USB-to-synchronous-cable enables IP data communications for tactical radios

Sealevel Systems in Liberty, S.C., is introducing the ACC-188 USB synchronous interface adapter that enables military tactical radios to interface to PCs and transmit IP-based data via USB port. “The high-data throughput of the ACC-188 allows our warfighters to quickly transmit and receive data such as GPS maps, images, coordinates, and IM-type communications,” says Marc Foster, director of sales at Sealevel. The ACC-188 is available with connector options that make it compatible with radios like the Harris PRC-117 and PRC-150, Motorola LST-5, Raytheon PSC-5D and ARC-231, Rockwell Collins ARC-210, and Thales PRC-148. The ACC-188 can be used by most digital radio sets that have a synchronous serial data port. Sealevel developed the ACC-188 to operate seamlessly with PDA-184, a standard software product developed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The PDA-184 software (shipped by Sealevel with the ACC-188) provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows war fighters to transmit and receive a variety of data types, including an instant message function and file transmission. “Despite the challenge, USB was the ideal interface for the product because it is present on every contemporary desktop and portable PC,” says Frank Phelps, Sealevel’s senior design engineer on the project. For more information, visit Sealevel Systems online at

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