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U.S. Marine Corps selects TeleCommunication Systems wireless point-to-point link systems for mission-critical communications

Posted by Courtney Howard

ANNAPOLIS, Md., 29 Dec. 2009. TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), a provider of mission-critical wireless communications, won an additional $8 million in funding from the U.S. Marine Corps for TCS Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems. WPPL systems provide deployed Marines with secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transmission of voice, video, and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links.

TCS will supply spare parts for the RF and Network packages of the WPPL systems, including sector and directional antennas, modems, routers, router cards, and router modules.

The TCS WPPL provides Marines with critical last-mile communications and extends the Local Area Network (LAN) to forward-deployed locations by extending services over terrestrial microwave radio links, reveals a company representative. It enables Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR), Voice over IP (VoIP), Video, and Defense Switched Network transmission of vital information.

This order was awarded by the Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP) and through the U.S. Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle.

"Our WPPL system has proven to be a workhorse in-theater," says Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "We continue to field these systems on a regular basis and support the forward-deployed warfighter with critical last-mile communications capability."

The TCS SwiftLink family of deployable communications solutions provides multimedia capabilities to convey encrypted voice, video, and data. TCS SwiftLink products are transportable and ruggedized. The modularity and "plug and play" interfaces between all RF and Baseband configurations inherent in the SwiftLink product line result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs, continues the representative.


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