relay® capability, Persistent’s reseller program reaches US, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. Resellers have access to specialized training courses from Persistent Systems to increase the education and expertise level of the Wave Relay® MANET
Prescott, AZ – In Prescott, Ariz., where so many firefighters died in the deadly Yarnell Hill blaze last summer, the fire department is borrowing gadgets and tactics from the U.S. Special Forces to prevent that tragedy from happening again.
The fire that killed 19 firefighters proved so deadly in part because of poor communication, investigators said. So, in the year-plus since then, Prescott firefighters have been training on a sophisticated voice, data, and video-sharing system that Special Forces use when operating in difficult environments where radios might not work.
These Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network radios act as their own relay stations and are cabled to ruggedized, app-loaded tablets. Prescott Fire Battalion Chief Ralph Lucas III hopes the new gear will keep his men safe when battling raging wildfires in the future.
Prescott, AZ – Technology previously used by the military could give fire crews an edge as they battle wildfires. Persistent Systems LLC has a technology called The Wave Relay system, which uses Android devices, enables two-way, real-time voice and video communications, even in remote areas. As CNET’s Sumi Das reports, for CBS The Early Show, the Prescott, Ariz., fire department, which lost 19 Hot Shot firefighters last year, is testing the technology.
Prescott, AZ – Military technologies often make their way into the civilian world, but the recent transition of one high-tech system was spurred by the deaths of 19 “hotshot” firefighters in Arizona a year ago.
Realizing poor communication was a key factor in the June 30, 2013 Yarnell Hill Blaze that killed 19 Prescott, Ariz. firefighters, a federal defense agency vowed to deliver better communication capabilities to Prescott within a year after the tragedy. Beating that deadline, communications technology company Persistent Systems LLC, in late May delivered to the Prescott Fire Department communications equipment featuring what it calls its “revolutionary” Wave Relay technology.
The technology, so exclusive it was previously used by U.S. Special Operations Forces, allows uninterrupted communications to “hop” seamlessly between multiple users’ radios, effectively turning each user — whether on the ground or in the air — into a “self-forming” cell phone tower.
It also includes a feature that can run through a commercially available Android phone that allows everyone to see where all team members and support elements are, and to communicate in real time.
The specialized equipment was purchased by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and donated to Prescott.
A local tie to the project is The Dalles resident Ben Wring, the senior sales engineer for Persistent Systems, which is based in New York City but has several remote workers, including Wring. “It’s cool to transition to civil use something we have used for years with the military,” said Wring. “This program enables fire line communications and real-time situational awareness in ways not previously available to these brave firefighters.”
The program is called FLASH, or Fire Line Advanced Situational Awareness for Handhelds.
A press release from Persistent Systems said the FLASH program “aims to end the day when firefighters are left to wonder where the fire line is, where their teammates are, or what the latest wind and weather reports are.”
Wring took the technology down to Arizona in May and trained the Prescott firefighters on it.
Wesley Mitchell, an account manager at Persistent Systems, said, “FLASH takes a battle-proven system and repurposes it for firefighters, giving them some of the same capabilities as we provide for the Department of Defense.”
FLASH permits each firefighter to know where every firefighter is, and where every plane is overhead. “Wave Relay transmits information seamlessly among and between all deployed assets,” said Mitchell.
The Wave Relay technology is especially apt for wildland firefighting because, like U.S. Special operations Forces teams, they often find themselves in austere landscapes, without cell phone reception or radio signal repeater towers.
“It really is a privilege for us to work with these firefighters,” Mitchell said. “We’re helping them to do their jobs more effectively and also more safely.”
If an agency doesn’t have a plane in the air to relay communications among assets, fire crews can quickly set up one of Persistent System’s Wave Relay ridge top relays, Wring said. The firefighters even become relays themselves as teams move around on site.
In addition to radios, the system’s handheld display feature, which operates on Android phones, allows a firefighter to chart a fire line that can be uploaded in real time and instantly observed by incident commanders and fellow firefighters.
“They can bread-crumb a trail as they walk,” Wring said.
“They can put a mark on the map where they want to coordinate a water drop and everyone can see it,” he added.
The Android phone is packaged in a military-grade, waterproof protective case which provides a rugged USB interface.
Persistent System’s Wave Relay technology converts the USB interface to Ethernet, Wring said. Wave Relay is a wireless ad hoc network, and the handheld radios and phones effectively become a wireless Ethernet cable. “It doesn’t need a host-client architecture to make everything work,” Wring said.
