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04 May 13. VCC has developed a new series of ruggedized panel mount indicators designed for use in a variety of harsh environments. Featuring built-in LEDs, which are visible both in direct sunlight and at wide angles, VCC’s 22mm CNX 722 Series TuffLED™ indicators are resistant to shock, vibration, and moisture, and are RoHS compliant. The series also features several connection options, which facilitate fast, easy installation in extreme and outdoor applications, including: control cabinets, instrument panels, military and aircraft equipment, disinfection and sterilization environments, transportation dashboards, switch stations, outdoor signage, industrial machinery, and vending and gaming machines. VCC’s CNX 722 Series TuffLED™ indicators are available in clear or color-coordinated polycarbonate, as well as in a glowing polycarbonate-acrylic blend. The series’ built-in LEDs are available in red, yellow, green, blue, and white, and may be used in 5, 12, or 24 VDC circuits. Additionally, optional bezels, which provide a smooth, cosmetic finish, are available in black, red, yellow, green, blue, white, aluminum, brushed aluminum, and chrome.

06 May 13. Astrium Americas announced that its subsidiary, Astrium Services Government, Inc., will offer UAE-owned Yahsat Military Ka-band service to the U.S. government. This service allows any U.S. government or Department of Defense end user to utilize Yahsat Military Ka-band capacity that is compatible with the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) constellation for greater global coverage and reliability. Astrium was the prime contractor for the construction of the Yahsat satellite fleet. Astrium Services will provide end-to-end services using Yahsat Military Ka-band capacity in order to meet DoD requirements on contract vehicles such as the Defense Information System Agency’s Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) program. This deal deepens Astrium Services’ commitment to be the leading provider of COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM services to the U.S. government. (Source: Yahoo!/Marketwired)

09 May 13. Tecore Networks announced its RAVEN Platform, a tactical solution delivering macro 3G/4G wireless service for rapidly deployable communications. The RAVEN leverages a size optimized all-IP based architecture, delivering the most compact, adaptable, and cost-effective rapid response tactical platform. The highly portable mobile platform is small enough to qualify as carry-on luggage on most airlines. Each RAVEN system provides voice, text, MMS, and megabit internet services for local users as a standalone system or as part of a larger communications network. The recent focus on establishing a Bring Your Own Device “BYOD” environment within the government and military, has shined a light on the risks of cyber-attacks as well as the importance of information assurance. With the RAVEN, BYOD is simplified and secured by allowing users to “Bring Your Own Network” BYON as well. With control of the wireless network and device, secured communications can extend out to the first tactical mile, avoiding the risk of traversing unsecured networks. Enabling multiple levels of encrypted communications, the RAVEN supports integrated security enclaves that can be controlled locally or from the cloud. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

06 May 13. American Industrial Systems Inc. AIS, an ISO
9001:2008 is a certified supplier and manufacturer of cost-effective marine PCs with rugged touch screen interface comply with marine equipment standards to meet the demands of IEC 60945, DNV 2.4, and IACS-E10 (international standard for maritime navigation and radio communications equipment and systems) needed to withstand the harsh maritime environment requiring low EMI or long-term vibration resilience. These units are specifically designed to full

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