TrellisWare Technologies, a leading innovator of tactical networking solutions, has won a multi-party $100M IDIQ contract award to support the FBI’s Operational Technology Division.
Under the contract, TrellisWare radios running the company’s TSM™MANET waveform will be provided to enhance Department of Justice (DOJ) tactical mesh/mobile operations.
TrellisWare radios support multiple deployment scenarios and provide simultaneous voice, data, video, and Position Location Information (PLI) in a single tactical wireless network.
One of the key innovations behind the TSM waveform, TrellisWare’s Barrage Relay™ technology, offers optimal bandwidth, unmatched scalability, and reliability to FBI agents for special events, when commercial systems fail, and for highly dynamic operations when things can change at a moment’s notice.
TrellisWare radios provide secure communications and can scale to support small to large networks on a single radio channel, supporting multiple real-time video streams and uninterrupted communications in challenging environments such as underground, inside buildings, and within urban areas.
“We are honored to have been selected as a recipient of one of these contracts, and we are excited to provide the FBI with the dynamic networking capabilities that only our TSM waveform can provide,” said Metin Bayram, President and CEO of TrellisWare.
“We look forward to working with the FBI to enhance communications performance for their most challenging tactical operations.”
Recently, TrellisWare successfully completed a TSM Network Scalability Test in which 155 radios were networked together in a single RF channel.
TrellisWare hosted over 25 representatives from U.S. and U.K. defense organizations to witness first-hand the unique and scalable approach to networking offered by the TrellisWare TSM Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) waveform.
The event demonstrated that a flat Army company-wide lower-tier network, or brigade-wide mid-tier network, is feasible today with the TrellisWare’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) portable TSM waveform using only a single 1.2 MHz RF channel.
The TSM waveform formed a 1.2 MHz network consisting of 155 radios that simultaneously supported multiple dedicated voice talk groups, Position Location Information (PLI) updates for every radio every 10 seconds, and still provided sufficient throughput for multicast multi-hop IP video and data streaming.
TrellisWare demonstrated the 155 node network using their TW-400 CUB™ and TW-850 TSM Ghost™ tactical radios and partners’ SDR platforms with TSM capability.
A series of tests were conducted which showcased simple network configuration and management, fast network formation, fast network joining by incoming radios, multi-hop networking, and high Message Completion Rate (MCR) operation in mobile and high-multipath environments.
Additionally, TrellisWare demonstrated the flexibility of the TSM waveform by configuring the same flat 155 radio network to use single 3.6 MHz and 20 MHz RF channels to showcase scenarios, that require high IP data bandwidth such as streaming higher resolution video to all radios on the network.
“We are thrilled to have members of the U.S. and U.K defense communities come to our facility and see for themselves the power of TrellisWare’s TSM network,” added Metin.
“The tests we ran this week proved that TSM can address the challenges that have hindered other MANET waveforms from being successfully deployed, and enable a simpler, more reliable, and more spectrum efficient Army tactical network architecture.”
TrellisWare’s TSM waveform has been deployed for nearly ten years within special operations forces, leading to the TSM waveform having been chosen as the primary MANET for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) next generation handheld and manpack radios.
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