Persistent Systems, LLC wins Government Security News award for MPU5 “smart” networking radio
January 16, 2018


Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) is proud to announce that GSN: Government Security News has honored the company with a coveted 2017 Homeland Security Award (“Best Tactical Mesh Radio”) for its handheld MPU5 radio and Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) solution.

In contrast to other systems, the MPU5 acts as both a receiver and relay station—creating a scalable, secure, self-healing, high-speed IP network that operates on the move, enabling the exchange of voice, video, text and sensor data, all without the need for external communications infrastructure.

At Persistent, we’re always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to better support our law enforcement, federal agency, and military customers,” said Herbert Rubens, founder and CEO of Persistent Systems. “So, it is gratifying to be honored by a leading security industry publication for our work.”

The MPU5 is often referred to as a “smart” radio because it has a built-in Android™ computer that runs:

  • Third-party apps, such as the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) and
  • Video footage collected from cameras.

In addition, the MANET radio has an HD video encoder/decoder for high-throughput transmission of video feeds and a 3×3 MIMO radio to provide unparalleled performance in underground tunnels and urban canyons.

To facilitate operator flexibility, the MPU5 has a Radio-over-IP (RoIP) capability that allow users to tether third-party legacy radios into the wireless IP network. The MPU5 is also modular in design, so operators can switch between RF bands (L-, S-, and C-Band) in support of the mission.

Considering all these capabilities, “the MPU5 radio from Persistent Systems was an easy choice for Platinum Winner in the category of Tactical Mesh Radio,” said Government Security News publisher Chris Zawadzki.

Besides military customers, the MPU5 is used by a wide variety of federal, state, and local agencies, including Department of Homeland Security components, the Department of Justice, and New York Police Department, said Nick Naioti, VP of Business Development.

The MPU5 radio has tremendous momentum in the market because more and more agencies are realizing what our Wave Relay® MANET technology can do to support their mission,” Naioti said.

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® transmits and receives 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.

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