ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 3, 2021) – The U.S. Army is continuing the DevOps drumbeat on network modernization with a pair of rapid prototyping contract awards for wireless communications technologies supporting mobile command posts.

On Sept. 2, the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground issued contract awards to L3 Harris Technologies, Inc. and Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS), Inc. on behalf of the Network Cross-Functional Team (CFT), part of the Army Futures Command. The awards stemmed from the Army’s ongoing series of technical exchange meetings, or TEMs, with industry partners designed to target promising prototype technologies for experimentation and potential fielding.

“Delivering Soldiers the communications systems they need today and in the future depends on getting new solutions into the DevOps pipeline so we can rapidly iterate and improve tactical network capabilities,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jeramy Cosner, chief of market research at the Network CFT. “Working with industry to assess prototypes in Army labs and out in the field with Soldiers ensures we continue that cycle.” Read More >

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July, 19, 2021) — The Stryker armored vehicle hatch dropped. Soldiers scrambled out, aiming immediately at enemy positions as they dismounted.

In the future, soldiers sealed inside Strykers will learn the locations of their objective and enemy soldiers, watching on a screen the virtual pins dropped by other soldiers on mobile devices strapped to their chests. At this demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, the Stryker teams entered the fight and traversed the battlefield to a mock Islamic State group weapons cache while their locations, in turn, pinged to soldiers and vehicles across the Stryker brigade.

“When you’re in a fight, things are always moving around. I thought it was very useful to have as a soldier because before you even drop that ramp you know what to expect,” said Sgt. Connor Smith, who took part in the demo.

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (May 18, 2021) – Army engineers evaluated methods to improve the radio performance of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCVs) during a field-based experiment.

The experiment focused on protected communications for tele-operating robotic combat vehicles under the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team’s (NGCV CFT) Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) effort, which combines Soldiers, manned and unmanned air and ground vehicles, robotics and sensors to increase situational understanding, lethality and resiliency.

Radios will play a key component in the Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle’s ability to remotely control and maneuver RCVs in urban environments and varied terrain, noted Archie Kujawski, a network architect with the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center – a component of Army Futures Command’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM).

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2021  — BATS Wireless (BATS), one of the world’s leading innovators of antenna aiming, tracking, and stabilization systems announced the deployment of its cutting-edge FAST 4G LTE tracking antenna. The FAST LTE’s revolutionary technology represents an evolutionary step into autonomous link alignment, acquisition, and optimization.

The FAST 4G-LTE is a solid-state tracking antenna that provides vessels with long-range communications using public LTE networks. The innovative solution provides a unique alternative in the deployment of offshore broadband communication, allowing the system to make use of widely deployed and maintained public LTE networks across the globe. With its ultra-fast aiming and tracking capability, maritime operators can realize connectivity even while on the move.

Indianapolis, Indiana  – September 5, 2019 – Siklu, the global market leader in 5G mmWave wireless network solutions, and BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems today announced the successful testing of BATS’ OnPoint 5G antenna stabilization system with radio partner Siklu’s EtherHaul™ 8010FX, a high-throughput, millimeter wave wireless radio, ideal for 5G backhaul applications. The successful test demonstrates how the OnPoint 5G can help meet or exceed the stability requirements of a high capacity mmWave link.

The OnPoint 5G solution is ideal for applications where thermal venting or excessive wind become a barrier to link placement, or in areas where the infrastructure’s rigidity is affected by environmental changes, such as heat and cold cycles. Due to its precise stabilizing ability, the OnPoint 5G has proven successful in helping Siklu deliver stable and reliable millimeter wave links for critical high capacity backhaul links. Read More>

There is good news for internet users. The Bornholm line is ready for wireless internet during the whole cruise when the first ferry sails on September 1, 2018.

“We are not coming to Bornholm with half solutions, so we have the internet from the outset,” says communications manager Jesper Maack from Molslinjen, head of Bornholm line.

The solution is being delivered by the Norwegian company Specto Remote, which has already delivered similar solutions to other Mollinjen ferries. The plan is to set up powerful antennas around Rønne and Ystad to send signals to the ferry. The receiver antenna on board the ferry becomes gyro stabilized, making it easier to hit it when the ferry sails up to 70 kilos per hour. But it still requires careful placement of the antennas on the landing side. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS May 18, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems, today announced the development of its Enhanced Route Communications Network (ERCN) solution delivering next generation “Massive MIMO” capabilities for operators in the cruise, ferry and leisure markets.  The new ERCN solution represents a shift in terrestrial-based ferry and cruise communications systems, delivering concurrent multi-lane network links featuring integrated aggregation and failover capabilities.

The integrated route communications solution allows for operators in the leisure market to communicate and share data, as well as support their back office and VPN needs. Additionally, the Enhanced Route Communications Network solution allows for increased throughput for client internet hotspots through the use of a dedicated client channel within its flexible link architecture. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS February 23, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization, and tracking systems today announced that it has been selected by a major oil & gas company to deliver its innovative Platform-to-FPSO communications solution for integration offshore. The project calls for BATS to provide its state-of-the-art DVM-90XL system, which will help facilitate critical communications and data sharing between a central platform and fixed production and offloading vessel in the oil-rich Nigerian Basin.

The DVM-90XL antenna system will be outfitted with dual Aviat ODU600 radios; used to form a high-speed, high-capacity network that can offer 700 Mbit/s connectivity speeds. The expanded-size DVM-90XL offers a 360-degree continuous, marine-grade ruggedized architecture, boasting sea salt and spray-resistant composite materials with dual-layer water protection. These design improvements allow for a large antenna system that can deliver uninterrupted use in some of the harshest environments offshore. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS – February 16, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems, today announced the commencement of trials of its FAST platform as the on-the-move offshore wireless network platform of choice for a major Asian electronics and engineering provider. BATS will deliver its FAST 5.8 GHz intelligent tracking antenna solution and integrated radios for trials offshore. The FAST solution is a replacement for inefficient PMP-based wireless networking solutions that rely on omni-directional antennas for communication to other vehicles or vessels in the area. BATS FAST solution brings a higher throughput, increased range, and lower-cost alternative over legacy satellite and PMP-based options.

The customer, one of Asia’s largest publicly-listed companies, with a presence in more than 20 countries, recognized that legacy wireless and satellite-based offshore networks offered today would not serve their needs for a wireless communications solution that kept pace with their cutting-edge technologies. They selected BATS after understanding the advantages offered by a solution based on tracking, stabilizing, and optimizing wireless links that were constantly on-the-move. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS January 31, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems today announced a key success in the rollout of their enhanced FAST auto-aligning and tracking antenna.

Together with regional partner SpectoRemote, the BATS FAST system was able to deliver an 85/85 Mbps half-duplex link at nearly 50 kilometers during a ship to shore operation. The FAST system successfully tracked the origin base station for the entire ship route, with high-speed connectivity still available from the origin port while docked in the destination port approximately 48 kilometers away.

Peak speeds for the FAST system near port exceeded 170/170 Mbps, while successfully delivering 100/100 Mbps mid route. Utilizing a dedicated link aggregation appliance, combined with other FAST’s and BATS antenna systems onboard operators are able to achieve double the connection speeds normally available while also providing link redundancy. Read More>