DATA BUSES AND NETWORKING: Oceus Networks chooses Reality Mobile for video-sharing tool for prototype Navy tactical network

Networking specialist Oceus Networks in Reston, Va., needed real-time mobile video collaboration equipment for a prototype U.S. Navy portable maritime command and control (C2) system called the Xiphos broadband tactical communications network. They found their solution from Reality Mobile in Herndon, Va.

Oceus awarded a subcontract to Reality Mobile to provide the Reality Mobile RealityVision video-sharing system for the Xiphos prototype shipboard network that Navy experts will demonstrate on an expeditionary strike group led by the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Oceus is developing the Xiphos network to provide the Navy with high-capacity secure wireless networking for real-time access to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data for intra-ship communications, and over the horizon inter-ship communications with commercial cell phones, laptop computers, rugged tablet computers, and other handheld communications gear.

The Kearsarge is a Wasp-class, helicopter-carrying, big-deck Navy assault ship that carries Marine Corps infantrymen and their aircraft to where they need to fight. The Kearsarge and the support ships in its expeditionary strike group are based at Norfolk Naval Station, Va.

RealityVision uses open standards and helps users share live video, data, and GPS tracking handheld communications devices.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Reality Mobile online at, or Oceus Networks at

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