When a firefighter is mapping a fire line, for example, they take a geo-cached image on their Android phone with time/date/location information automatically included and broadcast it to everyone on the network.
“You see where everyone was walking and you see where they stopped to take a picture. You can see the fire develop and move,” Wring said.
“We’ve been kind of getting an education on how to fight wildfires,” Wring said. They learned it can take all day, sometimes, to get back to incident command on the boundaries of a wildfire, and of course, by then the boundaries will have changed.
With the Wave Relay technology, the command center can be a long distance away. For the May training exercise, the incident command was actually in Arlington, Va., headquarters of the federal defense agency which donated the equipment to the Prescott Fire Department.
Impressive as the technology is, it’s easy to use.
“Really, the firefighters only have to turn it on,” Wring said. “Many tell me they call it their ‘easy button’.”
June 11, 2014
New York, NY
PERSISTENT SYSTEMS, LLC MODERNIZES COMMUNICATIONS
PERSISTENT SYSTEMS, LLC (“Persistent”), a revolutionary technology company specializing in mission- critical wireless communications systems traveled to Prescott, Arizona, to demonstrate how their Wave Relay® technology could help firefighters combat the ever-present communications challenges associated with fighting wildfires. In June 2013, 19 firefighters lost their lives to what became known as the Yarnell Hill Blaze. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) responded to this tragic loss by initiating the Fire Line Advanced Situation Awareness for Handhelds (“FLASH”) Program to enable reliable communications and situational awareness in the field. The program aims to end the day when firefighters are left to wonder where the fire line is, where their teammates are, or what the latest wind and weather reports are. The Wave Relay® solution was delivered and deployed in less than 1 week on May 26, 2014. Prescott-area firefighters are now equipped with Persistent’s mobile ad-hoc wireless networking (MANET) solution that has already proven its worth through years of operational experience with U.S. Special Forces units.
Persistent is working closely with FLASH technology to combat the operational deficiencies first responders face when battling complicated situations, including wildfires.
Currently, firefighters often suffer from a major gap in communications and situational awareness in their inclement work environments. For example, they can easily lose communication with their commanders, other teams of firefighters operating in their vicinity, and even with their own teammates. Non-Wave Relay® systems, even if they successfully establish lines of communication, often experience life-threatening transmission delays and interruptions.
“We are privileged to help out our firefighters. Wave Relay® is a battle-proven system that can truly help them to communicate vital information when it matters most. Everyone will instantly be able to see where all team members and support elements are, and to communicate and collaborate in real-time. We are looking forward to training more firefighters,” said Wesley Mitchell of Persistent Systems.
Persistent’s Wave Relay® system provides seamless connectivity between all firefighting assets. No longer will firefighters have to worry about directly communicating with the command center or with other ridge lines and canyons. Wave Relay® seamlessly hops among system radios located on firefighters, aircraft, or mountain top repeaters. In addition, by leveraging Persistent’s Cloud Relay™ technology, all participants have beyond-line-of-sight communications that enable full, real-time situational awareness, collaboration, video, and push-to-talk communications.
Darpa’s press release on collaboration with Persistent Systems,LLC
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Prescott, AZ – In the heat of battle, lives can depend on being able to coordinate troop positions safely while directing aircraft to provide close air support for ground forces. DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program aims to help overcome those challenges by providing warfighters with advanced digital tools for situational awareness and targeting in place of legacy communications systems and traditional paper maps.
Firefighters battling wildfires face challenges very similar to those that troops face in battle—the need for situational awareness, precise coordination of airborne water drops and ensuring fellow firefighters are kept safe from rapidly moving and shifting flames. Unfortunately, advanced technology to overcome these hurdles has not been readily available to the firefighting community.
On May 27, DARPA personnel traveled to Prescott, Arizona to collaborate with firefighters to test the potential value of PCAS technology for these public servants. Called Fire Line Advanced Situational Awareness for Handhelds (FLASH), the prototype system includes tablet computers, aircraft-mounted sensors and radios designed to identify the location of every firefighter and firefighting aircraft in expansive fire zones. The system overlays multiple streams of information from airborne sensors, firefighters and fire command posts onto a shared digital map visible via tablet computers.
Using these technology tools during the three-day training demonstration, the firefighters were able to track each other’s positions in real time. They monitored the position of an observation aircraft overhead and watched a live-video feed from the aircraft providing a bird’s-eye view of the terrain. Participants in a command post in Prescott—as well as observers at DARPA’s offices in Arlington, Virginia—viewed the same live video feeds from the aircraft and could communicate in real time with firefighters in the field.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Source: The pilot.com
Persistent Systems LLC, a global technology company based in New York City, has opened its first satellite office in Pinehurst and will showcase its networking capabilities across ground, vehicle and air during a demonstration next week.
