07 Oct 17. FLIR Systems Announces FLIR Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System. Today, FLIR announced the release of the FLIR Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System (LVSS) at AUSA in Washington D.C. Designed as a removable, skid-based, mobile surveillance solution, the FLIR LVSS™ mounts in the bed of a standard commercial pickup truck, converting it into a rapidly deployable, yet covert surveillance command and control center for border security, coastal surveillance missions and force protection. The FLIR LVSS integrates a TacFLIR 280-HD® or TacFLIR 380-HD® multi-spectral high-definition imaging systems (including MWIR, SWIR, EO and EMMCD) for medium to long range identification of potential threats. Also integrated with LVSS is the FLIR Ranger® R20SS or FLIR Ranger® R6SS radar for the ability to detect and identify more than 500 targets at once, and automatically cue the imaging sensor. Easily deployed and locally operated inside a truck cab, the FLIR LVSS enables users to rapidly establish a command and control capability wherever it is needed. The mobility of the platform and flexibility of the system provides agility to adapt to changing conditions and threats. With a 16-foot mast that can rise above trees and obstacles, the installed sensors create a complete surveillance picture comprised of data, video and geospatial locations to identify and classify potential targets for rapid and decisive action. With the mast stowed in the truck bed, the vehicle provides an inconspicuous solution for operations. The FLIR LVSS is available for purchase today. To learn more about the FLIR LVSS™, visit www.flir.com/LVSS
08 Oct 17. General Dynamics Mission Systems introduces the new Fortress® Wireless Gateway, allowing users to connect quickly and securely to a wireless network to enhance and extend wireless network coverage. Designed as a secure communications gateway for tactical, public safety and industrial applications, the Wireless Gateway provides connectivity, roaming and mesh networking capabilities, in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, for Wi-Fi and LTE networks. Compatible with 802.11 and 3GPP networking standards, users can also connect their existing mobile devices, like smartphones, cameras and tablets to the network via the new Wireless Gateway. Weighing only seven pounds, its compact design enables rapid and easy transportation and integration into vehicles for mobile applications.
“Secure wireless connections are critical in rural, isolated tactical settings or in congested city environments, particularly in environments where extended network coverage is needed but unavailable due to a loss or lack of wireless network infrastructure,” said Mike Guzelian, a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems. “The Wireless Gateway delivers easy access and immediate mobility of wireless networks ensuring connectivity wherever our customers operate.”
The Wireless Gateway supports multiple licensed U.S. federal and NATO frequency bands providing government and military personnel access to a dedicated network avoiding potential interference from congested, public unlicensed networks and avoiding the costs associated with accessing a commercial cellular network. The Wireless Gateway also supports the 802.11 mesh networking standards.
The Wireless Gateway includes the highest levels of industry-standard encryption and meets commercial and government security standards. Specifications include:
• Operating frequencies:
– LTE: Commercial and Federal L, S and C bands.
– Wi-Fi: Unlicensed and Federal L, S and C bands.
• Network interoperability:
– IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n access point, mesh point.
– 3GPP LTE.
– IPv4 and IPv6.
– Integrated DHCP and DNS.
– FIPS 140-2 encryption.
– NSA Suite B cryptography.
– WPA2 Personal and Enterprise.
The new Fortress Wireless Gateway is part of the Fortress Wireless networking family of products consisting of a Virtual Core Network (VCN), eNodeB