Viewers will see video, voice and data moving across the network simultaneously and understand how the application can be replicated within “environments of interest,” whether they be in the defense or industrial sectors.
“It’s a networking radio technology that focuses on delivering video, data and voice into highly mobile, unpredictable situations,” said Adrien Robenhymer, the company’s vice president of business development and marketing. “It does it in a peer-to-peer capability. There are no towers or need for infrastructure.”
The demonstration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. next Tuesday at the Persistent Systems office at 11 Village Club Court. The company currently has two local employees, but room for seven more in its 2,000-square-foot space, which also includes a conference room and research and development lab.
Persistent Systems develops, manufactures and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system known as Wave Relay.
The company, founded in 2007, also has a research and development team that has designed wireless networking protocols to support the cutting-edge Wave Relay system and technology. Wave Relay is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions.
For example, Robenhymer said the technology was used in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“Within four hours, we had a 10-mile bubble of communication,” he said. “It allowed us to connect numerous buildings that did not have power, ships in the port, and fixed installation points. We can connect all sorts of different things because we’re a network.”
Robenhymer said the company’s suite of products has been field-proven and utilized in commercial, military, government, industrial, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, robotics and unmanned systems.
“Unmanned systems is an emerging market,” he said. “We’re already doing it for the military. We’re heavily looking into the commercial aspects of unmanned systems.”
Robenhymer said the company chose Pinehurst over Fayetteville for its satellite office.
“We didn’t want to be considered a typical defense contractor,” he said. “We felt Pinehurst was a much better match for us. It gives us proximity to Fort Bragg, but also a flavor for the commercial side of the business.”
Robenhymer said the company plans to recruit employees from the retiring military pool at Fort Bragg, as well as the three major universities in the Triangle.
“Being close to the Research Triangle Park was also a factor,” he said.
Pat Corso, executive director of Moore County Partners in Progress, said Persistent Systems is the second defense contractor in the past few months to set up shop in the county.
“It’s indicative of the interest these kinds of companies have in locating in a desirable, high-quality community,” Corso said. “They pre-selected us, which points to the fact that companies are choosing to come here based on their own homework. This is a strong indicator of why we should be proactively marketing to that industry.”
Partners in Progress intends to do just that when it launches Moore Alive later this year. The digital marketing initiative is designed to attract new residents and companies to the county.
“If we’re getting two defense contractors without any effort on our part, think of what will happen for us when we actually proactively market ourselves,” Corso said. “Imagine what the possibilities are when we begin marketing to them directly.”
Persistent Systems brings FMV to Android devices.
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March 19th, 2013
New York, NY
Congratulations to Avwatch, Inc. on being the inaugural Wave Relay® Reseller of the Year!
Persistent Systems LLC, recently recognized Avwatch, Inc.’s team for their outstanding efforts reselling, promoting, and demonstrating the Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) product line in 2012. “It is truly an honor to present the Reseller of the Year Award for 2012 to Avwatch who has far exceeded our expectations and has been an excellent extension of the Persistent Systems team,” said Director Adrien Robenhymer at Persistent Systems, LLC. “We believe that their knowledge and experience with the technology is at the highest level and we recognize their team as experts when in the field or selling the products.”
Persistent Systems, LLC closed 2012 with multiple resellers competing for this award. Due to worldwide recognition of the Wave Relay® capability, Persistent’s reseller program reaches US, United Kingdom and Australia. Resellers have access to specialized training courses from Persistent Systems to increase the education and expertise level of the Wave Relay® MANET.
February 25th 2013
MissionMobility Integrates Persistent Systems Technologies to Improve Products
MissionMobility, a leading provider of Military-Grade Baseband Communication Solutions, is proud to announce that it is one of two approved domestic resellers of Persistent Systems LLC’s (“Persistent”) Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc wireless radio networking (“MANET”) solutions.
As a reseller, MissionMobility will be able to incorporate Persistent’s products into its own. Steve Newell, President and CEO of MissionMobility says that “this technology is very well suited to our primary customers because small tactical teams and travelling executive officers absolutely need access to reliable, secure video and voice capabilities amongst many other types of secure data transfer. Because Persistent’s Wave Relay® system continuously adapts to changes in terrain and other difficult environmental conditions, we can provide them with a much needed boost to the reliability of their mobile comms.”
The average wireless networking devices are susceptible to disconnection with even slight changes in the physical environment. Persistent’s Wave Relay® technology eliminates connection breakdown and allows transfer of all data types securely. This technological breakthrough permits constant contact with every other device that has this technology, even if one of them fails. The alignment between MissionMobility and Persistent will redefine the last mile of communication for military and first responders as it extends their range of operations, potentially saving the lives of those that operate at the edge.
“Use of Persistent’s products in the field has resulted in an almost universal belief that the equipment is very solid,” claims Brian Lasagna, VP of Sales & Service at MissionMobility. Persistent’s products will allow MissionMobility users to scale a significant number of meshed devices into a network, essentially making their own communication infrastructure. “MissionMobility is exceptionally pleased to be working with Persistent Systems… providing service to those who serve,” Steve Newell added.
February 20th 2013
New York, NY
Persistent Systems Is Now ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
Persistent Systems LLC, a global leader in wireless Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET) devices is pleased to announce that it has achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
ISO 9001:2008 is recognized worldwide as the benchmark for Quality Management Systems. It is designed to be customer focused and provides the quality framework upon which Persistent meets customer expectations, produces error-free work, builds in quality, and continuously improves. Persistent Systems LLC ISO 9001:2008 registration was comprehensive and includes Design, Assembly, and Sale of our products.
Founded in 2007, achieving ISO 9001 certification was an important and natural progression in the growth of Persistent Systems LLC. Understanding that Quality was a key building block in the growth of the business, many quality systems and best practices were already in place and so a move under the ISO certification umbrella was a simple and efficient process.
“Ultimately our certification to ISO 9001 is a reflection of our commitment to meeting customer expectation, in design, application, reliability, service and overall quality of our products” said Herb Rubens, co-founder and CEO of Persistent Systems LLC. “We view the certification as an enabler for continued customer success and consequently our growth as a leading supplier of wireless MANET devices”.
A true Lifesaver in Operations.
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13 August 2013
New York, NY
by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC
AUVSI 2013: ‘Wave Relay’ unveiled for UAV swarm ops
Persistent Systems is integrating a MANET communications capability onto an undisclosed US customer’s UAV for use in ‘swarm’ applications, company officials have revealed.
Speaking to Shephard during a pre-AUVSI briefing, Herb Rubens, CEO of the company, said testing of the ‘Wave Relay’ technology had been conducted in March and explained how integration in preparation for deployment is now underway. ‘The testing went well and the systems are being integrated for follow-on testing of deployment of the system,’ Rubens explained. ‘That particular use case has not been deployed yet.’
He explained the customer’s requirement demanded that multiple UAVs be controlled from a single ground control station (GCS), describing how the operational range of the UAVs exceeded the maximum range of communication from the GCS.
‘So there are basically two options in that scenario: Option one is to SATCOM equip all of the UAVs and operate them over high latency, expensive satellite links,’ Rubens noted. ‘Option number two is to use a mobile ad hoc network system like Wave Relay.
‘It uses the platforms themselves as range extensions. That was the route the customer took, so in this scenarios we had three Class II UAVs, and the first was operating at a distance of around 15nm from the GCS. Each additional UAV was a subsequent 25nm further away, so the UAV at the head of the chain was some 100nm from the control station.’
US Army Class II systems include the RQ-7 Shadow UAV while the US Air Force operators MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers in the same category. Persistent Systems would not comment on which particular air frames were being used.
The UAV ‘swarm’ then demonstrated this concept of operations by pushing FMV from all three of the UAVs simultaneously, while also providing C2 for them all, Rubens continued. ‘Their goal is to deploy this summer. This will be the first time that this configuration is deployed. We’ve been doing work with designers on swarm technologies for some five years now, so we can use this on a number of classes of UAVs.’
‘When you enable a network on the battlefield, some of that control can occur at other points in the network,’ Rubens explained. ‘We’ve done capability demonstrations where unmanned ground robots were controlled by a user hopping through a small UAV platform as it was flying overhead of the ground robot. This is the first time these unmanned platforms have been able to communicate with each other.’
Wave Relay also lends itself to dismounted soldier operations, one such example being the receipt of ISR feeds from UAVs.
‘Typically, the problem with that is that only one person can have the specialised ISR receiver for the video,’ Rubens continued. ‘So our system is used as a dismounted soldier solution to connect to existing legacy ISR receivers and then redistribute the video to all of the members of the team, so all of the special forces team can view the video from the ISR platforms without every operator carrying heavy legacy ISR video reception equipment,’ he concluded.
Persistent Systems to highlight new Cloud Relay technology for communication solutions AUSA 2013.
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